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Recommended: Cozy Mystery Bargain

Retirement Homes are Murder comes recommended as “humorous geezer lit” by our own blog reader, Margaret.

Remembering nothing from the day before, crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson must become an amateur sleuth to clear himself as a murder suspect when he finds a dead body in the trash chute of a retirement home. As Paul’s snooping and short-term memory loss get him in trouble with the local police, his new friends and granddaughter Jennifer help him solve an expanding list of crimes. Paul finds romance as he struggles to escape a murderer intent on a repeat performance.


Posted: May 11, 2017
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Urban Fantasy Bargains

I found some very interesting UF selections. I predict at least one of these will be fabulous! But which one!

Fantasy Cozy

This next one is a fantasy cozy. I thought the cover went rather too far into comic book territory, but the bear shadow is quite cleverly done. The premise is cute and intriguing. I’ve started reading it and it’s cute with very good characterization. It’s got quite a few comma issues so far (run ons and missing commas). But other than that, it’s a fun read so far. Definitely a cozy fantasy.

Bearly Awake

Edited to add I finished reading this–was very cute and enjoyable. Needs another editing pass–mostly run-on sentences and some missing commas or periods, but it’s a good little read. I liked it!

Bobby Tremain’s the first in his family to have a shot at college, also the first to head north of Louisiana. An early snow calls his Bear to hibernate a week before finals, but he needs to pass or he flunks out of Providence Paranormal College.

Lynn Frampton’s loneliness is almost more than she can take. She went to college on the other side of the country to get away from the persistent curse of unpopularity in a small town. Once at college, Lynn’s prickly personality has pushed everyone away yet again. But at least, she’s at the top of her class.

Bobby needs Lynn’s help to stay awake and pass his exam. She discovers she needs companionship more than she’d ever imagined. She’s all set to transfer to a school back home, but Bobby thinks she’s his mate. Can he keep awake long enough to pass, and more importantly, convince his love to stay?

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Dream Eater

Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams. Her whole life she’s avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact—a hug from her sister, the hand of a barista at Stumptown coffee—transfers flashes of that person’s most intense dreams. It’s enough to make anyone a hermit.

But Koi’s getting her act together. No matter what, this time she’s going to finish her degree at Portland Community College and get a real life. Of course it’s not going to be that easy. Her father, increasingly disturbed from Alzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment of a dead girl from the casual brush of a creepy PCC professor’s hand, and a mysterious stranger who speaks the same rare Northern Japanese dialect as Koi’s father will force Koi to learn to trust in the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.

Posted: May 6, 2017
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Bargain: Comedy Mystery or Old Geezer Lit

Lady Justice Trilogy – The entire boxed set is only 99 cents–3 books for 99 cents!

Lady Justice Takes a C.R.A.P., Lady Justice and the Lost Tapes & Lady Justice Gets Lei’d, volumes 1,2 & 3 in the 21 volume Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, featuring Walt Williams, the sixty-five year-old retiree who decides to become a cop.
If you love a good mystery – If you love to laugh – You will love the adventures of Walt and his senior citizen sidekicks.


Bargain: Women’s Fiction

Between the Tides

Nine months after her father’s death, Catherine Leary still hasn’t fulfilled his last wish: that she scatter his ashes in the Seaboro River in South Carolina. The scene of a childhood tragedy that forced her family to move, Seaboro is the last place Catherine wants to see again. But on the evening of her thirtieth birthday, her father’s young colleague—whom she once dated—pays a visit…

Hoping to stop Forrest Anderson from exposing her family’s secrets, she travels to her once-beloved Lowcountry town and embarks on a poignant trip into the past…a journey that might lead her into a new life of love, forgiveness, and self-discovery.

Posted: May 3, 2017
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Historical Mystery Bargain

I have a soft spot in my heart for thief stories.

The Richmond Thief

England, 1811. At a carriage stop on the way to London, the newly widowed Lady Althea Trent meets Mr. Read of the Bow Street Runners, England’s first detectives. As an amateur scientist hoping for admission to the all-male Royal Society, Althea is intrigued by Read’s description of the Richmond Thief—a mysterious criminal stealing jewels from the aristocracy. In London, Althea’s host Lady Levanwood becomes the thief’s latest victim, and Bow Street is called in to investigate. Given Althea’s intelligence and position within society, Read enlists her help, pairing her with another Bow Street agent, the wealthy and inscrutable Duke of Norwich.

Despite an initial antipathy, Althea and the duke set out to ensnare the criminal. Plans go awry when Althea comes face to face with the masked Richmond Thief, who stirs her heart and slips through her fingers. Then two servants disappear from the Levanwood household, perhaps murdered by the thief. Althea must use all of her scientific acumen to unlock the thief’s secrets, unmask a murderer, and untangle a strangely complicated relationship with Norwich. In the process of cracking the case, Althea will pioneer forensic science and crack open the doors of the Royal Society as well.

Posted: April 27, 2017
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Dog Mystery Bargain

I’m partial to pet mysteries!

