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Old 01-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #226
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There are five at Amazon (U.S.): [Dead Man] - Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, Naples & Trieste.
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But it's the ebook version of Dead Man in Malta I'm after, and Amazon has the pbook version.
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But it's the ebook version of Dead Man in Malta I'm after, and Amazon has the pbook version.
Books on Board has it from Soho, but the price is crazy...
http://www.booksonboard.com/index.ph...Michael+Pearce

...Sony's price isn't quite as crazy, but still pretty high...
https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/mi...00000000327577

B&N's price is between the two, but I think it's harder to get around geo restrictions there if you can at all.
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But it's the ebook version of Dead Man in Malta I'm after, and Amazon has the pbook version.
Oh, sorry. Well, I will keep my fingers crossed.
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@ Anemic Oak thanks for that.

The BoB version is an audio file.

And you're right can't get B and N from here.
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@ Anemic Oak thanks for that.

The BoB version is an audio file.

And you're right can't get B and N from here.
The BoB version I linked to isn't audio it's an ePub.
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The BoB version I linked to isn't audio it's an ePub.
Ahh yes .... I use Japan as my country with BoB because they rarely have geo-restrictions - but on this occasion Japan is geo-restricted, lol!
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Sufue thanks for the thumbs up re Caudwell.

I hadn't heard of her before and my local library, which is quite good re Crime and Mystery, doesn't stock her.

Kobo's got 3 of her titles (and so has Amazon in Kindle format), so I bought her first, thus was Adonis Murdered for $4.79 using our friend Vouchercodes40.

Wonder why the 4th in the series isn't in ebook format?

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I just found that Sony US has the 4th:

The Sybil in her Grave - $7.99

Even more curious why Amazon and Kobo don't have it.
Thus Was Adonis Murdered became available on Kindle today. The Sibyl in Her Grave is now also available from Amazon.
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Sufue re the Dead Man series, I can only find them at Sony US, Soho Constable as the pub. And none of them are 'cheap'; and Sony doesn't seem to have many discount voucher schemes.

Do you know where else they may be?

The last edition my library got was Dead Man in Naples and there are 2 more since then.

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Apologies - I was on a plane all day yesterday....

I got my ebooks of this series from BN, mostly in the pre-agency days - some even so long ago that they were in .pdb format originally, which didn't last very long at BN. Because it was so expensive, I remember buying Malta very clearly, with my hand shaking as I hit the buy button. I had a gift card, so I rationalized the purchase , but Michael Pearce is one of probably only three or four authors I would have bought at that price, gift card or no.

I think your best bet, given geo restrictions, would be to wait for Sony to have one of their infrequent coupons, if your patience allows. Soho Constable is couponable here in the US, or at least was the last time I bought one of their books. Or, it shows up as $9.99 at Apple here in the US, don't know if you can use that. Otherwise, cross your fingers and hope your library gets it - can you suggest it to them?

P.S. Yes, also love Amelia Peabody, although I actually (slightly) prefer Peter's lesser known Vicky Bliss series for LOL.
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Apologies - I was on a plane all day yesterday....

I got my ebooks of this series from BN, mostly in the pre-agency days - some even so long ago that they were in .pdb format originally, which didn't last very long at BN. Because it was so expensive, I remember buying Malta very clearly, with my hand shaking as I hit the buy button. I had a gift card, so I rationalized the purchase , but Michael Pearce is one of probably only three or four authors I would have bought at that price, gift card or no.

I think your best bet, given geo restrictions, would be to wait for Sony to have one of their infrequent coupons, if your patience allows. Soho Constable is couponable here in the US, or at least was the last time I bought one of their books. Or, it shows up as $9.99 at Apple here in the US, don't know if you can use that. Otherwise, cross your fingers and hope your library gets it - can you suggest it to them?

P.S. Yes, also love Amelia Peabody, although I actually (slightly) prefer Peter's lesser known Vicky Bliss series for LOL.
Hope your flight went well Sufue

Yep, request in with my library - though they never quite give back satisfactory responses - just stock answers which really don't mean much.

Ah yes Vicky Bliss lol

Peters must be getting on age wise, so maybe not too much writing left now. Golly though she's been a fantastic humour pick me up!!
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A Crack in Everything: A Susan Callisto Mystery #1 is $.99 at Amazon, B&N, and Apple. (Links from main link).

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Her consulting firm caters to entry level candidates, and while business is good, money is short. Late in the season, political novice Charles Renfrow begs Susan to help him run for mayor of Telford. But Renfrow is a scientist not a politician, and his pockets are far too deep. Susan is tempted–Renfrow knows how to seduce–but her suspicions, if not her libido, are aroused. When a friend insists Renfrow’s biotech company is dumping deadly toxic waste, Susan decides to find out the truth before committing herself.

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A Crack in Everything: A Susan Callisto Mystery #1 is $.99 at Amazon, B&N, and Apple. (Links from main link).
Also 99 cents - and couponable - at Kobo. With the current trusty VoucherCodes40 it becomes 59 cents.

I actually feel a little bit guilty ! OTOH the 99 cent (or less) first-in-series books from PPP have gotten me started on a couple of series where I've gone on to buy more, which is exactly the point, so I don't feel TOO guilty.

Link on same page as above...
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Sekoa is a male lion who shares with many of his bipedal enemies a form of HIV/AIDs. Weakened by the disease, he loses his place as the alpha male in his pride and now, dying and harassed by a pack of hyenas, seeks only a place to rest in peace.

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The malice, envy and anger that burgeons among the filing cabinets is first expressed in pettiness and then in unpleasant practical jokes. Then it escalates and finally culminates in callous murder by means of boxes of poisoned chocolates sent to the bureaucrats’ wives.

With the help of Ellis Pooley, a young detective obsessed with fictional sleuths, Amiss and his friend, Superintendent Milton, search for motives in an office where marital discord and broken dreams might drive anyone to murder.
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Horne’s longtime buddy Ace Buffington, in Amsterdam researching the late jazz great’s life and tragic death, has disappeared. Ace’s trail parallels that of Baker’s last days, so Horne does what he does best: improvise. He finds himself following the same path into Baker’s dark—even dangerous—past and confronting his own deep-rooted melancholy. In the smoky clubs and on the mean, exotic streets of Amsterdam, Horne hits all the right notes in a world where playing it by heart can make you a legend as easily as it can get you killed.
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