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Today’s Gold Box at Amazon is with “up to 35% on Rosetta Stone Language-Learning Software”.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805 ($1.99), by Richard Zacks.

Book Description
A real-life thriller from acclaimed historian and author of The Pirate Hunter, Richard Zacks-the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees in an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out in 1805 on a secret mission to over-throw the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, but at the last moment he grew wary of ‘intermeddling’ in a foreign government, and Eaton set off without proper national support.

Today’s Kindle Romance Daily Deal is Night Visitor ($1.99), by Melanie Jackson, who also has a book in the current $1 Kindle Book deal from AmazonLocal.

Book Description
All Scots know of the brave piper who gave his life so long ago. Malcolm “the piper” calls to Tafaline so insistently, across the winds of night and time…and looking into her heart, Taffy knows there is naught to do but go to him.

Today’s Kindle SciFi/Fantasy Daily Deal is A Suspension of Mercy ($1.99), by Patricia Highsmith.

Book Description
A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist.

Alicia Bartleby was right – she had died at least 20 times in her husband’s imagination. But then Sydney was a thriller script-writer after all. When she takes an extended trip to Brighton without getting in touch with anyone, Sydney goes through the motions of being a wife-killer.

About the Author
With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley, more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her career, Highsmith brought a keen literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic mind to more than thirty works of fiction, unparalleled in their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she delighted in creating true sociopaths in the guise of the everyday man or woman. Now, one of her finest works is again in print: A Suspension of Mercy, a masterpiece of noir fantasy. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling psychological forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away ($1.56 / £0.99 UK), by Christie Watson, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $3.49).

Book Description
Winner of the 2011 Costa First Novel Award

When their mother catches their father with another woman, twelve year-old Blessing and her fourteen-year-old brother, Ezikiel, are forced to leave their comfortable home in Lagos for a village in the Niger Delta, to live with their mother’s family. Without running water or electricity, Warri is at first a nightmare for Blessing. Her mother is gone all day and works suspiciously late into the night to pay the children’s school fees. Her brother, once a promising student, seems to be falling increasingly under the influence of the local group of violent teenage boys calling themselves Freedom Fighters. Her grandfather, a kind if misguided man, is trying on Islam as his new religion of choice, and is even considering the possibility of bringing in a second wife.

But Blessing’s grandmother, wise and practical, soon becomes a beloved mentor, teaching Blessing the ways of the midwife in rural Nigeria. Blessing is exposed to the horrors of genital mutilation and the devastation wrought on the environment by British and American oil companies. As Warri comes to feel like home, Blessing becomes increasingly aware of the threats to its safety, both from its unshakable but dangerous traditions and the relentless carelessness of the modern world. Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away is the witty and beautifully written story of one family’s attempt to survive a new life they could never have imagined, struggling to find a deeper sense of identity along the way.

Dying to Read ($1.99 Kindle, B&N), the first novel in The Cate Kinkaid Files by Lorena McCourtney, is the Nook Daily Find, price matched on Kindle.

Book Description
Cate Kinkaid is just dipping her toe into the world of private investigating until one of the many résumés she has floating around lands her a real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

Readers will be hooked from the very first chapter of this fast-paced and witty romantic mystery from bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is The Many Lives of Lilith Lane ($1.98), by E.V. Anderson, which was originally released as a Kindle Serial

Book Description
Seventeen-year-old Lilith Lane has a hunk of a boyfriend, a wicked tongue, and a talent for solving the mysteries that pop up in her small home town of Mirabalis. But when her little sister goes missing in the middle of the night, both Lilith’s detective skills and her recall of sophomore year physics are put to the ultimate test.

To save her sister, Lilith must race against the clock with the help of Dr. Hammer, a mad scientist who pushes Lilith off the edge – literally – of his reality-bending skyscraper. Lilith’s world is turned upside down by her sister’s disappearance, and a skyscraper that is also a portal to a parallel universe suddenly doesn’t seem that surreal. With Dr. Hammer’s help, Lilith must put her girl detective skills to the test and try to save her sister.

A dashing snail expert, a scheming beauty queen, and the heir to a great advertising fortune are just a few of the unforgettable characters who round out the cast in this rollicking tale of love, loyalty, and multiple Earths.

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