christyChristy Barritt tops today’s Buffet with Hazardous Duty, the first book in her “Squeaky Clean” Christian mystery series. If you like murder-mysteries with a chick-lit feel, you should try this book. As one reviewer put it, it’s “captivating, entertaining, and downright funny … this book will keep you reading until the satisfying ending.”

Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are “clean” with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times’ Reviewers’ Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

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Hazardous Duty: Squeaky Clean Mysteries, Book 1 (Christian mystery)

Mystery > Women Sleuths > Christian Fiction
Author: Christy Barritt
Hazardous Duty: Squeaky Clean Mysteries, Book 1 (Christian mystery)

  • Buying a gun to kill your wife: $3,000
  • Hiring Trauma Care to clean afterward: $1,500
  • Having that same cleaner uncover evidence that frames you: Priceless

On her way to completing a degree in forensic science, Gabby St. Claire drops out of school and starts her own crime scene cleaning business. “Yeah, that’s me,” she says, “a crime scene cleaner. People waiting in line behind me who strike up conversations always regret it.”

When a routine cleaning job uncovers a murder weapon the police overlooked, she realizes that the wrong person is in jail. But the owner of the weapon is a powerful foe . . . and willing to do anything to keep Gabby quiet.

With the help of her new neighbor, Riley Thomas, a man whose life and faith fascinate her, Gabby plays the detective to make sure the right person is put behind bars. Can Riley help her before another murder occurs?


All My Love, Detrick: A Historical Novel Of Love And Survival During The Holocaust

World Literature > Jewish
Author: Roberta Kagan
All My Love, Detrick: A Historical Novel Of Love And Survival During The Holocaust

Detrick was born with every quality that would ensure his destiny as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, promising a Third Reich that would last for a thousand years, Detrick was swept into a world filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, bonding friendships that would challenge his loyalty, monumental choices that could cost him his life, but most of all everlasting love.

Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance Special Edition #1

Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso
Flashpoint: Batman - Knight of Vengeance Special Edition #1

Wayne Casinos towers over Gotham City, but even the bright lights can’t keep the dark shadows from enveloping the city. When the Joker kidnaps the children of the city’s District Attorney, the Batman takes the case. But the man under the mask may not be the Dark Knight we know!

Fix You: Bash and Olivia, Book 1 of 3 (McDaniels Brothers)

Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Christine Bell
Fix You: Bash and Olivia, Book 1 of 3 (McDaniels Brothers)

She’s worth the fight…

Olivia Beckett’s once-charmed life is falling apart. Her family is about to lose everything, and she has almost no chance of going back to college next semester. She can’t even seek solace from her high school sweetheart. He’s changed. She doesn’t recognize the boy she used to know–his violent behavior is escalating and it scares the hell out of her. Her whole world is crumbling, and she has no one to turn to…

Sebastian “Bash” McDaniels is an up and comer in the boxing world working nights at the local college bar until he can land the fight of his dreams that will get him the hell out of Boston and away from his family’s tragic past. He’s weeks from his goal when Olivia Beckett comes tumbling into his life in a flash of silky dark hair and haunted eyes. When he saves her from a potentially brutal beating, they begin to grow close, but Olivia’s ex isn’t ready to let her go so easily. Bash can’t bring himself to walk away, but fixing Olivia just might leave him broken…

The Curtain – A Novel

Christian Fiction > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Patrick Ord, Dave King
The Curtain - A Novel

Have you met Henry Maddox? He knows you — not personally of course… he really only knows your data. But from that data he actually may know you better than you think you know yourself. Henry knows where you’ve been and what you’ve bought. He knows all of your friends. Henry not only knows your behaviors, he understands your tendencies. And from those tendencies, he can predict what you’re going to do before you’ve actually done it.

Who is Henry Maddox? He is a 21st century marketing consultant and he specializes in highly personal and irresistibly persuasive advertising.

Henry’s strategies combine modern data mining (Big Data) techniques with other advanced and controversial marketing practices (Market Fragmentation, Cross Promotion, and Conglomerate Propagandizing) to the point where consumers don’t even know their being sold. Businesses love Henry because he not only moves product, he actually controls their customers.

But when Henry is forced to face how his techniques affect real people, he realizes he has inadvertently given corporations the power to destroy society for their own ends.

My True Life Stories Of Spiritual Warfare And The Paranormal

Spirituality > Religious Warfare
Author: Jason Lohman, Richard Ing
My True Life Stories Of Spiritual Warfare And The Paranormal (Empowering You to Banish the Unwanted)

This book is about spiritual warfare and the paranormal, and how these paranormal events shaped my Christian beliefs.

What you are about to read are true spiritual and paranormal accounts witnessed and lived by me and my immediate family members. These experiences took place during my childhood and into my adult life. This subject of the paranormal is a touchy subject with many individuals and with many Christians.

The purpose of sharing this with you is two-fold. The trauma and fear that I experienced as a child is something from which no child should ever suffer, and the second reason is I want to empower you with the tools and knowledge to rid your own home and life of any unwelcome “guests”. These entities are not to be taken lightly. They also should not take over you or your home!

