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Free/Bargain Suspense/Mystery/Thriller February 2013

Everyone is welcome to post their finds here. Please do a search before posting to avoid duplication, and please try not to post self-pubs. Thanks.

Books listed in my posts are from Amazon US unless otherwise indicated.



One of today's Kindle Daily Deals is A Suspension of Mercy by Patricia Highsmith for $1.99.

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A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist.

With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her career, Highsmith brought a keen literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic mind to more than thirty works of fiction, unparalleled in their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she delighted in creating true sociopaths in the guise of the everyday man or woman. Now, one of her finest works is again in print: A Suspension of Mercy, a masterpiece of noir fantasy. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.
From Wikipedia:

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Television scriptwriter Sidney Bartleby, who specialises in murder mysteries, daydreams about killing his wife, Alicia, as a way of drawing inspiration for his stories. However, when she unexpectedly takes a long holiday away from him, he begins wondering whether he could ever put his plan into action.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Suspension_of_Mercy



The new list of 100 Kindle Books for $3.99 or Less is up.

Mysteries & Thrillers.

Of note, I can personally recommend Ruth Rendell's The Crocodile Bird for $3.99.

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A young woman, sheltered from the outside world, comes to terms with her deluded, murderous mother—and what she must do to survive

When the police come to the door at the gatehouse of a remote British estate, sixteen-year-old Liza and her mother know that their lives are about to change forever. After all, Liza watched her mother kill a man—well, more than just one. Having lived as a virtual hermit on the estate, Liza knows nothing of the outside world, but she sets off to find her way with the help of a newly won lover. As she learns about those around her, she begins to discover herself—and just how alike she and her mother might be.

Rendell carefully unravels this tale of an obsessive bond between mother and daughter and of hope for a new life in a strange land.
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