Today’s bargain Kindle offers – happy reading!
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Today’s Big Deal – The 6 Brighton Mysteries by Elly Griffiths
The Midnight Hour by Elly Griffiths
When theatrical impresario Bert Billington is found dead in his retirement home, no one suspects foul play. But when the postmortem reveals that he was poisoned, suspicion falls on his wife, eccentric ex-Music Hall star Verity Malone.
Frustrated by the police response to Bert’s death and determined to prove her innocence, Verity calls in private detective duo Emma Holmes and Sam Collins. This is their first real case, but as luck would have it they have a friend on the inside: Max Mephisto is filming a remake of Dracula, starring Seth Billington, Bert’s son. But when they question Max, they feel he isn’t telling them the whole story.
Emma and Sam must vie with the police to untangle the case and bring the killer to justice. They’re sure the answers must lie in Bert’s dark past and in the glamorous, occasionally deadly, days of Music Hall. But the closer they get to the truth, the more danger they find themselves in…
The Distant Shores by Santa Montefiore
Margot Hart travels to Ireland to write a biography of the famous Deverill family. She knows she must speak to the current Lord Deverill – JP – if she is to uncover the secrets of the past. A notorious recluse, JP won’t be an easy man to crack. But Margot is determined – and she is not a woman who is easily put off.
What she never expected was to form a close bond with JP and be drawn into his family disputes. Shouldering the blame for running up debts that forced him to sell the family castle, JP is isolated and vulnerable. With help from his handsome son Colm, it seems as though Margot might be the only one who can restore JP’s fortunes.
Will the family ever succeed in healing rifts that have been centuries in the making?
Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell
The perfect man; the wrong time – what happens next?
When Clemency meets Sam on a flight, the connection between them sizzles. By the time the plane lands, Clemency’s fallen for him, hard. And she thinks it’s mutual. But then Sam can’t seem to get away fast enough. Was it all wishful thinking? Yet it seemed so real.
Three years later, Clemency is happily single in sun-soaked Cornwall. She’s stunned to encounter Sam again. He’s as kind and attractive as ever – but now he’s with someone. Someone Clemency knows only too well. He’s strictly out of bounds.
Roping in her friend Ronan to help hide her true feelings, Clemency finds herself tangled in secrets and crossed wires. What’s really going on with Sam? Why can’t she get over him – and what’s stopping him speaking out? Surely love will find a way . . .
As the sunshine warms the sand and the turquoise sea sparkles, one thing is clear: when it’s love, there’s nowhere to hide. And secrets have a way of coming out.
The Gold Letter by Lena Manta
After years spent in Germany struggling to come to terms with a dispirited and abusive past, Fenia Karapanos has returned to her roots in Greece. Her estranged grandfather has bequeathed her his villa in Athens, a gesture she assumes is reparation for having disowned her late mother. After taking in a grateful Syrian refugee to help her restore the property—and her life—Fenia discovers a collection of love letters hidden under the floorboards, reaching back nearly a century. In each one, Fenia unfolds another piece of her broken family history.
But it’s Fenia’s solicitous cousin, Melpo, who offers more to the story than Fenia can imagine. Melpo shares everything she knows—about Fenia’s grandmother and mother, their elusive and heartbreaking searches for happiness, and two families linked across decades by betrayal, secrets, abandonment, and forbidden love. It upends everything Fenia believed was true about her family. But it could also draw her closer to finding self-fulfillment—and a place to call home.
Half in Shadow by Gemma Liviero
1915. In German-occupied Belgium, a tragic loss forces Josephine Descharmes to navigate dangerous new territory. By day it’s compliance, serving German officers at the Hotel Métropole. By night it’s resistance, working with her brothers underground to help Allied soldiers and civilians cross the border into Holland. Both paths put her and her family at great risk.
As Josephine struggles to keep her family safe, Arthur, a grief-stricken English soldier trapped behind enemy lines, finds purpose and hope with Josephine and her work. Meanwhile, Franz, a German officer remorseful for the casualties of war, offers her protection and opportunity. These two men from opposing sides will open her heart and test her loyalties.
Amid the sorrows of war and threats of mortal danger and betrayal, Josephine must steer her own fate. In a country deprived of freedom, she will make an impossible choice—one that will forever impact the family she cherishes and the man she loves.
These choices are just the books that I’d be tempted by rather than just any books that are on offer.
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