In our weekly roundup of bargain indie ebooks, we spotlight a woman private investigator, a contrarian’s fictitious take on world events and the voices of Picasso and van Gogh from beyond.
This week’s top curated picks:
Indie ebook spotlight
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Free on Kindle for a limited time (regularly $4.99 digital, $12.99 paperback)
Stranger in Town
By Cheryl Bradshaw
Publisher: Pixie Publishing (author’s imprint)
#1 Free in entire Kindle Store
Mystery: A page-turner featuring a realistic female PI out to solve the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl.
Top ebook deals of the week
Near-future fiction: This series of essays — written by the CEO of a Japan-based international software company — offers a provocative challenge to convention world views. Perfect for contrarians or those who simply wish to imagine a radically different.
Thriller: What would you do to save your child? Trapped in a parent’s worst nightmare, Alex Kairouz faces an impossible choice between his own daughter’s life and the lives of thousands of innocent strangers.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time
Paint It Blue
By George Thomas Clark
Nonfiction: Artists such as Picasso, van Gogh, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera convey their stories of agony and inspiration through the lens of an art lover and art historian.
99 cents on Kindle (print price $12.50)
By Kim Richardson
Paranormal: After Alexa dies, she’s pulled into a secret band of angels devoted to protecting mortal souls in this fast-paced work of fantasy laced with intrigue and romance.
Indie Film Watch
Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena in “Blockers.”
Indie filmmaker Kay Cannon’s inspired sex comedy received a boisterous reception at the SXSW Film Festival last month. It’s being called a woke “American Pie” for the text message age.
Available on Netflix, Amazon Video, iTunes.