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Kindle Buffet for Friday, December 21, 2018

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Baking is Murder (Bee’s Bakehouse Mysteries Book 1)

Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
Author: Kathy Cranston
FREE

Baking is Murder (Bee's Bakehouse Mysteries Book 1)

Jessie Henderson’s childhood vacation town is as perfect as she remembers… until a dead body shows up.

It was supposed to be a fresh start after losing her job and getting divorced. At first, Springdale is every bit as quirky and idyllic as Jessie remembers. Her Aunt Bee is just as crazy and her baking is as delicious as ever.

And then a murder changes everything. The whole point of Jessie’s move was to enjoy a quiet, small town life. She knows she shouldn’t get involved, but she can’t help it. One of her new friends is the prime suspect and nobody else seems interested in helping her. Can Jessie save her friend and avoid putting herself in danger in the process?

Critical Vulnerability (An Aroostine Higgins Novel Book 1)

Technothrillers
Author: Melissa F. Miller
FREE

Critical Vulnerability (An Aroostine Higgins Novel Book 1)

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins’ most critical vulnerability is exposed in this smart, gripping thriller from a USA Today bestseller.

Aroostine’s gearing up to prosecute a major bribery trial … one that could make or break her career in the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. But everything’s going wrong.

By the time Aroostine realizes her string of bad luck is anything but random, the stakes are far higher than the outcome of a high-profile court case. The life of the only man she’s ever loved hangs in the balance.

Now, it’s personal.

A Family for Christmas

Romance > Holidays > Inspirational
Author: Mona Ingram
FREE

A Family for Christmas

Love is the greatest gift of all…

Maddie only has one shot to get life back on track before Christmas.
With a new gift wrapping business set up in the lobby of the Drummond Building, the last thing on her mind is falling for Chase, the heir to the Drummond fortune. But it isn’t Chase who captures her heart.
Annie, only ten years old and recently orphaned, needs more than gifts for Christmas, and Maddie might just have enough love left in her heart to help.

Too Quiet In Brooklyn (A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Book 1)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Susan Russo Anderson
FREE

Too Quiet In Brooklyn (A Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn Mystery Book 1)

A missing child. A psychotic killer. And a bruised but unstoppable PI . . . .
Mourning the sudden loss of her mother, sometimes with an overwhelming ache, Fina Fitzgibbons is stunned to find a strangled woman on a bustling sidewalk. She takes it upon herself to discover what happened. But the stakes skyrocket when Fina realizes the victim’s four-year-old grandson is missing, and she begins a desperate hunt for the kidnapped child. During the chase, Fina resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of a bossy detective, and uncovers the brutal truth about her mother’s death. In the end, a demented killer has a vicious surprise for Fina.

Just For The Birds (Hetta Coffey Series Book 10)

International Mystery & Crime
Author: Jinx Schwartz
FREE

Just For The Birds (Hetta Coffey Series Book 10)

Hetta Coffey is a sassy woman with a snazzy yacht and she’s not afraid to use it!
While docked at Marina de la Paz, in Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta gets a surprise visitor that sets off a chain of events like only Hetta can manage to get herself embroiled in. With her best friend, Jan, and her dog, Po Thang, they are hot on the trail of some dastardly smugglers.

The Milliner’s Secret: An epic and heart-wrenching love story set in wartime Paris

Historical Fiction > French
Author: Natalie Meg Evans
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

The Milliner's Secret: An epic and heart-wrenching love story set in wartime Paris

London,1937. A talented young woman travels to Paris with a stranger. The promise of an exciting career as a milliner beckons, but she is about to fall in love with the enemy…

Londoner Cora Masson has reinvented herself as Coralie de Lirac, fabricating an aristocratic background to launch herself as a fashionable milliner. When the Nazis invade, the influence of a high-ranking lover, Dietrich, saves her business. But while Coralie retains her position as designer to a style-hungry elite, Paris is approaching its darkest hour.

Faced with the cruel reality of war and love, Coralie must make a difficult choice – protect herself or find the courage to fight for her friends, her freedom and everything she believes in.

The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters

Women’s Fiction > Friendship
Author: Linda Francis Lee
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

The Glass Kitchen: A Novel of Sisters

With the glass kitchen,
Linda Francis Lee has served up a novel that is about the courage
it takes to follow your heart and be yourself.
A true recipe for life.
Portia Cuthcart never intended to leave Texas. Her dream was to run the Glass Kitchen restaurant her grandmother built decades ago. But after a string of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia is determined to start a new life with her sisters in Manhattan . . . and never cook again. But when she moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets twelve-year-old Ariel and her widowed father Gabriel, a man with his hands full trying to raise two daughters on his own. Soon, a promise made to her sisters forces Portia back into a world of magical food and swirling emotions, where she must confront everything she has been running from.

Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care

Internal Medicine > Pathology
Author: Marty Makary
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care

Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande’s bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern medicine to cure. But he’s also been a witness to a medical culture that routinely leaves surgical sponges inside patients, amputates the wrong limbs, and overdoses children because of sloppy handwriting.

Over the last ten years, neither error rates nor costs have come down, despite scientific progress and efforts to curb expenses. Why? To patients, the healthcare system is a black box. Doctors and hospitals are unaccountable, and the lack of transparency leaves both bad doctors and systemic flaws unchecked. Patients need to know more of what healthcare workers know, so they can make informed choices.

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Social History > Race & Ethnicity
Author: Carol Anderson Ph.D.
Regularly $13.60, Today $5.99

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,†? historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Postsuggesting that this was, instead, “white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,” she argued, “everyone had ignored the kindling.”

Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains.

Star Wars – The Thrawn Trilogy (Star Wars: The New Republic)

Graphic Novels > Science Fiction
Author: Mike Baron, Edvin Biuković, Fred Blanchard, Terry Dodson, Mathieu Lauffray, Olivier Vatine
Regularly $24.99, Today $7.99

Star Wars - The Thrawn Trilogy (Star Wars: The New Republic)

Collects Heir to the Empire (1995) #1-6, Dark Force Rising (1997) #1-6, The Last Command (1997) #1-6. The decorated pair come together to adapt Timothy Zahn’s best-selling novel The Last Command, in which Grand Admiral Thrawn creates an army of clones for the Empire and Leia gives birth to twins, Jacen and Jaina Solo, destined to become powerful Jedi.

From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Drinks & Beverages
Author: Jeff Cox, Tim Mondavi
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

From planting vines to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox covers every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Fully illustrated instructions show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. With information on making sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and more, this comprehensive guide is an essential resource for every winemaker.

Welcome to Lagos: A Novel

Fiction > Historical > Cultural Heritage
Author: Chibundu Onuzo
Regularly $25.99, Today $3.99

Welcome to Lagos: A Novel

When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows it is time to desert his post. As he travels toward Lagos with Yemi, his junior officer, and into the heart of a political scandal involving Nigeria’s education minister, Chike becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a different kind of life. Among them is Fineboy, a fighter with a rebel group, desperate to pursue his dream of becoming a radio DJ; Isoken, a 16-year-old girl whose father is thought to have been killed by rebels; and the beautiful Oma, escaping a wealthy, abusive husband.

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