Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 03-22-13 [Part 1]

Tough Cookie (Maggie Sullivan mysteries)

By M. Ruth Myers / Genre: Historical, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (166 reviews)

Tough Cookie (Maggie Sullivan mysteries)

When Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan is invited to dine with a millionaire, she doesn’t expect the first course to be a gun in her face. It draws her into a gold-plated web of theft, revenge, double crosses and murder.

A big-time swindle has made fools of some of the city’s wealthiest businessmen. The man behind it has vanished. When Maggie begins asking questions, he reappears – dead in the river. But she’s already learned too much. Someone’s out to silence her too.

Armed with her .38 and a nip of gin, Maggie closes in on a killer as a mobster offers a hint, a cop unsettles her with his chemistry, and a woman with deadly potential plays a game by her own rules.

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Free Kindle Books and Deals: 03-21-13 [Part 1]

Alex

By Adam J Nicolai / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (344 reviews)

Alex

Alex was Ian’s five-year-old son: brilliant, earnest, and compassionate. He is dead now, but Ian can’t let him go.

When his wife urges him to move on, he drives her away. His performance at work collapses; his friends leave him. Six months later, alone in an empty house, Ian starts to see his son again.

Every vision is a repeat of something the boy said or did in life: aching memories replaying themselves for Ian’s eyes alone. Are these images of Alex real?
Has Ian’s son found a way back, to forgive or condemn his father?

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Free Kindle Books and Deals: 03-20-13 [Part 2]

The Blue Hour (Merci Rayborn Novels)

By T. Jefferson Parker / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (84 reviews)

The Blue Hour (Merci Rayborn Novels)

Tim Hess is a semi-retired homicide cop staring at his own death sentence – lung cancer. Time is running out. Thrice divorced and childless, Hess is the classic loner cop – so he’s happy to accept the difficult job offered to him: find and stop a serial killer who’s been abducting beautiful young women in Orange County.

His new partner, and boss, is the brash, ambitious Merci Rayborn. She’s unpopular and unloved by her fellow cops, but she’s also relentless, smart and principled. Hess, challenged by the investigation and by his own disease, isn’t happy about taking orders from Merci, and he certainly isn’t planning for her to fall in love with him…

Intricately plotted and surprisingly moving, THE BLUE HOUR is T. Jefferson Parker’s most compelling – and satisfying – thriller yet.

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Free and Bargain Books for Kindle: 03-19-13 [Part 2]

Superbia (Book One of the Superbia Series)

By Bernard Schaffer / Genre: Men’s Adventure / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (65 reviews)

Superbia (Book One of the Superbia Series)

Police Officer Frank O’Ryan’s knee exploded when struck by a bullet from the kid’s gun. It was a junk gun, something with duct tape wrapped around the handle. It worked just fine though and Frank was going down.
His sergeant squirmed on the pavement, bleeding out from a gunshot to the chest, begging Frank not to let him die. Frank raised his weapon and fired. One round. Center mass of the suspect’s chest. It was just a kid.

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Best Kindle Freebies and Bargain Books: 03-18-13 [Part 2]

Waiting for Summer’s Return (Heart of the Prairie Book #1)

By Kim Vogel Sawyer / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Waiting for Summer's Return (Heart of the Prairie Book #1)

All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near the graves of her family.

Widower Peter Ollenburger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his young son. When he hears of a “learned woman” in town, he believes she is the answer to his prayers. He soon discovers, however, that helping this outsider may have troublesome consequences.

There is little this father will not do for his son, but as the boy begins to look at Summer as more than a teacher, Peter must make a choice. Does he marry this woman to give his son a new mother, or does he marry only for love?

Will Summer’s broken heart ever be able to love again?

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