Free Kindle books & bargains for Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Boat Man: A Thriller (A Reed & Billie Novel Book 1)

Thrillers > Crime
Author: Dustin Stevens
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The Boat Man: A Thriller (A Reed & Billie Novel Book 1)

Detective Reed Mattox, just three months removed from the death of his partner, has turned invisibility into an art form. Switching to the K-9, taking over the graveyard shift, moving to a farmhouse miles outside of Columbus, his every move has become predicated on putting as much distance between himself and the outside world as possible.

That distance is shattered though when bodies begin turning up in The Bottoms, the poverty-stricken section of town he is assigned to patrol. Grisly, horrific scenes start to pop up in the middle of the night and the overburdened precinct has no choice but to put Reed on it.

Now operating far outside of his comfort zone with a Belgian Malinois for a partner that attracts attention wherever they go, Reed is forced to unravel the murders, taking him clear across the city and back years in time, to an event that some very influential people will do anything to keep buried…

Lost Innocents (A Servant of the Crown Mystery Book 3)

Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Denise Domning
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Lost Innocents (A Servant of the Crown Mystery Book 3)

A leper’s daughter is found in the well of a dying hamlet and the only suspect has fled into Feckenham Forest. But the sun is setting and Warwickshire’s sheriff is hunting his new Crowner. That sends Sir Faucon de Ramis and Brother Edmund, his prickly clerk, racing for a nearby abbey only to meet the man he least wishes to see at the abbey gates. Before long, Faucon finds himself riding into the dark at Sir Alain’s side as they hunt for yet another lost innocent.

Her Secret Agent: A Novella (X-OPS Series Book 0)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Paige Tyler
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Her Secret Agent: A Novella (X-OPS Series Book 0)

John Loughlin, Director of the Department of Covert Ops, is in New York City on a recruiting mission. Cree Forest is a clever fox shifter-and very foxy. John is keen to hire her brilliant mind onto his team.

But Cree isn’t what she seems. Just as John has been watching her, Cree has been spying on him. Now John is getting too close-both professionally and personally. On opposite sides of a lethal game, can they trust each other with their hearts?

Moon Signs (Moon Mystery Series Book 1)

Mystery > Cozy
Author: Helen Haught Fanick
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Moon Signs (Moon Mystery Series Book 1)

Retirement is a time for knitting, gardening, and an occasional quiet lunch with friends, according to Kathleen Williamson. Her sister Andrea has an altogether different point of view. When the sisters go to the Canaan Valley to search for paintings mentioned in a document found in an old hotel once owned by their grandparents—paintings that might be Monets—Andrea immediately becomes involved in tracking down a murderer. Kathleen would much rather be looking for the paintings, but she goes along with Andrea, since the victim was their hotel-keeper, murdered just down the hall from their room. The question is: Does the murder have something to do with the elusive paintings?

Memory Scents: A dark psycholgical thriller

Thrillers > Crime
Author: Gayle Curtis
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Memory Scents: A dark psycholgical thriller

She looked even more beautiful now than she had when she’d been alive. Her green eyes were still sparkling, but now glazed they held a snapshot of the fear that she had endured only moments previously. Death fascinated Tim. The way a person’s eyes altered, showing no emotion, becoming empty, coloured oval shaped glass. He loved that part, when he could reflect on the stillness of his victim like a photo in an album.

It’s been ten years since the disappearance of Alice, and her mother Eve can’t process the new information that she may have been murdered by a serial killer. She finds solace in writing Alice love letters, believing that this will bring her daughter home, but years of denial, pain and isolation have left behind an inability to accept the truth.

Skipper’s Oath (The Frank Mattituck Series Book 1)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: P. Wesley Lundburg
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Skipper's Oath (The Frank Mattituck Series Book 1)

Frank Mattituck’s life is turned upside-down by the disappearance of a friend. Mattituck sets out to find him, only to find himself face-to-face with a ruthless killer who turns his attention on Mattituck. Chased through the Alaska wilderness and seas, Mattituck must tap into his outdoors ingenuity to survive.

Mattituck teams up with Trooper Todd Benson to embark on a wild pursuit of the ruthless killer terrorizing the waters of Prince William Sound. Mattituck goes from Charter Boat Skipper to taking an oath to serve the law enforcement needs of the people of Alaska, ultimately putting him at a crossroads where he can either walk away and continue his life of hiding, or square off with his demons and make a difference in the world around him.

