FREE Kindle Mystery Books (& Very Cheap Kindle Mystery Books)

Last month, Julia wrote me a letter to let me know about six Phoebe Atwood Taylor mysteries that are now available in Kindle format. This is great news for those of us who love the more “classic” Cozy Mystery books. This is also great news for those who simply enjoy reading good Cozy Mystery books.

On top of the news that they are making more and more authors available in e-book format, is the fact that all of these Phoebe Atwood Taylor books cost only $4.99. It sounds like a win-win to me!

Thank you, Julia, for making me aware of this.

I have also added several more authors to this list of FREE Kindle Mystery Books (and Very Cheap Kindle Mystery Books). I have tried to put some “order” into this entry, so that you can see the names of the authors, their series, and then the FREE or Cheap Kindle mystery books that are being offered. Of course, I have started with Julia’s Phoebe Atwood Taylor, but from there I have listed the authors alphabetically. As with all of the Kindle deals I become aware of, I don’t know for how long these prices will last.

Phoebe Atwood Taylor (aka Alice Tilton & Freeman Dana):
SEY MAYO MYSTERY Series:
The Cape Cod Mystery …………………………………..$4.99
Punch with Care……………………………………………$4.99
Diplomatic Corpse………………………………………..$4.99

Written as Alice Tilton:
LEONIDAS WITHERALL MYSTERY Series:
Beginning with a Bash…………………………………….$4.99
The Iron Clew……………………………………………….$4.99

Written as Freeman Dana:
Murder at the New York World’s Fair………………..$4.99

Also, there are some other Cozy Mystery authors who are now offering great Kindle deals:

M. C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney):
The Quiche of Death……………………………………….$2.99
(Previously known as Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death)

Stephanie Bond:
In Deep Voodoo……………………………………………FREE

Agatha Christie:
TUPPENCE AND TOMMY MYSTERIES:
The Secret Adversary…………………………………….FREE

HERCULE POIROT:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles………………………..FREE

Edie Claire:
LEIGH KOSLOW “NEVER” MYSTERY Series:
Never Buried…………………………………………………FREE
Never Sorry…………………………………………………$2.99
Never Preach Past Noon…………………………………$2.99
Never Kissed Goodnight………………………………….$2.99
Never Tease a Siamese…………………………………….$2.99
Never Con a Corgi…………………………………………..$3.99
Never Neck at Niagara (short story)………………….$0.99

Mary Daheim
HILLSIDE MANOR BED & BREAKFAST Series:
Legs Benedict………………………………………………..$0.99

Jerrilyn Farmer
MADELINE BEAN Series:
Sympathy for the Devil…………………………………..$4.49
Immaculate Reception…………………………………..$3.99
Dim Sum Dead………………………………………………$4.49
Mumbo Gumbo…………………………………………….$4.49
Perfect Sax…………………………………………………..$4.49

Anne George:
SOUTHERN SISTERS Series:
Murder on a Girls’ Night Out…………………………….$4.49
Murder on a Bad Hair Day……………………………….$4.49
Murder Runs in the Family………………………………$4.49
Murder Makes Waves……………………………………..$4.49
Murder Gets a Life………………………………………….$4.49
Murder Shoots the Bull
Murder Carries a Torch…………………………………..$4.49
Murder Boogies with Elvis……………………………….$4.49

Anna Katharine Green:
The Amelia Butterworth Mysteries…………………..$1.99
Includes all three of the mystery books in the series:
That Affair Next Door
Lost Man’s Lane
The Circular Study

Anna Katherine Green:
Collected Works of Anna Katharine Green (25 Books)….$1.99
Includes these books:
Agatha Webb
The Bronze Hand
The Chief Legatee
The Circular Study
Dark Hollow
A Difficult Problem
The Filigree Ball, Being a Full and True Account of the Solution of the Mystery Concerning the Jeffrey-Moore Affair
The Forsaken Inn, A Novel
The Golden Slipper, and other problems for Violet Strange
The Gray Madam
The Hermit Of ——— Street
The House in the Mist
The House of the Whispering Pines
Initials Only
The Leavenworth Case, A Lawyers Story
The Mayor’s Wife
Midnight In Beauchamp Row
The Mill Mystery
The Millionaire Baby
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
The Old Stone House and Other Stories
The Staircase at the Heart’s Delight
A Strange Disappearance
That Affair Next Door
The Woman in the Alcove

