Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it’s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again…
Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn only leads to more trouble…
After Evie’s arrival, wealthy resident Bunny Harrington dies in what looks like a freak bike accident. Upon closer inspection, Bunny’s brakes were tampered with, and now the prime suspect in her murder is also Bunny’s number one enemy: Rudy. So if Evie hopes to stay on her boss’s good side, she’ll need to steer Rudy clear of jail. Now she must quickly solve this mystery so she can put the brakes on the real killer’s plan…
Buy this cozy mystery for $1.99 today.
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HarperCollins has dropped the price on seventeen thrillers by Alistair MacLean to just $1.99 each. MacLean writes WWII and Cold War suspense novels. Now is the time to fill your Kindle!
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Darcy’s closest friend and fellow witch, Starla Sullivan, hoped she’d never see her ex-husband, Kyle, again. Two years ago he tried to kill her, and he has been a fugitive ever since. Now Starla claims to have seen him back in Enchanted Village, but it seems she’s the only one who can see him. To everyone else, her ex is invisible.
Darcy only wishes his motives were as transparent as the rest of him. Since the police can’t arrest someone they can’t see, it’s up to Darcy to find the secret behind Kyle’s latest disappearing act—before he does something they can’t see coming….
Buy this cozy mystery for $1.99 today. Audiobook: $3.49.
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A gifted teacher for special-needs children, Laura Stoner loves her charges, especially eight-year-old autistic twins Rickie and Trace Fletcher. An ordinary day on the school playground turns into a nightmare when shots ring out and an old man lies dead. By witnessing the drive-by shooting, the boys become innocent targets of a dangerous syndicate. Now U.S. Attorney Mike Montana is tasked with getting the boys and their beautiful, determined teacher out of harm’s way.
But it’s getting harder by the minute. There’s a leak inside the Witness Protection Program and no matter how fast or far they run, the bad guys spot their every move. Part of Mike wants to deny the fierce possessive attraction growing for Laura. But desire wins, and soon he’s in over his heart, aware that nothing means more to him than getting them all out of this one alive.
This romantic suspense novel is selling for only 99 cents today.
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That $1 credit for Prime Members
If you are a Prime member, no doubt you purchase items from Amazon and have seen the shipping option of getting $1 credit to be used on Kindle books, digital music and more if you choose a 3-5 day delivery.
Charlene often chooses to wait for her items to get the credit. She recently made a Kindle book purchase, but did not receive the price reduction. She learned from Amazon customer service that the credit will only be applied to books from independent authors and publishers who do not have a pricing agreement with Amazon. Books sold by HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster are not eligible for the $1 credit.
Join Prime today to get a credit when you choose the slower shipping option.
Elizabeth Peters Fan
We recently posted the first book in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. Crocodile on the Sandbank (now $9.99) is a popular historical cozy that has become a favorite of mystery lovers. Vicki sent us this note:
Elizabeth Peters also wrote a wonderful contemporary series I adore, the six book Vicki Bliss series. The first two are on sale….The first book features Vicki and was probably written as a stand alone since there was no obvious lead in to a series but she found a way with the second book which introduces John. Both books are excellent and either could be read individually, but reading both books, or the series as a whole, should be read in order.
Vicky Bliss (no known relation to the Vicki who sent us the note) sounds quite interesing. This is from the publisher: Vicky Bliss, a brain with a body like a centerfold, often has a tough time getting people to take her seriously. But when it comes to medieval history, this blonde beauty knows her stuff — and she’s a master at solving mysteries that would turn the art world upside down. Emphasis added by me, but isn’t this every woman’s dream?
If you are looking for a mystery for the weekend, check out these first two in the Vicky Bliss series:
Borrower of the Night ($3.99 Audiobook $3.99) Meet art historian Vicky Bliss, She is as beautiful as she is brainy and has an expertise in lost museum treasures that often leads her into the most dangerous of situations.
A missing masterwork in wood, the last creation of a master carver who died in the violent tumult of the sixteenth century, may be hidden in a medieval German castle in the town of Rothenburg. The prize has called to Vicky Bliss, drawing her and an arrogant male colleague into the forbidding citadel and its dark secrets.
