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Old 01-01-15, 03:30 PM   #1
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Free/cheap Kindle/e-book deals

Currently free in the UK
Bubba and the Dead Woman
"Bubba Snoddy is a good old country boy with a big problem. Although he’s personable, handsome, and lives in a historical Southern mansion in a small Texas town, he has just discovered the dead body of a woman to whom he was once engaged to marry".
53 reviews average 4.3 stars in the UK and average 4 in the US from 998 reviews

Home Grown
Mystery/thriller fiction based on the real life federal authorities crackdown "on the Cornbread Mafia, the largest domestic marijuana growing operation in American history"
26 out of 31 US Amazon reviews are 5 stars. The rest were 4 stars.

Play with the URL to see check whether these are also currently free in the USA, Canada or Australia by exchanging the co.uk for:
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Old 01-01-15, 03:38 PM   #2
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Thanks. Home Grown looks very interesting. New thread for the new year? Good idea!
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Old 01-01-15, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re-posting a couple of 2015 items from the locked thread

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Prime members get to choose two freebies from the Kindle First program this month.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/kindle/botm/
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Hunger Games book 1 is $1.99 today.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...d_i=1000677541
Various folk generously kept the original thread alive during its 3+ years and it struck me that a new year would be a good starting off point for a new thread.

I'll try to post any deals I notice in the format of my first post but others are at liberty to do it how they think is best for them.

And although I mostly post freebies at the moment, good price reductions were at the heart of the original thread, so definitely have their place here, too.
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Old 01-01-15, 04:02 PM   #4
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Dragonslayer Stories: Two Short Stories by Resa Nelson - FREE
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FDRRLFC
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Publication Date: September 22, 2013
Years before Resa Nelson wrote her 4-book Dragonslayer series (The Dragonslayer’s Sword, The Iron Maiden, The Stone of Darkness, and The Dragon’s Egg), she wrote two short stories that were published in Science Fiction Age magazine. These are her Dragonslayer short stories, both of which were recommended for the Nebula Award. (Appropriate for adults and teens, ages 14 and up.)
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu - $1.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A1M5EG2
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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Goodreads Choice 2013 Finalist - Science Fiction
Winner of the Alex Award for the American Library Association's 2014 Youth Media Awards
The Deaths of Tao (Lives of Tao Book 2) by Wesley Chu - $1.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D5AKJQM
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Old 01-01-15, 04:09 PM   #5
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A Murder of Mysteries: A Twenty-Novel eBook Bundle of Mystery and Suspense - $2.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R7B6CRU
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Holiday Bundle Featuring Twenty Novels of Mystery and Suspense

The second of our series of holiday bundles, A Murder of Mysteries features twenty novels of mystery and suspense by various award-winning and bestselling authors. For $2.99, you're getting twenty novels, each the first book in a continuing series, containing almost 1.5 million words in total, and a savings of more than $70 if each title was purchased separately. This bundle is only available for a limited time, so purchase your copy before it's gone.

