Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: a mystery, a Harlequin romance, an urban fantasy and a kid's mystery!

Today's Daily Deals include a mystery set in Quebec, a Harlequin romance, an urban fantasy and a mystery for age 10 and up!

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

Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, by Louise Penny.

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society— where an obsessive historian’s quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. “It doesn't make sense,” Olivier’s partner writes every day. “He didn't do it, you know.” As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.


400 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 264 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $11.99 if you purchase this book.

The above is the sixth book in the series. The first five are shown below for your convenience. The first in the series, Still Life, is also $2.99 today, and one review said to read the fifth, The Brutal Telling, before the current KDD, as the murder being solved carries forward from that book.



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

Sweet Laurel Falls (Hqn), by RaeAnne Thayne.


Spring should bring renewal, but Maura McKnight-Parker cannot escape the past. Still reeling from the loss of one daughter, the former free spirit is thrown for a loop by the return of her older daughter, Sage, and the reappearance of her first love, Sage's father. Jackson Lange never knew his daughter—never even knew that he'd left the love of his life pregnant when he fled their small town—but he has never forgotten Maura.

Now they are all back, but Sage has her own secret, one that will test the fragile bonds of a reunited family. Thrown together by circumstances and dedicated to those they love, Maura and Jackson must learn to move forward and let go of the mistakes of their past for the bright future that awaits them and their friends in Hope's Crossing.


379 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 33 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $3.49 if you purchase this book.

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

No Peace for the Damned, by Megan Powell.

Magnolia Kelch is no stranger to pain. Beautiful and powerful, she’s spent her entire life at the mercy of her sadistic father and the rest of the Kelch clan, who have tortured her and tested the limits of her powers. After one particularly heinous night that leaves Magnolia nearly dead, she finally sees her chance for escape…

But this first taste of freedom is short-lived when she collides with Thirteen, head of the Network—a secret organization dedicated to fighting supernatural criminals—who recruits her into the group. Even as she’s coming to grips with this new life and the horrific memories that still haunt her, she’s conflicted by her growing attraction to fellow team member Theo and the emergence of new, untested abilities. After months of grueling training, her loyalty to the team is tested when she learns her target is the Network’s most wanted: the Kelch family.

Revenge may course through her veins, but so does the blood of the Kelches. And opposing her family may cost her the thing she treasures most. After all, Magnolia is still a Kelch. And the Kelch are damned.

"Make way for an engaging new voice in urban fantasy! Megan Powell explores the dark and evil in her gripping debut. You won't be able to put this down, and the ending will leave you wanting more..." –Sandy Williams, author of The Shadow Reader


259 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 65 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $0.99 if you purchase this book.

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

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg.

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere -- to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along.

Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it' Or isn't it' Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the museum closes and their adventure begins. Such is the impact of timeless novels . . . they never leave us. E. L. Konigsburg won the 1967 Newbery Medal for this tale of how Claudia and her brother run away to the museum in order to teach their parents a lesson. Little do they know that mystery awaits!

208 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 449 reviews. X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $7.49 if you purchase this book.

Happy Reading!

Betsy

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