Anna Katherine Green:
The Detective Gryce Mysteries by Anna Katharine Green…..$1.99
Includes these mysteries:
The Leavenworth Case
A Strange Disappearance
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
The Sword of Damocles
Hand and Ring
That Affair Next Door
Lost Man’s Lane
The Circular Study
One of My Sons
The House of the Whispering Pines
Initials Only

Anna Katherine Green – rather than bundle her books (above) you can get them separately:
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow………………………FREE
The Forsaken Inn………………………………………….FREE
The House of the Whispering Pines…………………..FREE
That Affair Next Door…………………………………….FREE
The Leveanworth Case……………………………………FREE
The Mill Mystery……………………………………………FREE
The Golden Slipper…………………………………………FREE
The Mayor’s Wife……………………………………………FREE
The Millionaire Baby………………………………………FREE
The Amethyst Box………………………………………….FREE
The Filigree Ball Being a Full and True Account of the Solution of the Mystery Concerning the Jeffrey-Moore Affair………………….FREE
 A Strange Disappearance…………………………………FREE
Initials Only…………………………………………………..FREE
Room Number 3……………………………………………..FREE
The Woman in the Alcove…………………………………FREE
Agatha Webb………………………………………………….FREE
Lost Man’s Lane A Second Episode in the Life of Amelia Butterworth….FREE
Chief Legatee………………………………………………….FREE
The Doctor, His Wife, and the Clock……………………FREE
The House in the Mist………………………………………FREE
X Y Z A Detective Story……………………………………FREE
Dark Hollow……………………………………………………FREE
The Circular Study…………………………………………..FREE
The Staircase at the Heart’s Delight……………………..FREE
Cynthia Wakeham’s Money………………………………..FREE
Hand and Ring………………………………………………..FREE
One of My Sons……………………………………………….FREE
The Old Stone House and Other Stories……………….FREE
Three Thousand Dollars…………………………………..FREE
The Sword of Damocles A Story of New York Life….FREE
A Difficult Problem………………………………………….FREE
The Bronze Hand…………………………………………….FREE
Midnight In Beauchamp Row…………………………….FREE
The Hermit Of — Street…………………………………….FREE
The Gray Madam……………………………………………..FREE
An Ebenezer Gryce Mysteries Collection….$0.99   (Prime members FREE)

Georgette Heyer:
SUPERINTENDENT HANNASYDE MYSTERY Series:
Death in the Stocks……………………………………….$3.82
Behold, Here’s Poison!…………………………………..$3.82
They Found Him Dead…………………………………..$3.82
A Blunt Instrument………………………………………$3.82

INSPECTOR HEMINGWAY MYSTERY Series:
No Wind of Blame………………………………………$3.82
Envious Casca…………………………………………..$4.39
Duplicate Death…………………………………………$3.82
Detection Unlimited………………………………….$3.82

STAND ALONES:
Footsteps in the Dark………………………………$3.82
Why Shoot a Butler?………………………………..$2.99
The Unfinished Clue   ’34……………………………$4.39
Penhallow………………………………………………$3.82

Nancy Lynn Jarvis:
REGAN McHENRY REAL ESTATE MYSTERY Series:
The Death Contingency………………..$2.99 (FREE for Prime members)
Backyard Bones…………………………..$2.99 (FREE for Prime members)
Buying Murder……………………………$2.99 (FREE for Prime members)
The Widow’s Walk League……………..$2.99 (FREE for Prime members)

Jess Lourey:
MURDER BY MONTH MYSTERY Series:
September Fair……………………………………………….FREE