The Newest Story of O: How to Legally Pay 0% Interest on the Money You Owe & Eliminate Your Debt

Budgeting & Money Management
Author: Daniel K. Berman
The Newest Story of O: How to Legally Pay 0% Interest on the Money You Owe & Eliminate Your Debt in a Fraction of the Time -- Secrets to Making the Credit ... in Your Favor (U.S. Credit Secrets Series)

Your credit history and the scores that go along with it serve as your passport to full participation in the U.S. economy. Your ability to take full advantage of numerous financial benefits will be limited, to whatever extent this passport is not in good standing.

Actually several books in one, The Newest Story of O is a concisely written and highly readable source of high-quality, how-to material, creatively connecting personal credit with debt minimization. It boldly goes where no such book has gone before, offering cutting-edge inside information, while exposing many commonly perpetuated and potentially harmful myths.

With this information at your fingertips, you will be able to convert your high-interest debt to low interest and even zero interest, paying it off in a fraction of the time. If your goal is to become debt-free or simply to improve your financial position, you won’t want to miss out on what this book can teach you.

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Short Stories > Single Authors
Author: Lydia Davis
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon) and “one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, for the first time, Davis’s short stories will be collected in one volume, from the groundbreaking Break It Down (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nomineeVarieties of Disturbance.

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is an event in American letters.

Smitten Book Club (Thomas Nelson)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Colleen Coble
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Smitten Book Club (Smitten (Thomas Nelson))

The century-old Gentlewoman’s Guide to Love and Courtship is no ordinary book club choice. But for the little book club in Smitten, Vermont, it might be their best pick yet! The thick, leathery tome Heather pulled out of the dusty cardboard box was definitely coming home with her. Not only was The Gentlewoman’s Guide to Love and Courtship an appealing curiosity by virtue of its title; it was also written by Smitten, Vermont native Pearl Chambers, a local gentlewoman from three generations back.

Little did Heather know the repercussions this little curiosity would have on her and her friends’ romantic exploits.
When Heather and her fellow book club members begin passing the book around, their respective interpretations are unleashed on their respective love lives . . . for better or for worse. Is it a mystery? An idealist fantasy? An intimation of Jane Austen? As romantic love finds its way to each woman, theGuide proves itself both surprisingly prescient and hilariously irrelevant.

Zombie Town

Science Fiction & Fantasy > Spine-Chilling Horror
Author: R.L. Stine, Tim Jacobus
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Zombie Town

This used to be such a nice, quiet town. But that was before all the zombies. When twelve-year-old Mike and his friend, Karen, go to see a horror movie called Zombie Town, the last thing they expect is for the title characters to come down off the screen and chase them through the theater. And it’s not popcorn these hungry creatures want to chomp on—it’s human brains!

Now Mike and Karen frantically try to flee through the panicked streets of their hometown before shuffling bands of zombies turn every last citizen into a ravenous flesh-eater. But if Mike thinks he’ll be safe once he reaches his house and warns Mom and Dad, he’d better think again. When the zombies say it’s lunchtime, no home is safe! Zombie Town is R.L. Stine’s delightfully spooky take on the horror genre that’s infecting the world, bite by bite.

Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy

Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
Author: Steven Campbell
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy

Hank is a thug. He knows he’s a thug. He has no problem with that realization. In his view the galaxy has given him a gift: a mutation that allows him to withstand great deals of physical trauma. He puts his abilities to the best use possible and that isn’t by being a scientist. Besides, the space station Belvaille doesn’t need scientists. It is not, generally, a thinking person’s locale. It is the remotest habitation in the entire Colmarian Confederation. There is literally no reason to be there.

Unless you are a criminal. Because of its location, Belvaille is populated with nothing but crooks. Every day is a series of power struggles between the crime bosses.

Hank is an intrinsic part of this community as a premier gang negotiator. Not because he is eloquent or brilliant or an expert combatant, but because if you shoot him in the face he keeps on talking. Hank believes he has it pretty good until a beautiful and mysterious blue woman enters his life with a compelling job offer.

Hank and Belvaille, so long out of public scrutiny, suddenly find themselves at the epicenter of the galaxy with a lot of very unwelcome attention.

Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand

Biographies & Memoirs > Entertainers
Author: William J. Mann
Regularly $16.95, Today $2.99
Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand

In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a seventeen-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took acting classes and scraped out a living. Just four years later, she was the top-selling female recording artist in America and the star of one of Broadway’s biggest hits. In Hello, Gorgeous, the acclaimed Hollywood biographer William Mann chronicles that dizzying ascent, telling the riveting behind-the-scenes story of how Streisand and her team transformed her from an unknown dreamer into one of the world’s most beloved superstars.

“Trying to figure out the Barbra Streisand mystique is no easy task, but author William Mann expertly captures the launch of her remarkable career in the early 1960s when a unique ‘star was born’ . . . Mann’s meticulous research and insightful analysis go deeper than any previous biography: shedding light on the formative years that shaped Streisand’s persona, debunking some myths . . . and providing a cultural snapshot of the wild and free-spirited era in which Streisand blossomed.”—USA Today

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