Titles included in this collection:
Too Late to Die - by Bill Crider - Book 1 of the Dan Rhodes Mysteries
Death is a Cabaret - by Deborah Morgan - Book 1 of the Antique Lover's Mysteries
A. P. B. - by Dave Pedneau - Book 1 of the Whit Pynchon Mysteries
Switch - by William Bayer - Book 1 of the Janek Series
Blood Moon - by Ed Gorman - Book 1 of the Robert Payne Mystery Series
The Turner Journals - by Robert J. Randisi - Book 1 of the Detective McQueen Series
The Hanged Man - by T.J. MacGregor - Book 1 of the Mira Morales Series
Pink Vodka Blues - by Neal Barrett, Jr. - Book 1 of the Blues Series
Dead on the Island - by Bill Crider - Book 1 of the Truman Smith Mysteries
A Hard Day's Death - by Raymond Benson - Book 1 of the Spike Berenger Rock 'N' Roll Mysteries
Prophecy Rock - by Rob MacGregor - Book 1 of the Will Lansa Mysteries
The Changing - by T.M. Wright - Book 1 of the Biergarten Series
A Minor Case of Murder - by Jeff Markowitz - Book 1 of the Cassie O'Malley Mysteries
Sins of the Flash - by David Niall Wilson
Case File - by Bill Pronzini - part of the Bill Pronzini Mystery Collection
Rough Cut - by Ed Gorman - Book 1 of the Jack Dwyer Mystery Series
Murder, Sometimes - by Patricia Lee Macomber - Book 1 of the Jason Callahan Mysteries
Tango Key - by T.J. MacGregor - Book 1 of the Tango Key Mysteries
One Dead Dean - by Bill Crider - Book 1 of the Carl Burns Mysteries
Tangier - by William Bayer - Book 1 of the Foreign Detective Series
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Old 01-01-15, 04:19 PM   #6
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Numerous books from the Saint series by Leslie Charteris - $1.99 (though many are still $3.99)
Search on Leslie Charteris.
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Old 01-04-15, 05:27 PM   #7
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The following is currently on sale for under a pound on Amazon UK:
Moriarty: Anna Kronberg Trilogy
This book compiles the first three books in the Kronberg Sherlockian /Victorian London-based series: The Devil's Grin; The Fall, & The Journey.
The constituent tales have garnered favourable reviews both side of the pond.

It is probably not much more than a dollar in the US Australia and Canada.
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Old 01-04-15, 05:39 PM   #8
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Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1) $1.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B000WH7PLS
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Ultimate Football Roadtrip $1.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B00LT0E4C0

Legend $1.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052RDJAO
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Old 01-06-15, 01:34 PM   #10
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Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey - $1.99
The Getaway God :A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey - $1.99
Metrophage by Richard Kadrey - $1.99
Black Dog: Hellhound Chronicles by Caitlin Kittredge - $1.99
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill - $1.99
The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato - $1.99
Glory Main - by Henry V. O'Neil - $0.99
Demon by Erik Williams - $0.99
Once Upon a Rhyme: by Jack Heckel - $1.99
Happily Never After by Jack Heckel - $0.99
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik - $0.99
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss - $1.99
White Night, by Jim Butcher - $1.99
The Passage, by Justin Cronin - $1.99
The Forever King by Warren Murphy - FREE
The Remaining by D. J. Molles - $1.99 (Several in this series on sale)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin - $1.99

Nope... not linking them. Feel free if you have the urge...
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Old 01-07-15, 02:10 PM   #11
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Here's a cheapie (£0.99) that is well-reviewed in UK & UK:

Vegas Rain (Manny Williams Series Book 6)

Also looks to be low-priced in US, Canada and Australia. Book One remains similarly cheap, having been free a few months ago.
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Old 01-07-15, 10:14 PM   #12
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bookbub.com sends out a email everyday, and it includes free and cheap Kindle/e-book deals, when you sign up you can pick the genre of books you like, some of them you will have never heard of but they do send out books from well know authors.
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Old 01-08-15, 11:39 AM   #13
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bookbub.com sends out a email everyday
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Old 01-08-15, 03:37 PM   #14
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Today's freebie from Bookbub:
Blood Land: A Hard Boiled Murder Mystery (A James Pruett Mystery Book 1)
4.3 stars on Amazon UK and similar or better on Amazon US.
There's a sign-up link on the Amazon page for this book for the author's email newsletter and a free copy of book two in the series.

Found this further freebie as an Amazon recommendation when looking at the link above:
Ash - A Thriller (Asher Benson Book 1)
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Old 01-09-15, 03:40 PM   #15
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Killer Karma by Lee Killough - FREE
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Inspector Cole Dunavan is a cop without a body. A ghost who can't remember anything except his own murder. No one sees or hears him. He cannot move objects and initially cannot move through closed doors. When he learns that his body has not been found and the circumstances of his disappearance make it appear he betrayed his marriage and was killed by his mistress...who has also disappeared, he vows to put things right. A murdered cop, a ghost and an avenger working to communicate with his former partner, get straight with his wife, and catch his own killer.
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Old 01-09-15, 05:21 PM   #16
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Trick Question (Tubby Dubonnet #3) by Tony Dunbar - FREE
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Old 01-10-15, 04:00 AM   #17
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Trick Question (Tubby Dubonnet #3) by Tony Dunbar - FREE
Although for a change that title is not also free in the UK, when looking for it I encountered the following, which is:

Envision This: A Tubby Dubonnet Short Story (The Tubby Dubonnet Series)

It is just a short story but maybe a handy "taster"....
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Old 01-10-15, 04:19 AM   #18
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While I'm about it, here's a couple more short ones: currently free in the UK

The Lucky Cat - Black Cat Vol. 1 - A Salem Massachusetts Mini Mystery

The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre: A Hatter's Cove Gazette Mystery Novella 1 (Hatter's Cove Mystery Series)

As usual, convert the co.uk to whatever fits your country.
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Feed by Mira Grant for 1.99 at Amazon and elsewhere.

A zombie book, but a pretty good one.
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Old 01-12-15, 11:17 AM   #20
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The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" MEGAPACK™ ebook anthologies are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers who might otherwise be forgotten. Lester del Rey—one of the all-time greats of the science fiction world—had been well on his way to becoming forgotten before Wildside Press began its reprint program of his classic short fiction. This second volume of his collected short stories includes 10 more great science fiction stories, representing some of his finest science fiction work. Of special note are the stories "Evenson" (his contribution to Harlan Ellison's "Dangerous Visions" anthology) and the novella version of "Nerves" from Astounding Science Fiction (later expanded to novel length).
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Old 01-12-15, 01:41 PM   #21
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Huckleberry Fiend (Paul Mcdonald Mystery #2) by Julie Smith - FREE

Death Turns A Trick (The Rebecca Schwartz Series, Book 1) by Julie Smith - FREE
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Old 01-12-15, 03:40 PM   #22
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Via BookBub today, this one is free in the UK for a few days:
Cold River Rising (Cold River Series, Book 1)
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Smith relied upon his experience as a homicide detective to write his first two novels, "Fatal Flowers" Berkley1992, and "Dear Departed" Berkley 1994. Crime author Ann Rule wrote, "Fatal Flowers is a chillingly authentic look into the blackest depth's of a psychopath's fantasies." Smith's work as a tribal police chief led to his Indian Cold River series, "Cold River Rising" and "Cold River Resurrection. He has been a college instructor and adjunct professor, teaching a vast array of courses in Criminology and Sociology. He is a frequent keynote speaker at regional and national events, and has been a panelist at The Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention.
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Old 01-13-15, 11:59 AM   #23
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Courtesy of BookBub

There's another of the Renée Pawlish noir books currently free in the UK:
Farewell, My Deuce: A Reed Ferguson Mystery (A Private Investigator Mystery Series - Crime Suspense Thriller Book 4)
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Reed Ferguson returns in his most harrowing adventure yet!
Life and the detecting business are running smoothly for private eye Reed Ferguson, until one of the Goofball Brothers goes missing. Reed leads the search and soon discovers Deuce's connection to some unscrupulous characters. As Reed learns more about Deuce's activities, the clues point to intrigue, danger and death. But will Reed find his friend alive, or will it be "Farewell, My Deuce."
And you can also subscribe to an email list to get a further one.

Convert co.uk to your own country to see if free for your market as will often be the case.
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Old 01-18-15, 03:22 AM   #24
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Currently free in the UK:
When No One is Watching
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On the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident. Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good-hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene. As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, the other embarks on a meteoric rise to political stardom. But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, the political superstar must decide just how far he is willing to go to keep his dark secret. Author Joseph Hayes combines page-turning suspense with a poignant tale of inspiration and redemption as he asks, is “the greater good” just a lie we tell ourselves to justify the sins we commit when no one is watching?
As always, convert co.uk to your own country's indicator (.com , ca , .com.au or whatever) to see if the above is a freebie where you buy from.
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Old 01-18-15, 08:54 AM   #25
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Free here too
http://www.amazon.com/When-One-Watch...B004CFAOYG/%22
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