Mary Roberts Rinehart:
The Works of Mary Roberts Rinehart (27 Books)…..$0.99
Includes these books:
‘Isn’t That Just Like a Man!’
Affinities
The After House
The Amazing Interlude
Bab: A Sub-Deb
The Bat
The Breaking Point
The Case of Jennie Brice
The Circular Staircase
The Confession
Dangerous Days
K
Kings, Queens, and Pawns
Long Live the King!
Love Stories
The Man in Lower Ten
More Tish
A Poor Wise Man
Sight Unseen
The Street of Seven Stars
Tenting To-night
Tish
The Truce of God
When a Man Marries
Where There’s a Will
Why I Believe in Scouting for Girls
The Window at the White Cat

Mary Roberts Rinehart - rather than bundle her books (above) you can get them separately:
The Circular Staircase  (aka The Bat)………………FREE
The Man in Lower Ten…………………………………FREE
The Window at the White Cat………………………..FREE
Where There’s a Will……………………………………FREE
The Case of Jennie Brice………………………………FREE
The After House…………………………………………FREE
Dangerous Days………………………………………….FREE
The Bat……………………………………………………..FREE
Sight Unseen……………………………………………..FREE
The Breaking Point……………………………………..FREE
The Confession…………………………………………..FREE
When A Man Marries………………………………….FREE

Dorothy L. Sayers:
LORD PETER WIMSEY Series:
Whose Body?………………………………………………$0.99
Clouds of Witness………………………………………..$1.99

Michele Scott:
WINE LOVER’S NIKKI SANDS” MYSTERY Series:
A Perfectly Purloined Pinot  (Novella)……………..$0.99

Denise Swanson:
SCUMBLE RIVER MYSTERY Series:
Dead Blondes Tell No Tales   (Novella)………………$3.99

The Classic Mystery Collection (100+ books and stories) …..$2.99
Includes the following:
An Historical Mystery Honore De Balzac
The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan
The Baron’s Quarry Egerton Castle
Trent’s Last Case Edmund Clerihew Bentley
G. K. Chesterton:
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Was Thursday
Father Brown
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown
Riddle of the Sands Robert Erskine Childers
Agatha Christie:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Secret Adversary
Wilkie Collins:
The Dream Woman
The Haunted Hotel
The Moonstone
The Queen of Hearts
The Woman in White
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Charles Dickens
Arthur Conan Doyle:
The Mystery of Cloomber
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of the Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
His Last Bow
Anna Katharine Green:
Agatha Webb
Initials Only
The Millionaire Baby
The Mill Mystery
The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow
A Strange Disappearance
The Rome Express Arthur Griffiths
The Three Strangers Thomas Hardy
Elusive Isabel Jacques Futrelle
The Mystery of the Yellow Room Gaston Leroux
The Lodger Marie Belloc Lowndes
The Red House Mystery Alan Alexander Milne
Edgar Allan Poe:
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Purloined Letter
The Bittermeads Mystery Ernest Robertson Punshon
Mary Roberts Rinehart:
The Bat
The Circular Staircase
The Confession
Dangerous Days
The Man in Lower Ten
The Street of Seven Stars
Sax Rohmer:
Bat Wing
The Hand Of Fu-Manchu
The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu
The Golden Scorpion
The Darrow Enigma Melvin Linwood Severy
The Golf Course Mystery Chester K. Steele
The Pavilion on the Links Robert Louis Stevenson
Under the Andes Rex Stout

That’s a whole lot of mystery books! If you know of any great Kindle deals, please post a comment so that I can add them to this great, big list of Very CHEAP & FREE Kindle Mystery Books.

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Comments

  1. Danna, It is amazing how many books are avaiable on Kindle! I am going to have to save so that I can get one for myself.!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Linda, my daughter got the very stripped down version of the Kindle, and she is using it all of the time. It doesn’t have any bells or whistles, but it gets the reading job done!

  2. How wonderful for all Kindle owners! Alas, there are many of us who have Nooks! Now that would make my day. In the meantime, great article and good reading to all you Kindle readers — am quite envious!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Jackie, my guess is that if you look for the same books for your Nook, you will find they have the same prices.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Jackie, Sheila commented (below) that some of the books are the same price for the Nook. Happy reading!

