Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals (August 21, 2014): A mystery series, a romance, aviation history, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel and a paranormal novel for teens



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

The Skeleton's Knee (The Joe Gunther Mystery Series Book 4), by Archer Mayor.

When a reclusive market gardener's death proves to stem from a 20 year-old bullet wound, Lt. Joe Gunther is presented with a very cold homicide to solve. But who was the victim exactly? A deeply private man eking out an ascetic existence from a hardscrabble mountain field, Abraham Fuller was virtually unknown to his neighbors, in the manner of someone pursuing more than mere solitude. The discovery of a duffle of unmarked bills and a body buried in the garden patch suggests that Fuller had motives beyond misanthropy. Nor is it such a cold case either, as someone seems willing to kill to ensure that old secrets remain buried.

The fourth Joe Gunther mystery, The Skeleton's Knee sends Lt. Gunther on an investigation spanning thousands of miles and reaching back decades, to solve a crime whose deepest roots seem to lie in Chicago's troubled summer of 1968. It's easy to see why the New York Times bestselling Mayor has been described as producing "the best police-procedural series being written in America."

320 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 68 reviews

Ten of the first 16 books in the Joe Gunther Mystery Series are on sale today for $1.99, starting with book 4, and skipping books 9, 13 and 15. For some reason. Book one is $2.99 and is the first one listed below. Books two and three are $3.99 and are the second and third ones listed below.





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

Huckleberry Summer (Huckleberry Hill), by Jennifer Beckstrand.

With one of their grandchildren happily married, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking success. Because there's nothing more rewarding than sparking unexpected love--and putting Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, on the map for romance. . .
Cautious to a fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat's high standards. She's certainly not the kind of proper Amish girl who would make time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths' grandson, Aden--even if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how wonderful following her heart can be. . .
Recklessly doing the right thing got Aden into big trouble. A fresh start at his grandparents' is just what he needs. And shy, pretty Lily is turning his world upside down and making him want to prove he can do good within the rules. But now both must find enough faith and understanding to risk pursuing their dreams--together. . .
Praise for Jennifer Beckstrand's Huckleberry Hill
"A delightful cast of characters in a story that overflows with Amish love and laughter." --Charlotte Hubbard
"A delightful voice in Amish romance. Sweet and funny." --Emma Miller




353 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 39 reviews



Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $1.99!

Red Eagles: Americas Secret MiGs (General Aviation), by Steve Davies.

From the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, culminating in a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy technology and tactics.

Red Eagles tells the story of this squadron from the first tests of MiGs following the Vietnam War when the USAF had been woefully under-prepared in aerial combat. These initial flights would develop into the "black" or classified program known internally as Constant Peg.

At a secret air base in Nevada, ace American fighter pilots were presented with a range of differnet MiG jets with a simple remit: to expose "the threat" to as many of their brethern as possible. Maintaining and flying these "assets" without without spare parts or manuals was an almost impossible task, putting those flying the MiGs in mortal danger on every flight.

Despite these challenges, in all more than 5,900 American aircrews would train against America's secret MiGs, giving them the eskills they needed to face the enemy in real combat situations.

For the first time, this book tells the story of Constant Peg and the 4477th Red Eagles Squadron in the words of the men who made it possible.


From the Hardcover edition.

352 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 80 reviews



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

Greybeard, by Brian W. Aldiss.

After the “Accident,” all males on Earth become sterile. Society ages and falls apart bit by bit. First, toy companies go under. Then record companies. Then cities cease to function. Now Earth’s population lives in spread-out, isolated villages, with its youngest members in their fifties. When the people of Sparcot begin to make claims of gnomes and man-eating rodents lurking around their village, Greybeard and his wife set out for the coast with the hope of finding something better.

237 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 15 reviews






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

Tara Duncan and the Spellbinders, by Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian.

Though only twelve years old, orphaned Tara has developed strange telekinetic powers that allow her to bend space and levitate others high above the ground, as if they are lighter than air. Her two best friends, Betty and Fabrice—often the victims of Tara’s uncontrollable abilities—are the only ones who know about Tara’s secret. Even her grandmother and caretaker, Isabella, doesn’t have a clue. That is until Tara learns that she is a spellweaver, descended from a long line of powerful magic-wielders born on the planet OtherWorld. Forced to flee her Earth home when Magister, the Master of the Bloodgraves, attacks, Tara escapes to planet Other- World, where she finds loyal friends and learns about her mysterious powers. But when Tara discovers that her mother is alive and being held captive by Magister, will she be able to save her?
Tara Duncan is an inspiring heroine, whose adventures and personal struggles will captivate readers already hooked by fantasy adventures and characters like Harry Potter. This is the first installment of the Tara Duncan series—an epic adventure full of magic and bravery that is sure to cast a spell on young readers!

480 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 10 reviews



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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