One Dog Too Many

Mae December runs a successful dog boarding business in Tennessee. When her neighbor, Ruby Mead-Allison, fails to pick up her unruly Pomeranian from Mae’s kennel, Mae pokes around and discovers the woman’s body. It is clad in one red boot, and there is a vehicle counting cord wrapped around its neck. While delving into the mystery of Ruby’s death, Mae encounters handsome Sheriff Ben Bradley. Together they find no shortage of suspects. Ruby was standing in the way of a project that would widen the road and make the area safer. Was she killed by an angry neighbor? Her estranged husband? Her disinherited brother? The sheriff may not appreciate Mae’s amateur detecting, but he does respond to her as a woman. Meanwhile the murderer thinks it’s time to put a permanent stop to Mae’s meddling.

Posted: April 25, 2017
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SciFi and Fantasy Bargains

Super Starrella – A comic book superhero type book. I’ve read a couple of superhero books. They are quite quirky and can be a lot of fun. Some of them make fun of the whole superhero genre, which really started out as comic book heroes that were taken back to novel form. Most of the ones I have read are about male superheros for some reason (Example: Confession of a D-List Supervillain — quite fun, with lots of poking fun of the typical superhero; bit of a pastiche.) If you haven’t tried the “superhero” genre, this might be the time to try it–for 99 cents!

Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious villains in the skies of Atalanta.

The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.

Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.

Alien superpowers, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers.

Next up we have a fantasy novel that sounds like it might be a good adventure:

Heirs of Grace by Tim Pratt

Recent art school graduate Bekah thought she’d hit the jackpot: an unknown relative died, and she inherited a small fortune and a huge house in the mountains of North Carolina.

Trey Howard, the lawyer who handled the estate, is a handsome man in his twenties and they hit it off right away—and soon become more than friends. Bekah expected a pleasant year to get her head together and have a romantic fling. Problem is, the house is full of junk…and siblings she didn’t know she had are willing to kill her for it.

More important, the junk in her new house is magical, she’s surrounded by monsters, and her life seems to be in mortal peril every time she ventures into a new room. As Bekah discovers more about her mysterious benefactor and the magical world he inhabited, she’s realizes that as tough and resourceful as she is, she might just be in over her head…

Heirs of Grace is a tale of family and magic, action and wonder, blending the strong heroine, cheeky humor, and dark fantasy that have become the hallmarks of Tim Pratt’s writing.

(The reviews mention there is bad language in this novel, just FYI.)

This next one seems like it was written with a lot of love and purpose:

Leandra’s Enchanted Flute Fourteen-year-old flutist Lee Ann Graves is a survivor–she has beaten cancer. But her greatest battle is yet to come.

The Carolina wren who has sung outside her window during the long weeks of chemotherapy reveals himself as Songcatcher. He knows Lee Ann’s real name is Leandra, and he transports her and her flute to a magical world that is dying because of a growing world-wide “canker.”

Leandra is restored to health and her flute transformed by what magic is left in the world. But as she searches for the source of the canker, the malignant forces take their toll, not only on the land, but on Leandra’s physical and mental well-being.

With the help of Songcatcher, other bird friends, and a very human prince, Leandra must find a way to heal the land she has learned to love before it is too late.

Posted: April 25, 2017
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Paranormal Regency Romance

I think this is a whole new genre…but who can resist the cute cover? I do wonder about those nine tails…

Foxtails

What happens when you take Regency era England, and throw in a mythical 9 tailed fox?

Elizabeth Pendry is a book worm who likes to believe in fantasy. Little does she know she’s about to discover that fairies do indeed exist. And not all magic is good.


Irresistible Historical Mystery Bargain

A Company of Roses — Okay, I love the cover. I love the blurb. I have a feeling I’ll love the book!

A relentless treasure hunt, an ancient secret, a deadly inheritance…

Shy and chaotic, Cas is happy to play sidekick to charismatic, beautiful friend Lacey. When Lacey goes missing, leaving behind a trail of destruction and a set of enigmatic clues Cas is drawn into a hunt for an Elizabethan treasure. A treasure that holds the answer to a very modern, very dangerous, conspiracy.

Pursued by a criminal gang, then hunted by a former Russian spy, Cas will have to find a courage and resourcefulness she’s never known before if she’s going to survive Lacey’s enemies and solve the puzzle. It’s a good thing intelligence agent Reuben is there to watch her back. But can she really trust him?

The end of the journey is more personal than she could ever have imagined as she finally unearths the British Government’s most well-kept secret, and faces the organisation sworn to protect it.

A tense historical conspiracy thriller and a race across the stunning English landscape for readers who love strong female characters, with appearances from Mary Shelley, Queen Elizabeth I, and many forgotten heroines from British history.

Historical Mystery – Bargain!

Intrigue! Limelight

How did an actress die twice?

London, 1883. Actress Lizzie Dixie drowned in the River Thames, so how was she murdered five years later in Highgate Cemetery?

Intrepid Fleet Street reporter Penny Green was a friend of Lizzie’s and Scotland Yard needs her help. Does Penny unwittingly hold clues to Lizzie’s mysterious death? Penny must work with Inspector James Blakely to investigate the worlds of theatre, showmen and politicians in search of the truth.

But who is following her? And who is sending her threatening letters?

Penny is about to discover that Lizzie’s life was more complicated, and dangerous, than she could ever have imagined.


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