  3. Thanks for the list. Several of those I’m not familiar with so it will be a great chance to try them. A few I can revisit.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Cindy, I went ahead and downloaded authors who I’m not familiar with, either. I just heard of Anna Katherine Green very recently, but from looking at her mysteries, she looks like she is someone I will probably enjoy. (I did see some people comment that the language of Green’s day (late 1800s/early 1900s) was quite different than today’s – but so was the language of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, etc. I figure, I’ll try them, and at these prices (free) I can always delete them if I don’t like them. (I also stocked up on P. G. Wodehouse.)

  4. Outstanding list – thanks so much! Home on vacation this week and too too hot to go anywhere or do anything. Waiting on the alleged ‘cool front’ !! So got my trusty Kindle, sweet iced tea, and remote at my side !!!

  5. Great Job Danna. I have a Nook and I did check the Barnes and Noble site. The Phoebe Atwood Taylor series is the same price as that for the Kindle.

  6. Great listings…..thanks so much!!!
    I do have a question about the author Anna Katherine Green….I noticed she is not listed in your Authors section…does that mean her novels are not considered “cozy”? I haven’t read any of her works so am unfamiliar with her….
    Thanks, again!!!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Cathy, since Anna Katherine Green wrote her mysteries in the late 1800s and early 1900s, I would guess that they will be Cozy. I haven’t read any of her books yet, so I’m not totally sure about that. I looked at the reviews people had posted while trying to find the links, and it sure looks like she wrote Cozy Mystery books to me. (But, that’s just a guess on my part.)

  7. With these ereaders, can a person delete ones they don’t want anymore or after they have read the book?

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Yes, Linda, you can delete the books from the Kindle. I don’t know if there is another way to do it, but I use the “Manage Your Kindle” button to delete the books when I am finished reading them. I just don’t see any reason to keep the books on my Kindle once I have read them, unless I plan to re-read them or lend them to my husband or daughter. (I still haven’t done that, but there are a few books that I think are worth lending out.)

      (The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom is one book that I plan to read several more times. It is a phenomenal non-fiction account of a concentration camp survivor (Christian) who was imprisoned because of her work in the resistance. If you’re ever feeling really down in the dumps, this book will put it all into perspective. It’s sort of like reading the view point of the people who helped Ann Frank’s family hide before they were discovered.)

      • I have that one too. It is the most heartbreaking but memorable book I’ve ever read. And it should be required reading for every student, to make them realize that “history” really happened to real people and such things should be remembered.

        • Danna - cozy mystery list :

          Donna, The Hiding Place is a book that truly impacted me. All the time I read it, and then once I finished it, I realized how insignificant my “little problems” are, and almost felt ashamed of myself for all of the complaining I do when I don’t feel so hot.

          I love your idea of students reading it!

      • Speaking of “The Hiding Place,” the Kindle version’s gone down a bit more to $4.99.

    • Hi linda, I don’t know which Kindle model you have, but on my DX if I go to Home and move down the list to the book I want to delete, then I can move the 5-way button to the left and get a message asking if I want to delete the book from the device and then press the button down. I would think the same would be true for any of the models with the 5-way button.

      To me one of the great features is you can delete a book from the device, yet it will always be accessible to reload from your account.

      And, I concur with you all that “The Hiding Place” [how do you do italics here?] is a poweful story. If I ever get the chance to visit that part of the world, I’d like to see her home which I understand has been preserved as a museum, like Anne Frank’s.

      • Danna - cozy mystery list :

        BB, I can certainly understand why Corrie ten Boom’s home is a museum. What an inspirational place that would be to visit.

        (I’m almost embarrassed to say that I don’t know what your comment submission form looks like! I can only see my form, which, of course, happens to have an italics symbol on it.)

  8. Leonidas Wetherall! I am so excited to see that name!! I was a kid back in the 80s and thought those were the funniest mysteries I’d ever read, even though they date from the 1930s, I think. Anyway, one day I went to the library to get another book featuring the kooky professor (if I remember correctly) but the librarian informed me that those old books had been tossed and I haven’t seen Leonidas since. So I am just thrilled that it is now available on Kindle! Hoping it’s as good as I remember. Thanks Danna, and to whoever suggested it.
    :-)

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Donna, I had never heard of Leonidas Wetherall until now. What a shame there are only two mysteries in thiis series. I wonder if you’ll think they are as funny now as you did back in the 1980s.