Street of the Five Moons ($4.99 Audiobook $3.99) Vicky gasped at the sight of the exquisite gold pendant her boss at Munich’s National Museum held in his hand. The Charlemagne talisman replica, along with a note in hieroglyphs, was found sewn into the suit pocket of an unidentified man found dead in an alley.
Vicky vows to find the master craftsman who created it. It’s a daring chase that takes her all the way to Rome and through the dusty antique centers and moonlit streets of the most romantic city in the world. But soon she’s trapped in a treacherous game of intrigue that could cost her life — or her heart…
Eclectic Collection of Cheap Reads
The publishers have many books selling for 99 cents each this week. Here are six that have nothing in common but the price. Enjoy!
Under the plain gray skirts of Miss Beatrice Lockwood’s gown, a pistol waits at the ready. For Beatrice is a paid companion on a secret mission—and with a secret past—and she must be prepared to fight for her life at any moment.
Yet she is thrown oddly off guard by the fierce-looking man who joins her in foiling a crime outside a fancy ball—and then disappears into the shadows, leaving only his card. His name is Joshua Gage, and he claims to know Beatrice’s employers. Beyond that, he is an enigma with a hypnotically calm voice and an ebony-and-steel cane. . .
Joshua, who carries out clandestine investigations for the Crown, is equally intrigued. He has a personal interest in Miss Lockwood, a suspected thief and murderer, not to mention a fraudster who claims to have psychical powers. He does know one thing, though: she is his guide to a trail of blood and blackmail, mesmerism and madness—a path that will lead both of them into the clutches of a killer who calls himself the Bone Man. . . .
Buy this Victorian mystery with paranormal elements and romance for $1.99 today. Audiobook: $3.99.
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If it weren’t for the fact that she’s replacing a dead man, Kelly Jackson would love her new job managing the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast on the coast of Northern California.
But Bob Phillips did plunge off the cliff to his death…and Kelly’s starting to think it may not have been an accident.
Bob’s retired friends—The “Silver Sentinels”—are also on the case, especially when Kelly is attacked…and another body turns up. Kelly has her hands full with overseeing the B&B’s annual Taste of Chocolate and Wine Festival, but she’s also closing in on the killer…who’s ready to send Kelly on her own permanent vacation…
Buy this cozy mystery for only 99 cents today.
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A woman sits in a wheelchair perched on a cliff high above the sea, her throat slit from ear to ear . . .
In a maze of narrow alleys behind a market square, a teenaged girl has been murdered after a night of drunken revelries with her friends.
The seemingly senseless Cliffside killing falls to Inspector Annie Cabbot, on loan to a local police department. The terrible death of young Hayley Daniels becomes Chief Inspector Alan Banks’s investigation. But shattering revelations threaten to awaken the slumbering demons of earlier, darker times, and more blood is in the offing when the two cases brutally and unexpectedly collide.
Buy this murder mystery today for $1.99.
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San Francisco, 1906. The great West Coast city is a center of industry and excitement–and also, to many, of sin. When the Great Earthquake hits, some believe it is the day of reckoning for the immoral masses.
Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Shane Nightingale is witness to the violent deaths of his adoptive mother and sisters–not from the earthquake, but at the hands of a serial killer. As Shane wanders the city appearing to be just another anonymous orphan, he keeps what he has seen a secret. But when his path crosses that of Sergeant Randall Blackburn, who is in pursuit of the killer, the two become an investigative team that will use both a youth’s intuitive gifts and a policeman’s new deductive techniques and crime-fighting tools to unmask a vicious murderer whose fury can be as intense as that of Mother Nature herself.
Buy this historical mystery for only 99 cents today. Audiobook: $3.99.
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Hard-luck Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl is just itching for the opportunity to sell out. Then good fortune comes knocking at his door in the guise of William Prescott III, a blue-blood attorney from one of the city’s most prestigious firms. Prescott wants Victor to represent a councilman’s aide who is on trial, along with his boss, for extortion, arson, and murder. It’s the juiciest, highest-profile courtroom extravaganza in years — and all Carl has to do is show up, shut up, and follow Prescott’s lead.
But it soon becomes clear that somene’s setting him and his client up to take a long, hard fall. Victor Carl may be desperate and unethical but he’s no one’s patsy. And to survive in this legal snake pit of secrets, lies, and lethal double-crosses, he’s going to play the game his way.
Add this legal thriller to your Kindle library for only 99 cents today.
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