Tightwad Tuesday — Free or Affordable eBooks — Mysteries

June 12, 2012

Another Tuesday and another post of Tightwad. I’m reading a pretty good mystery right now called The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson so I thought I’d look up some free and/or affordable eBooks

Please note: The prices for the post are current at the time of the post, please pay attention to make sure they haven’t changed before purchase.

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For the Kindle:

Daily Deal

Carbs & Cadavers (The Supper Club Mysteries) by J.B. StanleyCarbs & Cadavers (The Supper Club Mysteries)
by J.B. Stanley

Divorced, overweight, and shy, former English Professor James Henry moves back home to help his recently-widowed father. After arriving, James joins a supper club for dieters. When a mysterious death strikes fear in their small community, the club members dodge delectable temptations by working together to find the killer.

Yesterday’s Price:$8.58
Today’s Discount:$6.59
Kindle Daily Deal Price:$1.99 (77% off)

by Joshua Graham

(A Digital Short)

A ruthless hitman confronts his destiny in a startling tale of redemption.

 The Murderous Fire (Unnatural Death Investigations, Book #4) [Kindle Edition] by Ryan Clover

The Murderous Fire (Unnatural Death Investigations, Book #4)
by Ryan Clover

Death is never as simple as it seems.

The Unnatural Death Investigations is a mystery thriller series exploring the murder investigations of a FBI special investigation unit.

*** The Murderous Fire – UnNatural Death Investigations, Book #4 ***

A boarding house fire leaves 4 bodies and no suspects. Special Agent Andrea Byrne and her cohorts at the F.B.I. must work from ground zero to find the arsonist and unearth the underlying motive.

Here’s a tantalizing excerpt of the story:

Two days had passed and no real leads had surfaced.

Because of the fragility of dealing with burned remains, it took the lab technicians a longer amount of time than normal to return results.

In Andrea’s eyes, the only productive thing to occur was tracking down the owner of the building.

He’d been on a business trip the last couple days and had only just returned that day.

Rob and Andrea left the office early that morning to question him.

They pulled into a concrete office park.

The owner, Philip Mendoza, worked in a small office on the second floor.

He pulled open the door before Andrea and Rob could even knock.

Murder In Old Town – UnNatural Death Investigations, Book #1

The Circus Murder Act – UnNatural Death Investigations, Book #2

A Christmas Murder In July – UnNatural Death Investigations, Book #3

The Murderous Fire – UnNatural Death Investigations, Book #4

Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Pink Jewel Conundrum [Kindle Edition] by Philip van WulvenSherlock Holmes Investigates. The Pink Jewel Conundrum
by Philip van Wulven

n this 7,400+ word story, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the disappearance of a jewel which was left in a locked room, on the desk of the Mayor of Portsmouth.
Holmes displays his deductive skills and wide ranging knowledge of science and the natural world.

 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Kindle Edition] by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Grade 7 Up-Four short stories of mystery and intrigue by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are performed radio theater style by the St. Charles Players: “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” “The Adventure of the Dancing Men,” “A Scandal in Bohemia,” and “The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot.” The narration is acceptable, although some characters sound flat and their British accent is too obviously forced. However, this detracts little from the overall entertainment value of the stories. The overall aural quality could be improved; a slight hissing can be heard throughout the narration. Though at times Holmes comes across as haughty, listeners become caught up in learning how he ingeniously solves the cases using clues that Watson, the other investigators, and most listeners miss. Fine for individual or group listening, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes could be used for entertainment or for a unit on the mystery genre in English classes. The lack of strong female characters in these stories may warrant including alternate classic mysteries with strong women, such as Simon Brett’s Mrs. Pargeter, Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Heron Carvic’s Miss Seeton, or Dorothy Gilman’s Mrs. Pollifax. A nice feature of this package is that each short story is completed with one cassette. Unless you have a great demand for classic mysteries, this audiobook is an additional purchase.
Sarah Smith, Harrison Community Library, MI
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Pacific Avenue [Kindle Edition] by Anne L. Watson Pacific Avenue
by Anne L. Watson

Where do you go from the end of the line? This is the question facing Kathy Woodbridge as she steps off the bus in the port city of San Pedro, California. Nineteen years old, from Louisiana, she is running away from her past. There’s a lot to run away from.
What do you do when there’s no one to do for? That’s what Lacey Greer wants to know, with her only child off at college. When Kathy gets a job at the office where Lacey works, she can tell that Kathy’s in trouble. Lacey’s husband advises her to stay out of it — but what’s she supposed to do, buy a rocking chair?
Set in San Pedro, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans in the early seventies, Pacific Avenue explores themes of love, belonging, helpfulness, hope, forgiveness, reconciliation, interracial marriage, and healing from the trauma of war. At the end of the line, will Kathy find a way to return home?
Anne L. Watson, a retired historic preservation architecture consultant, is the author of several novels, plus books on such diverse subjects as soapmaking and baking with cookie molds. Anne has lived at various times in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and San Pedro, California, the settings of “Pacific Avenue.” She currently lives in Friday Harbor, Washington, in the San Juan Islands, with her husband and fellow author, Aaron Shepard, and their cat, Skeeter.
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  • MarjorieJune 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Thank you for sharing, I enjoy getting deals on amazon.

  • JonathanJune 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Looks like some great, affordable books. You could go on and on about the Sherlock Holmes books. All the original works are in the public domain, which means freeeeeee!

    Gotta love it.


  • Michael @ Literary ExplorationJune 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Great deals, thanks for sharing

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