  9. Danna, I take your advice about Kindle books and then I find them for my Nook. It usually works.I mentioned to my daughter that I had Nooked a book and she liked the term. When I finish with a book, I send it to archives where I can retrieve if I want it. You have proposed different topics for discussion lately and I have a thought for one. Where can the line be drawn between police procedurals and police cozies or are they the same? Many authors write police procedural books that are almost cozies.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Regina, we can archive books on the Kindle, also. Most of the time I know I will never read the books again, though.

      I like your idea for an entry. I’ll be using it in the future.

  10. Danna, thank you so much for posting all these great cheapies and (especially) freebies. My Kindle is bursting at the seams, with more in my Amazon account to load. LOL I need to quit playing on the computer so much and get to reading more!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      BB, I took advantage of so many of these Kindle “cheapies and freebies” that I had to have my husband show me how to make folders on my Kindle. (I didn’t bother to read my Kindle’s owners’ manual to even see it was a possibility. I really should do that some time. I just don’t like to “waste my time” reading manuals when I could be reading a Cozy Mystery!)

  11. Danna, Good news! It looks like Kindle books well be cheaper soon because of this ruling on an Amazon lawsuit on publisher price fixing. http://artssarasota.com/2012-09-06/content/blogs/judge-rules-in-e-book-pricing-case/

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Kathryn, thank you so much for sending us this very interesting article. It will be interesting to see what happens down the road.

      • Well, Danna, today we started down that road. Amazon started dropping the price on many HarperCollins books. I hope to goodness they wait awhile on the other two publishers or I may have to declare bankruptcy! =:-O

        As for cozies, at one time this morning all the “Southern Sisters” books except for the first were $3.99 – yes, $3.99! The first was $1.99. Unfortunately, by the time I found out about them, the price had gone up to $4.49 on several, but I was still able to get a few for the lowest price and even the latter price on the others is much better than the original $7-something.

        As of ***this minute,*** here are the prices by title of Anne George’s beloved series:
        Murder on a Girls’ Night Out – $4.49
        Murder on a Bad Hair Day – $4.49
        Murder Runs in the Family – $4.49
        Murder Makes Waves – $4.49
        Murder Gets a Life – $3.99
        Murder Shoots the Bull – $3.99
        Murder Carries a Torch – $3.99
        Murder Boogies with Elvis – $4.49

        • Danna - cozy mystery list :

          Thanks, BB. I’ll go add Anne George’s Southern Sisters to this free or cheap Kindle mystery books list.

      • Oh, yeah, and “Just Desserts” by Mary Daheim is currently $0.99.

        Everyone should double-check the Kindle price before buying any of these since the price could change.

        • Danna - cozy mystery list :

          BB, thank you for telling me about Mary Daheim’s terrific Kindle price. I was late posting the addition to this free and cheap Kindle mystery book list, and Just Desserts is now full-priced, however, Daheim’s Kindle copy of Legs Benedict is now $0.99!

          (I just added it to the latest Kindle cheapies/freebies list.)

      • One more. “Immaculate Reception: A Madeline Bean Catering Mystery (Madeline Bean Mysteries)” by Jerrilyn Farmer is currently $3.99. *whew* Hopefully that is it for tonight!

        • Danna - cozy mystery list :

          BB, thank you for all of these cheap Kindle mystery books. I have just added all of Jerrilyn Farmer’s Madeline Bean mystery books that currently cost less than $5.00.

  12. Glad to know there are so many free or cheap kindle books. I was wondering if I splurged on a Kindle, if I’d be able to afford any books, lol. I’m glad to know so many are free because I am not really familiar with many authors and I am picky. I really have to look at the book to see if I want it so I’d be hesitant to buy ‘blind’.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Marion, you ought to check and see if your library is one of many that checks out Kindle books to their Kindle owners. My library offers them for three weeks at a time, the same as their books.

      • What a great idea! You and the others are an absolute fountain of information and suggestions that I never would even think to ask. It was a great day when I came across your site. Such a friendly community too! Thanks a lot.

