Saturday, March 17, 2012

An Afternoon Freebie!

I’m on my lunch break --- feet up in my room. I think my feet are the one thing on my body that really feel the strain of a long time standing, and many days teaching in a row.

This means that I had to put the “do not disturb” sign on the door --- the housekeeping cart was only 2 doors down, and I know they were working at getting to my room to clean it, but they can wait til AFTER lunch break—I’m not moving!

With teacher dinners out ((Love it! Last night we hit a Thai place --- the Glendale Quilt Show staff treated David Taylor, Mickey Lawler, Larkin Van Horn and myself to some of the yummiest Thai food to be found –)) and HAVING to pop in and see what was going on in the mystery madness class last night that ran from 6pm to midnight ---I need a nap!

But first --- email….and that leads to calendar checking, and that leads to facebook and that leads to surfing and that leads to – oh! Look what I found!

Edited for Death by Michele Drier is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.
Category: Mystery & Thriller
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Amy Hobbes never expected to solve anything tougher than a crossword puzzle. When she left her job as a journalist in Southern California, she planned to give the adrenaline a rest, but her next job, managing editor of a local newspaper, delivers some surprises.
After a respected Senator and World War II hero dies and two more people turn up dead, the news heats up. Both victims had ties to a hotel owned by the Senator’s family. With the help of reporter pal Clarice and the new man in her life, Phil, Amy uncovers a number of shadowy figures, including a Holocaust survivor who’s spent sixty years tracking down Nazi loot. It’s a complex and dangerous puzzle, but Amy can’t walk away until she solves it.
Midwest Book Review: “Edited for Death” is a riveting and much recommended pick for general fiction and mystery collections.
I found this review helpful:
"Edited For Death" is your classic, loveable mystery novel but with an interesting spin (I can't share what this 'spin' is because I won't give away spoilers). I love it when mysteries are engaging enough to keep you guessing the identity of the killer even when you aren't reading the book, and this did that for me.
I found myself constantly considering the plot of this book and weighing the likeliness of each suspect against one another. I continually narrowed down my suspect list as the book progressed and am pleased to announce that I picked my killer correctly (I'm pretty good at that).
I am an avid mystery reader and enjoyed that this book brought back the classic structure to mystery fiction because it has been a while since I read a book like that.
I loved this intricate plot which was riddled with suspense, plot twists and, of course, mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will certainly read more by the author.
"Edited For Death" is a compelling mystery novel with strong characterization, an intricate plot, and twists that will keep you up all night reading.
Ready? Get Set? CLICK! But double check before clicking that it’s still free for you – it was for me just before sending this post, but things can change without warning.


  1. Thanks for your book suggestions. I am almost through reading The Silence of Trees thanks to you. It's a very good book.

  2. Anonymous5:19 PM EDT

    Bonnie...are these just real quick one of FREE books that you are notified about? If so..how can we be notified of them? I know we can find FREE books on Amazon all the time but am confused on why you post them periodically and tell us to hurry.

  3. Looks like another good mystery--thank you! My TBR list is getting so long!

    I live about 20 min from where you are at the Glendale Show. Just took a trip to the PO & my car said the outside temp was 45! B-r-r-r, that is really cold for southern California!

  4. Thanks for your tips about free Kindle books! I have downloaded pretty much all of them and have enjoyed reading them!

  5. Anonymous7:58 PM EDT

    Thanks. It was still free when I arrived.

  6. Working at the post office and 10-12 hours a day 6 days a week, I know all about being on my feet. My advice invest in some really good shoes that have lots of cushion on the bottoms, and replace them every 3-6 months depending on how fast they wear out. If there isn't enough cushion for the souls of your feet, it will wear you out. My favorites right now are K_Swiss, TUBES. I have had this pair for 7 months now, and they are just starting to wear out where I can tell there isn't as much cushion in them. It makes a difference in how your whole body feels at the end of the day and how tired you feel too. Good luck in finding your magic pair of shoes.

  7. Anonymous9:30 PM EDT

    Please post the M&M saying . It was too fuzzy to read. I would like to do it for my Florida quilt group . Peppermint lotion is good for tired tootsies. Suzanne from Maine

  8. Bonnie, are you using audio books or reading them? I was just curious what equipment you are using for these books. I've been shopping around and would like to know what you are using and are you happy with it? Kelly Wenhold kelly@bucksrealtor.com

  9. My advice on tired legs/feet (pharmacist for 30 yrs) is compression stockings. I get Allegra sheer knee-high stockings in the 18-20 mmHg range from Brightlifedirect.com, but you might get by with the 8-15's. Put that with the right shoes, and it can make all the difference in the world.

    Best wishes!


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