In our weekly roundup of the best Kindle ebook bargains and new releases, we spotlight a wide range of titles for your reading tastes: a mystery from a best-selling author, a supernatural thriller, New England crime fiction, a sci-fi shoot-’em-up, a guide to jump-start innovation at your business and more.
All titles range from free to $1.99.
This week’s top curated picks:
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$1.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($10.84 print)
In the Clearing (The Tracy Crosswhite Series Book 3)
By Robert Dugoni
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (Amazon’s imprint)
Mystery: Detective Tracy Crosswhite agrees to help solve a cold case that involves the suspicious suicide of a Native American high school girl forty years earlier. While probing one small town’s memory, she finds dark, well-concealed secrets hidden within the community’s fabric.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($17.99 print)
The Hour Before Dark: A Haunting Supernatural Thriller
By Douglass Clegg
Publisher: Alkemara Press (the author’s imprint)
Horror: A dangerous game played in the dark haunts the Raglan siblings after a brutal murder occurs at their shadowy family home, Hawthorn, along the coast of New England.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($9.99 print)
By L.A. Dobbs
#1 Free in Kindle Store
Crime fiction: Police chief Sam Mason and sergeant Jo Harris investigate a New Hampshire hunter’s supposed suicide, but soon uncover a greedy land deal and a network of corruption.
Top ebook deals of the week
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($21.55 print)
Innovation Feast: Create New Product Ideas to Feed Your Hungry Business
By Susie White
Publisher: Grammar Factory Pty. (a boutique publisher in Australia)
Nonfiction: Is your business starved of successful new product innovation? If so, ‘Innovation Feast’ will show you how to uncover consumer insights, identify untapped opportunities, generate three years’ worth of priorities and manage your innovation plans.
Free on Kindle for a limited time ($12.07 print)
Hostile Witness: A Josie Bates Thriller
By Rebecca Forster
Legal thriller: When 16-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme Court, her distraught mother turns to Josie, an old college chum and defense attorney, for help. When Josie uncovers the horrible truth, it can save young Hannah or destroy them both.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($15.99 print)
The Power of Collaboration
By Singer Spitzer Thea
Publisher: Career Press (a boutique publisher)
Business nonfiction: Success requires teamwork — but how do you get people to work together? With this expert guide, learn how your business can build a framework for collaboration and achieve monumental success.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
By Monique Singleton
Dark fantasy: Subject 336 escapes the government lab where she was held captive so cruel scientists could study her powers. On the outside, she discovers a world at war — and must choose whether to lend her formidable abilities to good or evil.
$1.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
By Steven Becker
Publisher: White Marlin Press (the author’s imprint)
Adventure: After being outwitted by an Iranian spy in London, CIA agent Mako Storm finds himself in dire straits. The trail for redemption leads Storm to the British Virgin Islands and an uncomfortable alliance with a man from his past.
$1.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($15.68 print)
Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom
By Ken Ilgunas
Nonfiction: In this frank and witty memoir, Ken Ilgunas lays bare the existential terror of graduating from the University of Buffalo with $32,000 of student debt. Inspired by the frugality and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, Ilgunas undertook a 3-year transcontinental journey and recounts the insights he learned along the way.
$1.99 on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 print)
All Those Things We Never Said
By Marc Levy
Literary humor: From the most popular writer in France comes this tale where, right before her wedding, Julia learns her estranged father has died. But when he arrives on her doorstep after his funeral, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. A “moving, magical read” with 2,000+ five-star Goodreads ratings.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.99 print)
By Kyla Stone
Publisher: Paper Moon Press
Young adult: In the future, a hijacked ship holds the key to the fate of the world. When terrorists storm their ship, privileged Amelia and rebel Gabriel are forced into an uneasy alliance. As the lines between enemies and allies blur, they discover an even more insidious threat—and it’s already on the ship.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($14.95 print)
Red Team Alpha: A Crimson Worlds Adventure
By Jay Allan
Publisher: System 7 Publishing (the author’s imprint)
Sci-fi: An elite military unit is called upon to face its greatest test. On a planet in a newly discovered star system lies the remains of an ancient ship. The discovery is a momentous one—proof that mankind is not alone in the universe. As they uncover the dark horror within, a technological nightmare threatens the very future of humanity.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($12.80 print)
The Roving Mind
By Anthony Simola
Publisher: ST Press
Nonfiction: A conservative guide to improving one’s intelligence. In addition to offering practical advice, the author covers recent breakthroughs in psychopharmacology, intelligence augmentation and artificial intelligence.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time ($12.99 print)
The King: A Black Force Thriller
By Matt Rogers
Action novella: Black ops warrior Jason King demolishes a compound of regional Islamic terrorists in Northern Mali. When he finds the reality of the situation at odds with the intel his handler fed him, he begins to doubt the validity of his orders.
99 cents on Kindle for a limited time($14.99 print)
Unwritten (Rock Star Duet Book 1)
By Rachel Lacey
Romance: A pop star with a broken reputation. A professor with a broken heart. Passion heals—until the paparazzi catches on, tearing their hearts to shreds.
Indie Film Watch
Joaquin Phoenix in “You Were Never Really Here.” (Courtesy of Amazon Studios)
You Were Never Really Here
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. In indie filmmaker Lynn Ramsay’s searing thriller, Joaquin Phoenix (never better) plays a hit man who finds some measure of comfort in his gunslinger skills.