Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Planet iPad Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, January 5: Melanie Dickerson's The Healer's Apprentice and Lori Copeland's novella The Christmas Lamp top today's list of over 200 Kindle freebies! plus ...find out why some jobs are worth killing for in the short story collection Working Stiffs (Today's Sponsor)

Even the folks at Amazon are adjusting to the new year, but we're happy to see that since yesterday morning they are back at the important work of feeding the greatest readers in the world with two new additions to our 200+ Free Book Alert listings....

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

A collection of short stories praised by some of the best mystery writers in the genre, Working Stiffs nailed 9 straight 5-Star Reviews on Amazon and one grumpy “outlier” review.  We have to vote with the wiser majority on this one, especially since one of the stories won the coveted Anthony Award.
by Simon Wood
4.5 Stars  -  10 Reviews

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Here's the set-up:

The workplace is a dangerous place. The unscrupulous are primed and ready to take advantage of the innocent and naive. A slight indiscretion can cost the employee everything. A new position can turn a person into someone they are not. Those at the top can be toppled and those at the bottom can be crushed.

Until now, Vincent’s father has kept one side of the business a secret from his son. Vincent is about to learn the family business. 

On the most important day of his career, Sam’s world will unravel when he helps a woman in distress. 

Todd has failed in every job he's undertaken, but that changes when he backs into a drug dealer's car. Now he’s in hock with organized crime and can only get himself out from under if he works for them to pay off his debt. 

Kenneth Casper is ailing and so is his business empire. His shareholders circle like vultures. Casper pins all his hopes on a Peruvian shaman with a miracle cure. 

Working Stiffs...Some jobs are worth killing for. 

The book features My Father's Secret, which won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story. (Anthony Awards are presented at the Boucheron World Mystery Conference, held annually since 1986. Other winners:  Stieg Larsson, Lee Child, and Michael Connelly.)

What reviewers said:
Warning: This book is 100% adrenalin. Wood is pure gold.” --J.A. Konrath, author of Rusty Nail

“A virtual virtuoso of suspense - Simon Wood layers tension until you ache.” --Elaine Flinn, award winning author of The Molly Doyle Mysteries

“Consistently surprising and well-written, Working Stiffs proves Simon Wood is a criminal genius. We should all be glad he’s writing this stuff and not doing it.”— Cemetery Dance

“For a lover of short stories, this collection was a full meal. Wood changes voices, demographics and plot lines like a teen changes clothes for a first date. Each story is a strong sampling of humans at their most human told with the finesse that comes from experience and a love of the genre.”— Crime Spree

“Wood delivers the goods!”— Reviewing The Evidence

“His style will seem effortless to the reader and turn every writer green with envy.”— Hellnotes

“A virtual virtuoso of suspense—Simon Wood layers tension until you ache.”
— Elaine Flinn, award winning author of The Molly Doyle Mysteries

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