Monday, May 8, 2017

May E-book Deals at Amazon - Cozy Mysteries

Not a whole lot to recommend on Amazon's e-book deals this month. There are quite a few cozy mysteries for $1.99. But beware. Sometimes they are so cozy, that they are silly. I've only read (and liked) one of these authors (Deering). I suggest downloading a free sample of the book before buying it. And be sure to check with your library. I saw that both Deering titles are now available as free digital downloads through Hoopla from my Michigan branch.

Tea with Milk and Murder by H.Y. Hanna
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanna Fluke
Twisted Threads by Lea Wait
Moving is Murder by Sara Rosett
Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering
Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering
Annabel Lee by Mike Nappa (much grittier than the others on the list, but I read a good review of it in WORLD magazine)
Shipshewana Amish Mystery Collection by Vanetta Chapman
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O'Connor

Ann Cleeves has six mystery titles on sale. She's British which is in her favor, but I don't know how clean she is.

Also, I've read mostly good reviews of The Secret of Humming Cake, which is only $1.99, but I'm put off by a couple of reviewers' comments such as, "it's an easy read" and "it had a few good life lessons." Is it typical Christian drivel?



Barbara H. said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I keep seeing the Hummingbird Cake one mentioned favorably, so I'll give it a try for that price. Annabel Lee sounds interesting - the kind of thing I usually watch rather than read, though the price makes it worth it to check out (that's one thing I love about Kindle deals!) When I looked up the latter on Amazon, in the notes about the author there was a link to a round-table discussion with him and Ted Dekker and other authors about "What's Too Violent for Christian Readers?" I pretty much agreed with their thoughts.

hopeinbrazil said...

Thanks for your input, Barbara.