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  1. Thank you for the write up. I'm almost afraid to go back to them. As I say I have vague memories of reading the books. I don't think we had access to many of them back then ( I can't even remember which ones I read) but I do remember really liking them at the time. I've checked and some are available on the Kindle UK store.
  2. I came to a realization in the last couple of years that I'm really into crime fiction, particularly mysteries, and it's not a new thing for me. I have memories of reading some poirot in my early teens and a series called the Three Investigators which I guess is like the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew but not as well known(?). Rarely see anyone mention it. For the longest time I thought scifi and fantasy was the only thing I was into. I must have blotted those early books from memory for whatever reason. I've been correcting it recently but it doesn't help the TBR pile especially with so many mystery series being multiple books long. Of the series mentioned here I can wholeheartedly recommend the Gamache series by Louise Penny and the Falco series by Lindsey Davis. I'm multiple books into both series and they are up there with other favourite series in fiction like the Vorkosigan saga. Esteemed company. Gamache is fantastic. Really atmospheric and evocative with some fantastic characters. It's this mix of cosy atmosphere with obviously much darker undertones. I want to live in Three Pines and I want to be friends with Gamache and co. Likewise the Falco series does for ancient Rome what the Gamache series does for Montreal and its surrounding areas. Really good at transporting you to a different time and place. I have also read the first book in the Cadfael series and thought that was a strong opening book in the series. I intend to get back to it someday. A recurring problem following all these different series People were looking for something set in Australia and Peter Temple's books fit the bill. I have only read the first book in his Jack Irish series but that was enough to convince me to get the rest of them. He's an acclaimed writer but not as well known as some think he should be. Sadly passed away in 2018.
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    Amazing Book Deals: The Third

    The Crippled God by Steven Erikson is 99p on the UK Kindle store.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Foundryside is 99p on the Kindle UK store
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Midnight Tides is now 99p on the Kindle UK store
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    There's a bunch of omnibus editions of books at very reasonable price points on the Kindle UK store that I'm getting in my email alerts. Tales of the Ketty Jay: Retribution Falls, The Black Lung Captain, The Iron Jackal, The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding for £3.99 The Complete Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden, The Green Pearl, Madouc by Jack Vance for £3.99 The Braided Path: The Weavers Of Saramyr, The Skein Of Lament, The Ascendancy Veil by Chris Wooding for £3.99 The Northland Trilogy: Stone Spring, Bronze Summer, Iron Winter by Stephen Baxter for £3.99 Destiny's Children: Coalescent, Exultant, Transcendent, Resplendent by Stephen Baxter for £3.99 Alternate Histories (The Time's Tapestry series: Emperor, Conqueror, Navigator and Weaver plus the Northland Trilogy listed above) by Stephen Baxter for £3.99. 7 books in total. Behemoth: Silverhair, Longtusk, Icebones by Stephen Baxter for £3.99 A Memory of Flames Complete eBook Collection. This is all ten books by Stephen Deas in this setting for £3.99 The Thursday Next Collection 1-3: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots for £3.99 non-SFF: JAMES LEE BURKE – THE ROBICHEAUX COLLECTION. This appears to be the first 18 books (out of 21 in the series) for £3.99 10 Great Rebus Novels for £3.99. Again the first 10 books in the series it seems.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    That's because the previous Malazan books were already on sale earlier in the year. I bought Deadhouse Gates in March, Memories of Ice in April and House of Chains this month. I think Gardens of the Moon was February but I had already bought the kindle version of it. I normally go through the monthly deals at the start of each month and have noticed this pattern with a few different series. They'll put successive books on sale each month. That's how I got all of Rankin's Rebus novels for 99p over the course of last year. I wouldn't be surprised if Midnight Tides is the book on sale in June.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    ^ The First Law trilogy and all the standalone books are included in a new christmas sale on Amazon UK that runs through to the 3rd of January I think. I double-dipped on them all. Couldn't help it at that price. I'll also add there's a load of others as well including a fair chunk of Brandon Sanderson's books. Oh and American Gods is also 99p