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Old 01-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #96
sufue
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I THINK this is a sale price, even though it seems to say not, because I think I would have bought this long ago if this were its normal digital price .

The Tainted Coin, the fifth book in the chronicles of Hugh de Singleton by Mel Starr, is $5.00 at Amazon right now. I read the first two books in this series in paper a while back, and enjoyed them a lot. (I do have a thing for historical mysteries...)

I have been keeping a half-hearted eye on the other ridiculously priced ebooks in the series for a while, hoping they will come down in price.

I just now noticed this one, the newest one (!), is $5.00 at Amazon, compared to $10.19 at BN, and $14.99 at Kobo - but couponable at Kobo, so it is $9 after VoucherCodes40 through the end of the month. Still, $5 is a lot better, so I pulled the trigger on this one, even though I haven't yet read the third or fourth ones, which are still at their stratospheric prices. Maybe someday...

Link here: http://www.amazon.com/Tainted-Chroni...dp/B00992Y9LG/

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It is the autumn of 1367. Master Hugh is enjoying the peaceful life of Bampton, when a badly beaten man is found under the porch of St. Andrew's Chapel. The dying man is a chapman -- a traveling merchant. Before he is buried in the chapel grounds an ancient, corroded coin is found in the man's mouth. Master Hugh's quest for the chapman's assailants, and his search for the origin of the coin, makes steady progress – but there are men of wealth and power who wish to halt his search, and an old nemesis, Sir Simon Trillowe, is in league with them. But Master Hugh, and his assistant, the groom Arthur, are determined to uncover the thieves and murderers, and the source of the chapman's coin. They do, but not before they become involved with a kidnapped maiden, a tyrannical abbot, and a suffering monk – who needs Master Hugh's surgical skills and in return provides clues which assist Hugh in solving the mystery of the tainted coin.

Last edited by sufue; 01-25-2013 at 07:56 PM. Reason: added description, which I had forgotten
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