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Old 02-24-2013, 06:42 AM   #121
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Tom Reed is a crime reporter with The San Francisco Star, whose superb journalistic skills earned him a Pulitzer nomination. But years later Reed’s life is coming apart. His editor wants him fired. His wife has left him to wrestle with his demons. Alone, Reed is tormented by the fear he may have caused the suicide of an innocent man suspected of murdering a two-year-old girl.

Reed’s friend on the case is legendary San Francisco Homicide Inspector, Walt Sydowski, who has one of California’s highest clearance rates. He is also a lonely widower haunted by the fact he cannot solve the girl's heartbreaking death.

Both men grapple with the past while they race the clock to learn the truth behind a several new abductions that have anguished the Bay Area, in this acclaimed thriller set in the late 1990s.
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Picked up "shadow Kill," too.

One may wish to use calibre to reduce the ridiculously large font.

Open calibre.
Select 'Convert Books'
Select 'Look and Feel"
At 'Font Size Key' ------- type in '8'

Now it will match almost all the other books in your calibre collection.

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #124
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The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø is $1.99 right now. B&N | Sony | hasn't dropped at Kobo or BoB yet.
I already have problems with the premise of this book. Red Diamonds are extremely rare and extremely valuable. A few years ago a .50 carat red diamond sold for $2,000,000.00 a carat. The killer would have to be very wealthy and too red diamonds are easy to trace.
Sometimes having to much info can ruin a book.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #125
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So true. I've had a couple of books ruined for me lately by knowing more about the locations than the author. It's always good advice that a writer should stick with what they know.

Maybe the reason I like fantasy is that reality never gets in the way of the story.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:45 AM   #126
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So true. I've had a couple of books ruined for me lately by knowing more about the locations than the author. It's always good advice that a writer should stick with what they know.

Maybe the reason I like fantasy is that reality never gets in the way of the story.

Unless it's an urban fantasy.


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Old 02-24-2013, 06:14 PM   #127
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I've waited for this day for a long time.

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley has dropped from $11.99 to $7.99. The Flavia de Luce series is delightful. Sorry if this is outside the intent of this thread, but I am surely not the only thrifty Flavia fan.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:44 AM   #128
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I've waited for this day for a long time.

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley has dropped from $11.99 to $7.99. The Flavia de Luce series is delightful. Sorry if this is outside the intent of this thread, but I am not the only thrifty Flavia fan.
Probably because Speaking from Among the Bones, the latest in the series, is now out, as of the end of January, and IT costs $11.99. I definitely wish that more publishers or stores would be assiduous about marking down ebooks that have been out a long time.

Love the series BTW....
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Another freebie from Chester D. Campbell: The Marathon Murders (Greg McKenzie Mysteries).

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Did Sydney Liggett, assistant treasurer of Marathon Motor Works in Nashville, skip town in 1914 with embezzled funds, or was he framed and murdered? That's the question PI's Greg and Jill McKenzie are hired to answer when 90-year-old documents found during restoration of the company’s buildings disappear. They discover the contractor who had them has been murdered. As they follow the twisting path, more bodies are found and they fear their client, Liggett’s great-great-granddaughter, may be next.

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Several Two KDP freebies (should be free at all Amazons, am only linking main):

Capture, a crime thriller by Roger Smith. Paperback out from Profile (no date given in the Amazon listing, but author has several books out from Henry Holt and I've previously included him in KDP listings). Blurb quotes recent newspaper praise for this particular novel.

The Dead Room legal/psychological thriller by Robert Ellis. Originally out from Kensington's Pinnacle imprint in 2002.

Non-KDP freebies available to all via Smashwords (may or may not be price-matched elsewhere; are definitely not via Amazon in Canada, who no longer price-match non-KDP freebies for us):

Murder Passes the Buck & Dolled Up For Murder by Deb Baker in her Gertie Johnson & Gretchen Birch mystery series, respectively, originally out from Llewellyn's Midnight Ink imprint and Berkley, both in 2006.

