Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich is $1.99. This is the sixteenth (wow!) book in the Stephanie Plum series. Jersey Girl, Stephanie Plum, is up to her usual bounty hunting shenanigans, with the usual cast of characters, though some readers thought the series is too much like the Energizer Bunny – it just keeps going and going and going. A cpuple of the other books are also on sale for the $1.99 price, Fearless Fourteen and Twelve Sharp.
Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .
Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.
Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.
Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.
Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.
Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.
The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky–the only question is . . . with whom?
“A” is for Alibi by Sue Grafton is $1.99. This is the start of Grafton's long-standing, popular Kinsey Millhone mystery series. Readers loved the heroine and her knack for solving crimes, while some felt Kinsey came across a little harsh. The second book, B is for Burglar, is also on sale. Perfect for if you want to get your feet wet with a new series.
A IS FOR AVENGER
A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes.
A IS FOR ACCUSED
That's why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she's out on parole and needs Kinsey's help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki's bad name won't be easy.
A IS FOR ALIBI
If there's one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer–and sharper–than she imagined.
No Escape by Mary Burton is $2.99 and is the first book in her Texas Rangers series. Readers loved the thriller aspect, with a psychologist heroine while staying ahead of a serial killer's apprentice. However, some felt the romance aspect took a backseat to the action. It has a 3.8-star rating on GR. Have you read this one?
He Was Taught How To Kill
Even behind bars, serial killer Harvey Day Smith exudes menace. Psychologist Jolene Granger has agreed to hear his dying confession, vowing not to let the monster inside her head. And Harvey has secrets to share—about bodies that were never found, and about the apprentice who is continuing his grisly work…
And Now He’ll Teach Them
He buries his victims alive the way his mentor Harvey did, relishing their final screams as the earth rains down. And as one last gift to the only father he knew, he’ll make the most perfect kill of all.
How To Die
Everything about this investigation is unnerving Jo, from Harvey’s fascination with her to the fact that she’s working alongside Texas Ranger Brody Winchester, her ex-husband. Harvey’s protégé is growing bolder and more vicious every day. And soon the trail of shallow graves will lead them to the last place Jo expected, and to the most terrifying truth of all…
Blind Spot by Nancy Bush is 99c! This romantic suspense pairs together a psychologist and a former homicide detective. Readers loved the detail Bush puts into her writing, though some found the romance a little unbelievable between the heroine and hero given their rocky working relationship.
WHAT YOU DON'T SEE. . .
The crime scene at an Oregon rest stop is brutal beyond belief–a young man's lifeless body cut to ribbons, and his pregnant girlfriend left alive but comatose…
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW. . .
Psychologist Claire Norris is assigned to treat the survivor at a private mental hospital. But there are no clues to the identity of the catatonic “Jane Doe.” A difficult job only becomes more complicated with the arrival of ex-homicide detective Langdon Stone, who questions Claire's every move.
CAN KILL YOU
Reluctantly working together, Claire and Lang begin to unravel the chilling truth about a twisted case–one with ties to a killer who is right in their midst, eager to see a mission of evil through to its terrifying end. . .