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#6411  ZodWallop 08-14-2022, 11:49 AM
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy is $2.99 at Amazon US.

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One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law—in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell—can contain.

As Moss tries to evade his pursuers—in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives—McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.
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#6412  sufue 08-15-2022, 11:23 AM
Andrea Camilleri's The Smell of the Night (apa The Scent of the Night) is the sixth Inspector Montalbano book. It's £0.99 right now at Kindle UK.

Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001RHOJU2
Kindle UK/Smile: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001RHOJU2

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Half the retirees in Vigáta have invested their savings with a financial wizard who has disappeared, along with their money. As Montalbano investigates this labyrinthine financial scam, he finds himself at a serious disadvantage: a hostile superior has shut him out of the case, he’s on the outs with his lover Livia, and his cherished Sicily is turning so ruthless and vulgar that Montalbano wonders if any part of it is worth saving. Drenched with atmosphere, crackling with wit, The Smell of the Night is Camilleri at his most addictive.
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#6413  sufue 08-15-2022, 11:28 AM
Agatha Christie's The Thirteen Problems, apa The Tuesday Club Murders, apa The Mystery of the Blue Geraniums, and Other Tuesday Club Murders, is an early collection of Miss Marple short stories. It's £0.99 at Kindle UK right now, as part of today's Daily Deal.

Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0046RE5AE
Kindle UK/Smile: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0046RE5AE

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A weekly dinner party
Ten amateur sleuths
The Tuesday Night Club murders
On a quiet Tuesday in St Mary Mead, a group of friends gather for dinner.

A policeman, a clergyman, a solicitor, an author, an artist, and an unassuming lady with a shrewd gaze – Miss Jane Marple. Conversation naturally turns to crime.

Each recounts a seemingly unsolvable mystery. Each thinks they know the answer.

But it’s the one they least expect who understands the true nature of each wicked act…

Never underestimate Miss Marple
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#6414  tch65721 08-15-2022, 09:55 PM
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The Harry Bosch Novels: Volume 2: The Last Coyote, Trunk Music, Angels Flight
by Michael Connelly - $3.99
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FBJDU2
And again today...
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#6415  sufue 08-16-2022, 11:05 AM
More than a year later, Trace is $1.99 again in the US. The links are still good...

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Trace is the 13th in the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell. It has dropped to $1.99 at Kindle and Kobo US.

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074VTH34
Kobo US: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/trace-1
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#6416  sufue 08-16-2022, 11:44 AM
Murder By The Book is the eighteenth in the Matthew Bartholomew series by Susanna Gregory. It's on sale right now in the US ($1.99) and UK (£2.99).

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GW4JQQ2
Kobo US: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/murder-by-the-book-8
Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007TNY6II

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The eighteenth chronicle in the Matthew Bartholomew series.

It is drawing near to the end of term, and the University at Cambridge is in turmoil over the opening of a new Common Library. There is an attack on one of the masters at a meeting to discuss the matter, and a body is found floating in the pond in the library's garden on the eve of its opening.

Meanwhile, there are rumours of a large force of dangerous smugglers lurking in the Fens. Aided by their friend Sheriff Tulyet, Bartholomew and Michael must thwart the invaders before the Feast of Corpus Christi the following week. To fail might mean the destruction of the town...

'A first-rate treat for mystery lovers' (Historical Novels Review)
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#6417  Paperbackstash 08-16-2022, 10:38 PM
Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club Crime Classics) by Carolyn Wells currently on sale for 99 cents from Harper Collins

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D44Z4BX/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&tag=rnmgdeals-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creati veASIN=B07D44Z4BX
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#6418  Paperbackstash 08-16-2022, 10:40 PM
Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery Book 1) by Mia P. Manansala is on sale from Penguin for $2.99

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FHB46J1/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&tag=rnmgdeals-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creati veASIN=B08FHB46J1
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#6419  Paperbackstash 08-16-2022, 10:42 PM
The Hunting Wives by May Cobb is on sale for 1.99 from Penguin

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GJVV4WS/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&tag=rnmgdeals-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creati veASIN=B08GJVV4WS
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#6420  sufue 08-17-2022, 11:30 AM
The Jeri Howard Anthology: Books 10-13 by Janet Dawson is free right now at Kindle US and UK. It contains: Bit Player, Cold Trail, Water Signs, and The Devil Close Behind. Books in this previously conventionally published series go free a lot, both individually and in collections, but I haven't noticed this particular omnibus go free before.

