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Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Solomon Carter
Private Investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to track down young single mother Willow Jackson. But when a body is found on the outskirts of town, all seems lost. The body is naked, riddled with drugs and shows strange signs of water damage. But Willow Jackson’s body is discovered miles inland and had never taken drugs in her life. The girl’s mother is determined to discover what happened… and so a missing persons case becomes a murder hunt.
When another young woman goes missing, she must fight to get free before her time runs out. The hunt to save her is joined by a mysterious rival – a man who will not stop until he has revenge.
Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Gordon Alexander
Join Gordon Alexander in Nepal as he drags his ‘heavy ass’ over the Himalayas in this hilarious, adventure-soaked account of the Three Passes Trek, culminating in a visit to Everest Base Camp.
Together with guide Subash and porter Nima, Gordon tackles high passes in excess of 5400 metres (17700ft) and explains how high altitude affects a mildly-overweight road builder from sea level in the tropics. Each part of the journey brings new challenges including sub-freezing temperatures, almost falling into a crevasse, and alarmingly warm beer. Along the way he discovers the local Kukri Rum, traverses glaciers, interacts with eccentric and curious characters, and takes in the most beautiful views on the planet (pictures included).
Thrillers > Crime
Author: Theo Cage, Toivi Smith
She’s the only American citizen in U.S. history officially listed as missing despite her whereabouts being known.
Our heroine’s discovered lying under a heap of garbage behind a fast food restaurant in Phoenix: naked, suffering serious head trauma, her body covered in dozens of Yellow Jacket stings. When she wakes up from a lengthy coma, she discovers she has no memory of her past life. Doctors call her condition dissociative amnesia. They hold out little hope. The FBI can’t identify her from fingerprint or facial recognition software; the local police have no leads or clues. And no one comes forward to identify her. She’s a non-entity. A ghost.
Self-Help > Motivational
Author: Shaun Gold
Welcome to Better Be U, where there are no entrance requirements, no concerns regarding class size or campus. Better Be U is a preparatory school for life. A university of hard knocks where the school colors are black and blue. A place that you can obtain a Master’s Degree in verve and nerve. A crash course study of seven powerful lessons as a catalyst and stimulus to action, learning how to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones, setbacks into comebacks and how to go from burnout to breakout. Better Be U is not a curriculum of study you have to go outside to attend. It is a course of study that demands that you go inside, to be a better you, discovering the strength and talent you have to be the person you truly want to be. Need to be, in whatever field you choose.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Mike Markel
Bad decisions have finally caught up with police detective Karen Seagate. Her drinking has destroyed her marriage and hurt her job performance, and the chief is looking for any excuse to fire her. Still, she and her new partner, a young Mormon guy who seems to have arrived from another century or another planet, intend to track down whoever killed Arlen Hagerty, the corrupt leader of Soul Savers. Clawing his way to the top, Hagerty created plenty of enemies, including his wife, his mistress, his debate partner, the organization’s founder, and the politician he was blackmailing. When Seagate causes a car crash that sends a young girl to Intensive Care, the chief thinks he finally has his opportunity.
Fantasy > Coming of Age
Author: Sherry Soule
Super sleuthy, reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and Hayden’s intergalactic enemies come for an unexpected visit, he has no choice but to reveal his darkest secrets.
Yet even at Hayden’s insistence that dating is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova.
Fantasy > Fairy Tales
Author: Vera Nazarian
What if you killed someone and then fell in love with them?
In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary “pocket” of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill….
Covered in white cobwebs of a thousand snow spiders she lies in the darkness… Her skin is cold as snow… Her eyes frozen… Her gaze, fiercely alive…
While kings and emperors send expeditions to search for a suitable Bride for Death, armies of the undead wage an endless war…
Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Emily Giffin
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99
Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: J.A. Konrath, Jack Kilborn
Regularly $9.99, Today $0.99
Lieutenant Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself ‘The Gingerbread Man’ is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.
While avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again…and Jack is next on his murder list.
Motivation & Self-Improvement
Author: Grace Bonney
Regularly $2.99, Today $2.24
Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.
International Mystery & Crime
Author: Elizabeth Peters
Regularly $7.99, Today $3.99
Back in London after an archaeological dig, adventurous sleuth Amelia Peabody—“rather like Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple all rolled into one”—discovers that a night watchman at the museum has perished in the shadow of a mummy case (The Washington Post Book World).
There are murmurings about an ancient curse, but a skeptical Amelia is determined to find an all-too-human killer. Soon, she’s balancing family demands, including the troubles of her precocious son, Ramses (aka Walter), with not just one unsolved crime, but two . . .
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Canning & Preserving
Author: Drakes Press
Regularly $6.99, Today $3.27
Fermented foods are a delicious and rich source of nourishment. However, many beginners are skittish about starting the process of fermentation for the first time. With straightforward guides, delicious recipes, and step-by-step instructions, Fermentation for Beginners takes the stress out of at-home fermentation. Whether you are trying fermentation to improve your health, or just want to explore this time-tested culinary skill, Fermentation for Beginners will be your guide to the art of fermentation and the science of probiotic foods.
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