Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanks to everyone in New Braunfels, Texas, for making our event last Saturday a big success.  Despite inclement weather, we sold out all hardcover and paperback copies of The Cana Mystery by 4 p.m.  David would like to send a special thank you to New Braunfels Mayor Barron Casteel for his warm welcome, to the Sophienburg Museum, and to LaVerne Johnson for her organizing expertise.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Don't miss R.B. O'Gorman's debut medical thriller Fatal Rhythm, with 24 5-star Amazon reviews!  Dr. O'Gorman will be signing copies and meeting fans in New Orleans on October 16.
Dr. Jeff Mirus (Ph.D. Intellectual History, Princeton, 1973) recommends The Cana Mystery, calling the book "Quite good: Strong characters. Deft plot.  Thoroughly engaging.  Actually quite easy to suspend one's disbelief, which is a key achievement in the fantasy genre."

Read the complete article here.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Click here to read Tom Elliott's review of The Cana Mystery in the MENSA Bulletin: The Magazine of American Mensa.

Highlights include:

"The Cana Mystery by David Beckett (Tuscany Press) has shades of The Da Vinci Code (the comparison is inevitable, and it's meant as a compliment!"

"As the story bounces back and forth between the Vatican in 1462 and the modern day, the reader is exposed to the rich yet generally unknown history of Malta and other locales and gains a new appreciation of their place in the world."

Thursday, June 12, 2014

To Gus and our good friends at the Seize the Day radio program out of Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida: Thank you so much for inviting Mr. Beckett to speak and for recommending The Cana Mystery!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mr. Beckett asked me to say "Thank you!" to all readers and to the IPBA for helping May 10 - May 24 become our best 2-week sales period ever!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Click here to see the San Antonio Express-News' announcement of Mr. Beckett's recent literary award!

Friday, May 2, 2014

David asked me to express his boundless thanks and gratitude to the Independent Publisher Award voters and judges who, earlier today, awarded The Cana Mystery 2014's National Silver Medal for Thriller/Suspense fiction.  David is grateful to Peter, Elaine, and the incredibly talented and dedicated staff at Tuscany Press whose teamwork helped bring The Cana Mystery to life.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Click here to read a great review from Daniel Lin in Australia.

Highlights include:

"The Cana Mystery is a very good read; it is difficult to put it down once you start reading it."

"Some have compared [The Cana Mystery] with The Da Vinci Code, but I think it is more similar to Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Having said this, I did some research on the historical facts mentioned in the book, and they all turned out to be accurate.  By reading this book, I've learnt a fair bit of history ...  I think the quality of this book is far superior to The Da Vinci Code."

"The characters are well portrayed, the story is very well written, and the plot moves at a very fast pace.  ... This plot is interesting and has some surprising twists and turns."

"[The Cana Mystery] is categorized as Catholic fiction.  Yet, it does not seek to preach like a broken record player.  Instead, the story and the central characters displayed core Christian virtues.  This is the first time I am reading Catholic fiction, and I am impressed.  I hope David Beckett will write a sequel to this book, because this stuff is truly great."

Saturday, March 29, 2014

We'd like to send a huge "Thank You" to our Central Texas readers as well as to Frank Campbell and everyone at Barnes & Noble in Round Rock, Texas.  It was a privilege to meet you all, and we look forward to visiting Round Rock again soon!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Come meet David Beckett!  Mr. Beckett is holding a book signing on Saturday, March 29 from 2-4 at the Barnes & Noble in Round Rock, Texas.

Barnes & Noble
2701 Parker Road
Bldg. A, Ste. 700
Round Rock, TX   78681
(512) 600-0114

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thanks to Emily Zendt ( and the staff at Lake Country Life magazine for the terrific book review.  "The Cana Mystery is an Amazon best seller.  It's an enjoyable work of fiction that keeps true to the history of the Catholic Church and ... treats matters of faith with delicacy."  (Dec. 11, 2013)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thanks to loyal readers, Charley Carroll, and everyone at Barnes and Noble, Gymboree, and Janie & Jacks for welcoming us to Austin, Texas and making our sunny weekend visit a memorable experience.  We appreciate your support!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Come meet David Beckett!  Mr. Beckett is holding a book signing TODAY in Austin, Texas at the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum from 2:00 - 4:00.

Barnes & Noble
10,000 Research Blvd.  (Arboretum)
Austin, TX   78759
(512) 418-8985

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lake Travis Life calls The Cana Mystery "an engrossing adventure tale that's garnered rave reviews and enjoyed immediate popularity. ... Its fast pace and archaeological plot remind many of Raiders of the Lost Ark, whereas the protagonists' romantic chemistry has been compared to classics such as It Happened One Night and To Catch a Thief."

To read the whole review, click here.  The review is featured on page 21.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Voices de la Luna Poetry Magazine asks:

"How are the Emperor Constantine, Attila the Hun, Louis XI "the Spider King," and Vlad the Impaler connected with the prophecy, and what does it have to do with the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI?  To find the answers to these mysteries, and to enjoy an action-packed story chock full of both history and modern technology, read The Cana Mystery for yourself!"

Click here to read the rest of the review.