Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mystery+Female Sleuth+Cheap but Good= Happy Reader

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

Now that I've read all the Cozy Chicks' eBooks (if you haven't, click on Cozy Chicks E Books right above this post), I'm surfing for something new to dive into for the long weekend. Since I have a Kindle, Amazon is where I'll shop. And I'm in the mood for a specific type of story.

My first criteria - A mystery
Second criteria - with a female sleuth
Third criteria - really cheap

One thing I've noticed lately is how fabulous some of the indie authors are. The ones who are a little outside the box, with strong characters and unique voices. And some of the titles crack me up, make me have to try them, so without further ado, here's today's list of possibilities, all priced right at $.99:

Okay, I cheated on that last one, because I've read it. But it's really good, so you should check it out.

You can even download the very first Miss Marple mystery for FREE - The Murder at the Vicarage

I hope this doesn't open the ongoing debate about ebooks vs print books. I love them both, usually purchase traditionally published prints and read the indie stuff on my Kindle. If you are still on the fence, but want to try out an eReader, you can download a FREE Kindle to your pc or mac and take it for a test drive. And the titles you download to your computer will automatically transfer to a Kindle later on.

So then, have you discovered any new, exciting authors recently? Any fun titles to share?



12 comments:

Brian Kavanagh said...

Check out Belinda Lawrence; Aussie chick in London. Amazon & B&N
Cheers,
BK

Sue said...

Have you read Rita Lakin's Books? She has a series about senior citizens solving murders. Kind of a blend of The Golden Girls meets Murder She Wrote. I have a kindle and use it all the time.(my eye sight isn't what it used to be so it's much easier for me to use. I also have it on my lap top and my cell phone. That way I am never without a book to read. I still have traditional books that I keep (the cozies with recipes in them) and the others I take to my local Book Trader and pick up more while I am there.

Deb said...

Brian, I'll do that, sounds like my kind of read. Sue, I've read her wonderful books. I was on a mystery panel with her once and the room was over capacity. You can bet, they weren't there for me!

Sonia said...

I just reviewed a Rita Lakin book on my blog. It stars an elderly amateur female sleuth and her eccentric elderly friends. The books are funny and spicy, definitely a good time. : }

Barbara said...

Look for two authors I love: Dorte H. Jakobsen and Linda Gillard. Both available on Kindle for very little money.

Aurian said...

I'm reading Robin Paige - Victorian Mysteries at the moment. That's a pseudonym for Susan Wittig Albert with her husband together. Love both of her series. No idea what they cost, she is autobuy for me (as are some of the cozy chicks).

Bev said...

You should try Ann Charles. Nearly Departed in Deadwood is the first one. It's more than .99, but definitely worth it.

Shel said...

Love, love, love Terri Reid. She writes the Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mysteries.

Lisa D said...

My suggestion is Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon. This e-book had me laughing out loud at times.

Deb said...

(Big groan). My wish list is growing!

Vickie said...

Went to a book signing for author C M Wendelboe for his debut suspense DEATH ALONG THE SPIRIT ROAD. His mentor is Craig Johnson, author of one of my absolute favorite series Walt Longmire. The book is on the nightstand to read next and I know it's going to be excellent if it's anything like the time with Curt and his stories he told.

Brittney said...

Little behind on reading the blog! But I am reading the Jaine Austen series by Laura Levine. Love them! I also love the Blackbird and Roxy books by Nancy Martin, can't go wrong with either!