Welcome! Join us in a celebration of all things reading! Six friendly blatantly bookish ladies banter about any book related topic that tickles their fancy: fiction(all genres/ages), non-fiction (memoirs, fashion, food and more), Kindles, bargain books, reading nooks, bookish baubles and decor, libraries and bookstores, gifts, tea, adventures, flights of fancy and, of course, the quest for Mrs. Baja...
Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...
We all love a bargain, and books don't come any more basement-priced than free. Here are three Kindle mysteries I picked up for nothing, nada, niente. Remember, folks, if you don't have a Kindle you can read these books using your laptop or apps on other devices.
Archie's Been Framed manages to be farcical yet hard-boiled in the best James Bond tradition. Amazing gadgetry, gastronomy, a bon-vivant lifestyle and murder are a wonderful combination. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Julius and his electronic side kick. Knight Rider eat your heart out, Archie is Julius' friend, assistant, secretary and nagger. This is a series I'd actually pay to read.
The Noon God is a quick read from Donna Carrick, and I do recommend it. The characters and investigation are a bit shallow, but that's understandable for the length of the book. Carrick sucked me in and I was shocked when she revealed the murderer. I'd really like to know if other readers were able to pick who-done-it better than me, and plan to read it again to see which clues I missed the first time through.
It's as much a family saga as a mystery, with tragic characters struggling to overcome damage done by relatives (usually parents). Not a cheerful book, but thought-provoking nonetheless.
Dark Horse is great. I've fallen for Jim Knighthorse even if he is narcissistic and talks to a bum who thinks he's God. Actually, those traits endear him to me, and I was hooked by his story.
Jim tries to prove his client, a high-achieving black high school student, didn't kill his white girlfriend. The plot is tight and quick, and this book has everything a good mystery should. Jim has a troubled past he's trying to resolve, and this is probably the grittiest of the three books reviewed here. There are some moral dilemmas to ponder, too.
Three good reads for free. Actually my grandfather used to say nothing is free, and he would have pointed out that even a $0.00 Kindle book requires internet connection, a reading device, etc. But this is as free as it gets, readers!