How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Appliances
Author: Daniel Shumski
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook

Master the revolutionary appliance that is changing the way we cook!

The only Instant Pot cookbook that is organized by function, How to Instant Pot is both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie’s creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot’s many virtues, from cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, no stirring required, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch, using dried beans.

Here’s how to make incredible hands-off meals like Ziti and Italian Sausage, Maple-Mustard Pork Shoulder, and Korean-Style Short Ribs, plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts.

Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > Asian
Author: Leela Punyaratabandhu
Regularly $15.99, Today $1.99

Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand

From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world.

Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand’s capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day—until now.

In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city—from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok’s spell.

The Silver Palate Cookbook

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Gourmet
Author: Sheila Lukins, Julee Rosso
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

The Silver Palate Cookbook

Enriched with full-color photographs in honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary, The Silver Palate Cookbook is the beloved classic that brings a new passion for food and entertaining into American homes. Its 350 flawlessly seasoned, stand-out dishes make every occasion special, and its recipes, featuring vibrant, pure ingredients, are a pleasure to cook. Brimming with kitchen wisdom, cooking tips, information about domestic and imported ingredients, menus, quotes, and lore, this timeless book feels as fresh and exciting as the day it was first published. Every reader will fall in love with cooking all over again.

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Humor & Entertainment
Author: David Sedaris
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

Me Talk Pretty One Day

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable.

One Summer in Rome: a deliciously uplifting summer romance!

Genre Fiction > Holidays
Author: Samantha Tonge
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

One Summer in Rome: a deliciously uplifting summer romance!

Mary Smith is turning her very ordinary life upside-down! She’s bought herself a one-way ticket to Rome and is ready for a summer she’ll never forget.

Men might be off the cards for waitress Mary, but within hours of arriving at the utterly charming family-run La Dolce Vita pizzeria, she’s already fallen in love with the bustling capital!

Only Dante Rossi, the mysterious (and drop-dead gorgeous) chef seems displeased with her arrival. And in the heat of the kitchen, it doesn’t take long for long-buried secrets to surface and sparks to fly…

Daditude: The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood

Humor > Parenting & Families
Author: Chris Erskine
Regularly $12.99, Today $2.99

Daditude: The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood

Life is never peaceful in Chris Erskine’s house, what with the four kids, 300-pound beagle, chronically leaky roof, and long-suffering wife, Posh. And that’s exactly the way he likes it, except when he doesn’t. Every week in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune (and now and then in many other papers), Erskine distills, mocks, and makes us laugh at the absurdities of suburban fatherhood. And now, he’s gathered the very best of these witty and wise essays—and invited his kids (and maybe even Posh) to annotate them with updated commentary, which they promise won’t be too snarky. This handsome book is the perfect gift for the father who would have everything—if he hadn’t already given it all to his kids.

I Hate Everyone But You: A Novel

Fiction > Friendship
Author: Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

I Hate Everyone But You: A Novel

Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
Sincerely, 
Ava Helmer
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)

We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
Stop crying.
G

So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two of them document every wild and awkward moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

The Measure of Madness: Inside the Disturbed and Disturbing Criminal Mind

Forensic Psychology
Author: Cheryl Paradis, Katherine Ramsland
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

The Measure of Madness: Inside the Disturbed and Disturbing Criminal Mind

At the heart of countless crimes lie the mysteries of the human mind. In this eye-opening book, Dr. Cheryl Paradis draws back the curtain on the fascinating world of forensic psychology, and revisits the most notorious and puzzling cases she has handled in her multifaceted career.

Her riveting, sometimes shocking stories reveal the crucial and often surprising role forensic psychology plays in the pursuit of justice—in which the accused may truly believe their own bizarre lies, creating a world that pushes them into committing horrific, violent crimes.

Blank Slate

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Tiffany Snow
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

Blank Slate

Special Agent Erik Langston has been tracking Clarissa O’Connell for nearly a year, always one step behind the cyber hacking thief. She’s escaped his clutches often and easily.Except tonight.

In the snow-covered switchbacks of the Colorado mountains in a worsening snowstorm, a car crash robs Clarissa of her memory and lands her as Erik’s prisoner.

Riding out the storm in a cabin, Erik is forced to protect someone he knows to be a criminal, though O’Connell isn’t anything like he’d imagined her to be.

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