        • Danna - cozy mystery list :

          Marion, be sure to call ;your library about them loaning out Kindle mysteries… and I guess it’s OK if they lend out books that aren’t mysteries…

    • You can get a free sample of most, if not all, Kindle books. I think it’s like the first chapter or so.

      Danna had an excellent suggestion about library electronic books. There are also free lending services – like trading regular books, except these can only be loaned once. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post links so I won’t, but you can probably Google it. Not all books are lendable, only the ones publishers allow to be so, but it’s nice we can share at least some.

      And, you can share books on the same account if you and your hubby each have a device.

      • Thanks for the excellent suggestions, BB.

      • Danna - cozy mystery list :

        BB, I think I’m going to use the Kindle free samples in the future. I have recently bought a few books that I considered real stinkers >>> I am pretty sure I would have not bought them had I tried the sample chapters.

  13. Progressive Dinner Deadly (A Myrtle Clover Mystery) by Elizabeth Spann Craig is currently free. Double-check before one-clicking, to ensure it still is before purchasing.

    • Well, if I could edit the above post to add more, I would. At any rate, several of Ruth Dudley Edwards have been reduced:
      Corridors of Death: A Robert Amiss/Baronness Jack Troutback Mystery – $0.99
      The Saint Valentine’s Day Murders: A Robert Amiss/Baronness Jack Troutback Mystery – $2.99
      Clubbed To Death: A Robert Amiss/Baronness Jack Troutback Mystery – $3.82
      Matricide at St. Martha’s: A Robert Amiss/Baronness Jack Troutback Mystery – $3.82
      Murder in a Cathedral: A Robert Amiss/Baronness Jack Troutback Mystery – $3.82

      Killing the Emperors is due out October 2.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Thank you, BB, for telling us about the Kindle version of Elizabeth Spann Craig’s Myrtle Clover Mystery (Progressive Dinner) being free right now.

  14. Found out about these today.

    * Death By A HoneyBee (Josiah Reynolds Mystery 1) – FREE 2010 Gold Medal Award for Women’s Lit from Reader’s Favorite and was a Finalist of the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books of 2011
    Josiah Reynolds is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers’ Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her beeyard, only to discover that the victim is her nemesis.

    The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect! Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in the lush Bluegrass horse country. Fighting an unknown enemy in the glamorous world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum mansions, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a land that keeps its secrets well.

    * Death By Drowning (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries) – $2.99 2011 Gold Medal Award for Best Mystery Sleuth and also was placed on the USA BOOK NEWS-Best Books of 2011

    * Death By Bridle (Josiah Reynolds Mystery 3) – $2.99

    * Death By Bourbon (Josiah Reynolds Mystery 4) – $2.99

    Not quite sure what to make of this series. Maybe a non-traditional cozy? Here is what the author says:
    This is not your typical mystery series. If you are looking for a mystery book where everything is neatly resolved by the last page, you should move on. This mystery series will break every rule for mystery writing to present something new in the field of mysteries. It is as much about a woman’s life as it is about a mystery. If you are tired of reading “formulated” cozy mysteries, then follow me into the rabbit hole. Enjoy the ride.

    Anyone read these?

  15. Currently, all of Lesley Cookman’s Libby Sarjeant series is 99¢ each:
    Murder in Steeple Martin (2006)
    Murder at The Laurels (2007)
    Murder in Midwinter (2007)
    Murder by the Sea (2008)
    Murder in Bloom (2009)
    Murder in the Green (2010)
    Murder Imperfect (2010)
    Murder to Music (2011)
    Murder at the Manor (2012)
    Murder by Magic (2012)

    For the price of many hardbacks, you get a whole series!

    Hope I’m not being a pest on this thread – just trying to share some of the “goodies” I find.

