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Don't know if this thread is needed, but thought I'd give it a try and see what happens. Maybe it will help someone pick up a book they've been looking for at a great price like I did recently thanks to Travis....'Hurt Machine' by R.F. Coleman.

Today on Amazon for Kindle they are offering the latest John Rain book 'The Detachment' by Barry Eisler for 99 cents.

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I think it's a great idea to have a dedicated thread!

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Thanks for that tip. Great idea for a separate thread for these bargains. It's a good time of the year to curtail spending big bucks for books. Always interested in trying new (to me) authors.
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You can get Vince Flynn's Transfer Of Power free for a couple more days. It includes a preview of his new one, Kill Shot, coming out Feb 7.

Ditto what Rockman said about Hurt Machine.
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I think it is a good idea to have this thread.  I don't know if any one else reads J. A. Konrath but he often has good deals on his ebooks.  He was the first of the authors I read to start publishing his work as ebooks before releasing the print copies.  The violence in his books can be very graphic but the humor is really good, too. 

 

I think Konrath and Eisler are friends and Konrath's success with ebooks encouraged Eisler to do the same thing.

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Also noticed Amazon is offering 'Double Tap' by Barry Eisler for free. I've attached the description for this ebook below.

<<Before publishing his runaway bestseller THE DETACHMENT with Amazon's Thomas & Mercer, Barry Eisler published two extremely dark short stories, each a kind of prequel to the events of THE DETACHMENT. Here they are, for the first time in a single, violent volume.>>

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Wow.....35 of Ed McBain's "87th Precinct" Series books are on sale today only at Amazon for 99 cents each. Lots of potential good reading there for a cheap price.
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Wow.....35 of Ed McBain's "87th Precinct" Series books are on sale today only at Amazon for 99 cents each. Lots of potential good reading there for a cheap price.


Ed McBain aka Evan Hunter was one of my favorite authors ... I think I have read them all ... I hope you enjoy this great find !! 

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Keys - I've read some of them......enough to know how good they are, but definitely plan to buy more today.
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Two Joe Lansdale stories 'Bullets and Fire' and 'Incidents On and Off a Mountain Road' being offered on Kindle for free.
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Two Joe Lansdale stories 'Bullets and Fire' and 'Incidents On and Off a Mountain Road' being offered on Kindle for free.

Thanks, Rockman.  How do you find out about these deals?  Are you cruising Amazon or the author's website?

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Amazon sent me a notice about Lansdale's new book. When I went to that page underneath was listed some other things by him that I did not recognize. I clicked on them and noticed they were being offered for free. So mostly lucked onto it I guess, but via Amazon not Lansdale's website.
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The first book in the Kate Shugak series, A Cold Day For Murder, by Dana Stabenow, is available free for your Kindle on Amazon.  This is a nice opportunity to check out this series.  I found out about this on Stabenow's website.

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Amazon sent me a notice about Lansdale's new book. When I went to that page underneath was listed some other things by him that I did not recognize. I clicked on them and noticed they were being offered for free. So mostly lucked onto it I guess, but via Amazon not Lansdale's website.


its not new Rockman,  i love lansdale, but one thing that really bothers me is he rehashes his stories tooooo much.  most of the stories in this book is in Deadman's Road.  really ticks me off when they do that crap.   and if you remember Deadman's road was all rehashed stuff except one short story.   so i have no plans to buy this one.   will wait for the couple shorts to come out seperate and then check em out.   

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The first book in the Kate Shugak series, A Cold Day For Murder, by Dana Stabenow, is available free for your Kindle on Amazon.  This is a nice opportunity to check out this series.  I found out about this on Stabenow's website.

Even though i've read it, that was one of the first books I downloaded off Amazon!!


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'The Best American Noir of the Century' a collection compiled by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler is being offered for $1.99 today for the Kindle. Large 700+ pages and has 4+ star rating on Goodreads. Count me in.
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Publisher Blasted Heath is offering the latest ebook by Douglas Lindsay 'The Unburied Dead' for free on Amazon today and tomorrow. I haven't read anything by him yet, but Blasted Heath also distributes two authors that I have read and liked very much, Ray Banks and Gerard Brennan. FYI Ray Banks has something new called 'Wolf Tickets' coming out Feb. 13. Website is http://www.blastedheath.com and here's a blurb about 'The Unburied Dead'.

<<A psychopath walks the streets of Glasgow, selecting his first victim. DCI Bloonsbury, the once-feted detective, is put in charge of the investigation, but as the killer begins to hit much closer to home and an old police conspiracy starts to unravel, Bloonsbury slides further into morose alcoholic depression.

In the middle of it all is Detective Sergeant Thomas Hutton, juggling divorce, deception, alcohol, murdered colleagues, and Dylan. He could use a break but the dead will not rest and the past will not be buried…>>





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I got it! Thanks Rockman, good pick-up!
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Glad to hear it. You might also want to check out those novellas by Ray Banks and I loved 'The Point' by G. Brennan all still being offered very inexpensively I think.
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'The Lonely Mile' by Allan Leverone is free right now on Amazon. Don't know anything about him, but was recommended by Dave Zeltserman and this book is rated 4.3 on Goodreads. I tend to rely more on the ratings/reviews on Goodreads than those on Amazon.
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Thanks again Rockman, keep findin' em!
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'Bone Dry' one of the Blanco Co. Mysteries by Ben Rehder is currently being offered for free on Amazon. I haven't read any of them yet, but they've been recommended on this board several times.
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Cool! Another one! How are you finding the freebies! This is making my next book choice very difficult! Gotta love the Kindle!
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Don recommended them originally. Read that one and you will want to read the rest!

How do you find these freebies?

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Jeff - no method to my madness really. Just kind of poke around here and there keeping an eye out for decent reads on the cheap.
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