A Dyeing Shame by Elizabeth Spann Craig. Out from "Palmland" in 2006, but is 1st in her Myrtle Clover mystery series which has been picked up by Midnight Ink. Author also writes as Riley Adams for Penguin & Berkley, according to her bio.

iTunes freebies available to some (may or may not be price-matched in certain regions; are definitely not via Amazon in Canada):

Opium by Colin Falconer. 1st in some sort of multi-generational Asian drug-running thriller series, IIRC. Originally out from Stodder & Houghton in 1994, and a previous KDP post listing inclusion.

Bonus historical freebie from Falconer (may be self-pub): Jerusalem, some sort of multi-book epic saga about pre-WWII Palestine.

Created the Destroyer by Warren Murphy & Richard Sapir. Action thriller series w/political satire, according to the blurb. The Destroyer series is very long-running, and much of it used to be available quite cheaply via Fictionwise during coupon sales via the e-reads reprints (rights seem to be in transition, e-reads seem to only have #51 and up now). This one is 1st in the series, reprint handled by Gere Donovan (who also used to run the online e-book checkout for Poisoned Pen Press and Dana Stabenow) and the earliest paperback listing I can find for it is from Pinnacle in 1971.

ETA: Just because I feel like it: The Village, a KDP self-pub nature disaster thriller novella by Canadian mystery writer Mobashar Qureshi, whom I've previously given the title feature spot in KDP listings for his Mercury Press-published novels which received some acclaim from Quill & Quire magazine, which is like Canada's version of Publishers Weekly. He also has some Smashwords freebie shorts.

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Another freebie from Chester D. Campbell: The Marathon Murders (Greg McKenzie Mysteries). UK

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Another freebie from Terrie Curran (earlier title was 'All Booked Up' which some posters said needs re-formatting...)


ROTTEN EGGs (A Basil and Hortense Killingsley Mystery)

ROTTEN EGGs employs the professorial couple, Hortense and Basil Killingsley, who are the amateur sleuths in All Booked Up (Dodd, Mead, 1987; Worldwide Press, 1989, Kindle Ebook 2012). In Rotten EGGs they get embroiled with a crotchety learning-in-retirement group whose gala social events are infested with poisonous potluck snacks. The EGGs, happy to boast their several sorts of intellectual vitality, must face the fact that one of them is rotten when the their indefatigable social director falls prey to hallucinogens in the Bird and Mushroom Hunt picnic salad. Several EGGs have opportunity, means and motive, so finger pointing is rife, but not confined to the retirees, as poison is stuffed into candies and tuna sandwiches prove lethal in other corners of the academy. Are the unauthorized ingredients coming from the biology department, where the refrigerator holds more than beverages and bag lunches? Is the homeopathic EGG responsible? The herbalist? Is the quest for publication—or the cover for plagiarism--at the heart of lethal matters?
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Just click on the sample: Look at the paragraph mis-matching. What a messy, embarrassing mess "Rotten Eggs" is. This author needs to learn how to format his ebooks in a consistent manner.

And he needs to be told that his books are horribly formatted.


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Just click on the sample: Look at the paragraph mis-matching. What a messy, embarrassing mess "Rotten Eggs" is. This author needs to learn how to format his ebooks in a consistent manner.

And he needs to be told that his books are horribly formatted.


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I guess we all have our different sensitivities/sensibilities.
I can
live with the odd paragraph indents, but so far in the last year I've returned three
trad-pubbed
books with above-normal (for me) OCR issues, and even posted a one-star review for
Paul Charles'
'Fountain of Sorrow' because every other line was formatted
like this.

At least this one has identifiable paragraphs!
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http://www.amazon.com/Marathon-Murde...ders+in+kindle


--- Thank you for all the listings you've been doing, by the way.




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YW - and thanks for putting up the right link. I fixed it in my post.
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