Friday, May 31, 2013

KIndle Daily Deals: Dorothy Sayers, M.C. Beaton, horror and nonfiction for kids!

Today's Daily Deals include a classic mystery by Dorothy Sayers, historical romance by M.C. Beaton (Marion Chesney), horror by Skipp & Spector and an inspirational nonfiction for kids!

I absolutely love the Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey books by Dorothy Sayers.  Here's your chance to get the first in the series for only $1.99.  (Note that there are Peter Wimsey books that do not feature Harriet Vane.)

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Strong Poison (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries), by Dorothy L. Sayers.

She is lovely, smart, and talented—and only Lord Peter can save her from the gallows

Lord Peter Wimsey comes to the trial of Harriet Vane for a glimpse at one of the most engaging murder cases London has seen in years. Unfortunately for the detective, the crime’s details are distractingly salacious, and there is little doubt that the woman will be found guilty. A slightly popular mystery novelist, she stands accused of poisoning her fiancĂ©, a literary author and well-known advocate of free love. Over the course of a few weeks, she bought strychnine, prussic acid, and arsenic, and when her lover died the police found enough poison in his veins to kill a horse. But as Lord Peter watches Harriet in the dock, he begins to doubt her guilt—and to fall in love.

As Harriet awaits the hangman, Lord Peter races to prove her innocence, hoping that for the first time in his life, love will triumph over death.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

252 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 63 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.

Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $1.99 today!

The Scandalous Marriage (Royal Series), by M.C. Beaton.

As far as matrimonial prospects were concerned, Lucy Bliss was told she’d make an excellent clergyman’s wife.
Her mother, however, had loftier aspirations for her lovely younger sister Belinda. Belinda would marry a duke. More specifically, the Duke of Wardshire. Lucy was truly horrified. “Lucifer” Wardshire! Why, he was rumored to be as wicked as the devil, with orgies and mistresses—and worse!

As the London Season unfolded, Lucy couldn’t decide who was more abominable, her vulgar mama or the arrogant yet disconcertingly handsome duke. No matter, Lucy vowed to go to any lengths to protect her sister, even if her mission should take her into the very arms of the devilish duke himself….

Countesses, Marquises, Lords and Ladies, Viscounts and Princesses all meet in the Royal series where they at once both live and try to avoid lives of scandal and sin, where love - we pray - trumps all but revenge is sometimes the name of the game, especially if inheritance, notoriety and fortune are part of the hand. Here, many threads are skillfully interwoven in a highly entertaining series that never fails to please or fall short of its mark.

From 1977 to the early 1990s, Marion Chesney wrote over one hundred romance novels. Now writing as M. C. Beaton, she is the bestselling award-winning author of two internationally successful mystery series - HAMISH MACBETH and AGATHA RAISIN. She lives in the United Kingdom.

239 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 7 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.

Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99 today!

The Bridge, by John Skipp.

When the great storm comes, the good life ends. And hell on Earth begins. For 100 years we’ve been tossing our toxic waste over our shoulders. No more. This morning, while we slept, something woke up. It’s virulent. Malign. Intelligent. Ambitious. It’s in our food, our water, our air. It’s inside our bodies themselves. And it’s not leaving. We are.

366 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 23 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, Lending enabled.

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $2.99 today!

Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself, by Jennie Finch.

Throw Like a Girl inspires, motivates, and answers questions on issues that are specific to being a female athlete. Finch’s book addresses the entire life of today’s girl-not just fitness or physical preparation, but how to integrate the lessons of sports into life.

256 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 42 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.

Happy Reading!


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