Jill’s Saturday Kindle Bargains

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The Madness of Grief by The Reverend Richard Coles

Whether it is pastoral care for the bereaved, discussions about the afterlife, or being called out to perform the last rites, death is part of the Reverend Richard Coles’s life and work. But when his partner the Reverend David Coles died, shortly before Christmas in 2019, much about death took Coles by surprise. For one thing, David’s death at the early age of forty-three was unexpected.

The man that so often assists others to examine life’s moral questions now found himself in need of help. He began to look to others for guidance to steer him through his grief. The flock was leading the shepherd. Much about grief surprised him: the volume of ‘sadmin’ you have to do when someone dies, how much harder it is travelling for work alone, even the pain of typing a text message to your partner – then realising you are alone.


A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders (Hawthorne and Horowitz) by [Anthony Horowitz]

A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz

‘I couldn’t see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.

There has never been a murder on Alderney.

It’s a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him.

Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour.

The visiting authors – including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef – seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets.

When the festival’s wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn’t have to look too far for suspects.

There’s no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there’s about to be a second death…


A Man With One of Those Faces (The Dublin Trilogy Book 1) by [Caimh McDonnell]

A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell

The first time somebody tried to kill him was an accident. 

The second time was deliberate. 

Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history . . . 

. . . or else they’ll be history. 


Hidden Secrets at the Little Village Church: An absolutely unputdownable feel-good read by [Tracy Rees]

Hidden Secrets at the Little Village Church by Tracy Rees

‘This may just have saved my life…’ The hurried scribble in the dusty visitors’ book catches Gwen’s eye. Just like that, she is drawn into a mystery at the heart of the pretty village of Hopley…

When a family tragedy strikes, Gwen Stanley finds herself suddenly heartbroken and alone. With nowhere to turn, she retreats to her Aunt Mary’s house in Hopley, a crumbling little village deep in the heart of the English countryside. Wandering the winding lanes and daydreaming about what could have been, Gwen feels lost for the first time in her life.

Until one day she pushes through the creaking doors of a tiny stone church at the edge of the village, empty and forgotten by nearly everyone. There she stumbles on a book full of local secrets and is drawn into unravelling an old mystery at the heart of the close-knit community.

When Gwen encounters handsome local artist Jarvis, she instantly feels a connection. She shares the book of secrets with him and together they go in search of a woman who could be key to solving the mystery – and to helping them save the little village church.

But just as Gwen begins to fall for Jarvis, she discovers something unexpected about his past. Can she really trust him? And will the mystery surrounding the book of secrets draw them together – or break Gwen’s fragile heart?


The Liar's Dictionary: A winner of the 2021 Betty Trask Awards by [Eley Williams]

The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams

Swansby’s New Encyclopaedic Dictionary is riddled with fictitious entries known as mountweazels penned by Peter Winceworth, a man wishing to make his lasting mark back in 1899. It’s up to young intern Mallory to uncover these mountweazels before the dictionary can be digitised for modern readers.

Lost in Winceworth’s imagination – a world full of meaningless words – will Mallory finally discover the secret to living a meaningful life?


These choices are just the books that I’d be tempted by rather than just any books that are on offer.

The price quoted is that given at time of posting, please always check before buying as some prices can change quickly.

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