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RJW66ZN
Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09RJW66ZN

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Vol. 10-13 of the AWARD-WINNING Jeri Howard Murder Mystery Series now comes in a handsome box set at an even more appealing price! "Dawson keeps suspense and interest at high pitch." -Publishers Weekly

If you love female sleuths like Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, Linda Barnes’ Carlotta Carlyle and Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone, Jeri Howard will be your next favorite character — a shrewd, savvy PI who dominates any case that comes her way.

“Dawson writes believable dialogue, creates quickly realized and appealing characters and has a particularly nice atmospheric touch.”-San Francisco Examiner

BIT PLAYER

MURDER MAKES A COMEBACK – READY FOR ITS CLOSEUP! Was Jeri Howard’s grandmother a murder suspect? The Oakland private investigator has a chance encounter in a movie memorabilia shop. Now she's on a quest to find the truth about her grandmother, actress Jerusha Layne, and the 1941 murder of a British expatriate actor, shot dead in his Hollywood bungalow.

COLD TRAIL

THE MORGUE. THE LAST PLACE JERI HOWARD WANTS TO BE – ESPECIALLY IF THE BODY IS THAT OF HER KID BROTHER. Missing is not a word Jeri wants to hear about her brother Brian. He’s been gone four days. And that body in the morgue? It was found on a burned-out boat - along with Brian’s MedicAlert bracelet. The trail is getting cold.

WATER SIGNS

OAKLAND. A CITY SHAPED BY WATER, MONEY, GREED – AND MURDER. Jeri Howard worked at an Oakland private investigator firm before she set out on her own. Her former colleague Cal Brady, an alcoholic, is now sober, working as a security guard at a construction site on Oakland’s gritty waterfront. His body washes up in the estuary. Did he fall off the wagon and into the water? His daughter isn’t buying that story. She thinks Cal was murdered.

THE DEVIL CLOSE BEHIND

FIRE CAN BE DEADLY – IN THE WRONG HANDS. That’s what PI Jeri Howard learns when her New Orleans vacation turns into a case. A phone call from her friend Davina sets events in motion. Davina’s sister Laurette, already in a bad place after the loss of husband and child, has a new boyfriend. He’s a mercurial musician who calls himself Slade.

Her family doesn’t like him. As it turns out, they have good reason. Slade has a disturbing history of getting even – and setting fires. It’s a lethal combination.


And the ninth book in the series, A Killing At The Track, is also free right now individually.

Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GIGEDI
Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005GIGEDI

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Intrepid Jeri Howard, Janet Dawson’s savvy female private eye, steps into the Winner’s Circle in Dawson's NINTH action-packed mystery, set almost entirely at a track seething with intrigue. Author Dawson takes us to the fascinating and forbidden backside, where you practically need a hotwalker for the humans, as owners fret, jockeys throw fits, and vets sweat to hold overworked horses together with duct tape.

Overworked is a hazard of the job, but “injured” can result in lost fortunes or death—and not just death for horses, as Jeri soon finds out. You don't have to be a detective to know that if it's a track, there’s always a bad actor out there, looking to make a killing the easy way. And if they have to kill to do it, our intrepid PI’s not going to rest until the desperation stakes.

So here’s how it goes—one dead jockey, then two dead jockeys, three exotic poisons, and several possible payoffs—Jeri’s positively in a lather! But you can wager she’s going to show her stuff in the stretch and take home the purse. (She’s reliable that way.)

Dawson’s complex plot is a pleasure, but the rich backside lore makes this one a sure thing. When you can practically feel the breeze as the horses sweep by, you know you can't lose!
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