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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Evening Edition–Free Kindle Mystery Book!


I have to admit…I was not prepared for my long drive home yesterday. I had loaded my mp3 player with books, but somehow they were either not as good as I thought ((way too much churchy-preachy!)) Or, the line up of parts was scrambled! For instance, when I’d look in the folder on the player, the sequence was scrambled! It started with part 3 in the line up, and then went to 5, to 7…and nothing I could do would unscramble them. I wasn’t ON shuffle….they were just in the folder wrong. How do I fix that? Never mind..I needed to drive, didn’t need to worry about it…

So let’s just say that what WAS available to listen to just did not suck me in enough to make it a pleasant drive. I made up my mind to delete the insipid stuff and get me some REAL steering-wheel-grabbers for my next trip, up to Northern Virgina this Friday!

And while browsing, I came across this freebie for my Kindle as well. I’m in the mood for some suspense, some intrigue! And this one may just fit the bill for my reading pleasures too! So I’m passing it on to you ---

Bone Rattler! by Eliot Pattison

From Publishers Weekly

Having already won an Edgar for his Inspector Shan series (The Skull Mantra, etc.), Pattison makes a strong bid for another with this outstanding mystery set in colonial America. Scottish prisoner Duncan McCallum, indentured to the Ramsey Company, is troubled by a series of mysterious deaths on the ship carrying him to the New World. When McCallum's close friend Adam Munroe and a professor who was to work as a tutor are added to the list of the dead, McCallum, who has extensive medical training, is enlisted by the captain to investigate.

The shipboard mysteries remain unresolved when they arrive in New York, and McCallum's quest for the truth leads him to perilous encounters on both sides of the French and Indian War.

Pattison's moving characters, intricate plot and masterful evocation of the time, including sensitive depictions of the effects of the European war on Native Americans, set this leagues beyond most historicals and augur well for future entries in this series. (Jan.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Product Description

From Edgar Award winning author Eliot Pattison comes a compelling, multilayered novel rich in historical detail. Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among fellow Scottish prisoners. A strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War.

Sounds like a goodie, yeah? It does to me! As with all Kindle Freebies, please check before you download to make sure it still is free. What is free today may not be tomorrow!

25 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:47 PM EDT

    Thanks for the heads up, Bonnie! My husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday, and I am loving it! Mine can read to me in either a man's or woman's voice, so you might want to check if yours can do that, too.

    Lorraine

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  2. Testing testing 123. Using Firefox browser to leave the comment.

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  3. Hi Bonnie.. Just saw your facebook comment so i thought I would try posting from my Mac

    Beth
    bethbritt12@gmail.com

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  4. Anonymous8:39 PM EDT

    Just thought I would try again to post. I never have much luck with this thing and just about gave up... Let's see.....

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  5. Anonymous8:41 PM EDT

    Trying to leave a comment using Safari. Let's see if it works.

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  6. Anonymous8:42 PM EDT

    This is me (Lynne ) testing on iPad

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  7. Just testing to make sure I can comment....

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  8. Testing 1 2 3....I am on Firefox, so I am checking to see if I can post a comment.

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  9. Lynne testing with google on IPad

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  10. I am testing also and using Firefox. I did sign in with Google 1st.

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  11. testing with firefox...

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  12. It's not impossible to comment from Firefox - that's how I'm posting this one. :-)

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  13. I'm using Firefox, too. I do have the latest update. Perhaps older versions cannot comment?

    I just got the book, too. Thanks for telling us about this book, Bonnie!

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  14. I am commenting using firefox.

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  15. I've really enjoyed his Tibetan mysteries....Thanks for posting about this one, Bonnie!

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  16. I love listening to audiobooks. I belong to audible and it's been worth every penny. I can download them to hubby any my iPhone. We can also burn them to CDs.

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  17. just testing the comment thing- I have firefox- lets check it out... Reena

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  18. I've been driving mini-vans ever since Dodge came out with the first Caravans. Had 3 Caravans before getting a Toyota Sienna. They've all been great--and I had no kids to haul, just dogs, groceries, antiques, quilts, etc. They're so convenient, comfortable, good on mileage, easy to get in and out of (important as we age!) and I like being up higher where I can see and be seen. I can't imagine driving anything but a mini-van!

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  19. Trying to comment. I'm using IE ver.9, (the latest install) I haven't been able to comment in a while.

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  20. Commenting again, using a different technique. I unchecked the "stay signed in" button. Here goes...

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  21. My Kindle has text to speech on many titles. It reads out loud to you from where you were in the book, and then when you open the book again, it puts you in the place where it stopped reading. Not every book has it- it seems to depend on the publisher. But I like it for in the car.

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  22. If you're into detective stories, you might like "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins--an old classic that is free on Kindle. Review says "T.S. Eliot called 'The Moonstone' the first and greatest English detective novel."

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  23. I got it last night!! I was a history major so I love these kind of books.
    The other day I got "The Fort" by Bernard Cornwell; he's a great historical novelist. They have his name as Cornwell Bernard. You might like it.

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  24. If you like historical fiction - here are some amazing books: The Last Jew and The Physician by Noah Gordon, An Instance at the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, and Sarah Dunant's The Birth of Venus and In the Company of the Courtesan. Awesome books!

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