Friday, November 12, 2010

Planet iPad Daily Free Book Alert, Friday, November 12: Get Hooked on the 1st Novel in Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone Mystery Series ... plus ... plus Key Lime Blues, the latest from The Storm Killer author Mike Jastrzebski (Today's Sponsor)

There are thousands of free iPad compatible books in the Kindle Store, but only a relative few manage to hit the sweet spot with Planet iPad readers so that they rise to the top of the listings. Today we will play a hunch and share the debut novel in Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone Series....

But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor

For some people working in the family business means suits, power lunches, and afternoon meetings. For Wes Darling it was guns, lies, and dead bodies.  

by Mike Jastrzebski
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)  
Text-to-Speech:  Enabled

Yesterday we had the pleasure of introducing Mike's earlier novel, The Storm Killer, to  readers with this commentary:  We've been lucky enough to be able to share some great stuff with you here and I've let you know what we liked. But we've also been aware -- not to put fine a point on the analogy since fiction cannot be rated in the linear way that one rates a performance, say, on the balance beam -- that I wanted to save the 10s, because I knew The Storm Killer was coming. If a novel could be a 10, I'd say The Storm Killer is a  10. It is a wonderfully ambitious historical novel, and the author, Mike Jastrzebski, delivers on its potential in every way, with every sense, and with an astonishing ability to create, or perhaps recreate, the times and places and characters in this work of fiction. 

So today we're happy to step up to his sponsoring novel, Key Lime Blues. It comes at reality from a very different angle, but Mike's gifts as a novelist are equally in evidence. 

Here's the setup:

For some people working in the family business means suits, power lunches, and afternoon meetings. For Wes Darling it was guns, lies, and dead bodies.  

The Darling Detective Agency was founded in 1876 by Aaron ‘Dusty’ Darling. Now Wes’s chain smoking, stressed out mother is grooming Wes to take over. How does he handle his mother’s demands? He heads to Key West, moves onto a sailboat, and takes a job tending bar at a little joint called Dirty Alvin’s.  

Life is carefree until his mother’s lover, a man who mentored Wes for years, is murdered on a Key West Beach. Reluctantly, Wes is drawn into a spinning web of murder, sex and deceit. First there are his mother’s pleas for help. Throw in a six-foot-tall red-headed stripper, a retired mobster who acts like it’s the 1940’s, a pair of dim-witted hit men, a phobic psychic named Elvis, a small fortune in stolen diamonds, and what do you have? Mayhem in Key West.

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And now, meet Ivy Malone, a crime fighter with great curiosity 
and a knack for going unnoticed.

Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery Series #1)
by Lorena McCourtney
4.5 out of 5 stars -17 Reviews
Kindle Price:     $0.00 - Text-to-Speech: Enabled 

 "I laughed out loud. McCourtney's charming mystery debuts a voice both enchanting and startling."-Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace


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