  16. Danna, Not a mystery book, but I know we share a favorite author, EF Benson, so just wanted to pass along. I just picked up a new e-book omnibus edition of the Mapp & Lucia series on Amazon for 99 cents. From the comments it looks like the formatting had issues before, but I’ve been perusing for a couple of days now and it seems to be good now. With a linked table of contents for each book/chapter and nice cover art. It includes all the M&L books and a short story. Not lots of bells & whistles but for 99 cents, it’s great and much better than some of the other e-book reproductions of Benson I’ve seen. It’s called Mapp and Lucia: The Complete Series.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Thank you so much, Joshua, for telling us about E. F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia: The Complete Series e-book. I’m going to go take a look at it right now. (I have bought most of the Kindle copies of the Lucia books, but I think one of them hadn’t been put into this format when I bought them.)

    • Thanks, Joshua! I love omnibuses (sp?) and have heard this series is very funny.

      • Danna - cozy mystery list :

        BB, E. F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia series is my very favorite series of all times. It is the one series that I know I will always return to, during different stages of my life. It is not a mystery series, but is a truly delightful read.

        • BB, I have a downright obsession with omnibuses, especially good hardcover editions if they are packaged in an attractive way. It’s a weird quirk, but I do.

          Danna, What do you think of the extensions on the series by Tom Holt and Guy Fraser-Sampson? I liked the Tom Holt books, esp Lucia in Wartime. I haven’t read either of the Sampson ones, but I hear his new one, Lucia on Holiday, is supposed to be quite funny.

          • Danna - cozy mystery list :

            Joshua, thank you so much for telling us about Guy Fraser-Sampsons’s Lucia novels. I didn’t know about them – but I’ll certainly look for them.

            I have both of Tom Holt’s novels, and I enjoyed them quite a lot.

            (By the way, did you know Tom Holt is Hazel Holt’s son? Interesting tid-bit…)

          • Joshua, good for you. You usually get more “bang for your buck” with omnibuses. Although, there have been instances with eBooks when I was able to obtain individual books on sale for less than omnibuses containing the same volumes.

            Also, while not a true omnibus, I collect Readers Digest Condensed and Select Books. I don’t understand some people disparaging them nowdays. Many contained best-sellers and even award-winners. And, they are handsome books.

        • Danna – I didn’t learn about the Holt connection until after I read his books and it all came full circle for me. I started reading Barbara Pym because of a suggestion based on my liking Benson (tho I think they’re very different but love them both). And then from Pym I started reading Hazel Holt. So realizing Tom was her son took it back to Benson. Which was surprising but very cool for me.

  17. A couple more current deals. Many of Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher books are reduced from $4.99 to 3.82.

    Also, even with the gaps and being out of order, this seems like a real bargain. There’s a bundle of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swenson series for $5.24:
    Apple Turnover Murder Bundle with Key Lime Pie Murder, Cherry Cheesecake Murder, Lemon Meringue Pie Murder and an EXTENDED excerpt of Devil’s Food Cake Murder. If I’m allowed to post a link, here it is
    Be sure and refer to Danna’s list here for the proper reading order on these.

    Aaaagghh! I’m spending way to much money on eBooks lately!

    • Danna - cozy mystery list :

      Thank you, BB, for telling us about even more Kindle cheap deals! And, Joanne Fluke happens to be on my list of TBR.

      • Two freebies today:

        The Chef Who Died Sauteing (Ariel Quigley Mystery and Cookbook Series) by Susan Smily

        Rashomon Gate (Akitada Mysteries) by I.J. Parker
        Ms. Parker has written/writes about Sugawara Akitada, an 11th Century Japanese sleuth. This is the second *chronological* book in the set, according to the author (was originally published first). To be honest, I don’t know if this series qualifies as “cozy,” but I’ve seen a number of folks comment elsewhere how these are really fascinating, well-written and researched novels.

  18. Several of Gillian Roberts’s Amanda Pepper series have been reduced to $3.82 (for now, anyway):
    I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia (1991)
    With Friends Like These (1993)
    How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1994)
    In the Dead of Summer (1995)
    The Mummers’ Curse (1996)

    The first two are presently still $4.99:
    Caught Dead in Philadelphia (1987) 1988 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
    Philly Stakes (1989) Finalist 1989 Agatha Award for Best Novel

    I think they are gradually Kindleizing this set so hopefully the remainder will available and reasonably priced soon.

  19. Thanks for doing this–I just got a Kindle and am enjoying getting some mysteries to read on it!!

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