by Cathy Macleod at Booktaste
GOOD reads, best fiction and a good ebook browse . . . the Booktaste winter/summer annual sale points the way to what to read next on the device of your choice.
Does Booktaste have the best ebooks? Sample and decide for yourself. The cut prices are listed below. A click on any of these titles at www.booktaste.com brings it to your screen. Top fiction is a personal preference. Not all readers agree on bestseller ranks.
According to this week's statistics, crime fiction remains the most popular genre, yet even within crime fiction there is a multiple of categories. Adventure ebooks, romance titles and children's follow close on the crime fiction mass.
Here at Booktaste, our permanent catalogue is small but select, and it is limited to the talented authors we regularly feature. They are Ann Morven (crime fiction), John Ivor (adventure/romance), Bryce McBryce (funny) and Charles Bryce (children's and memoir).
From time to time we introduce a new discovery or a top seller in the world market. We joyously spread the word about self-published titles of particular merit. And we also bring news and views on books in general and ebooks especially.
Good reads have never been more plentiful on Planet Earth. We link you to them every week. Below is our own offering, at discount until until 31 July.
The Seventh Petal, $3.49. In a creepy Scottish castle the murders come one by one.
Murder Piping Hot, $3.49. Crazed killer at large, bumbling amateur in pursuit.
The Killing of Hamlet, $3.50. Shakespeare experts squabble while murder stalks an English village.
The Right Royal Bastard, $3.99. An Australian Aborigine claims legitimate right to inherit British throne.
Run Maggie Run, $1.99. Sentenced to death at age 9. This is page-turning historical fiction.
Eden's Deadly Shore, $1.99. A teenager challenges despotic rule in an 1830s British colony.
No Kiss For A Killer, $1.49. A skilled swordsman's thorny romance.
Amateur Rebel, $1.49. Impossible odds against murderous magistrates.
Captain Striver, $1.99. Pretend autobiography. How one man changed the southern hemisphere.
Java's Dream, $0.99. Before history, a reluctant cannibal defies his tribe.
Wee Charlie's World, $3.50. Funny and nostalgic in the twilight of the Raj.
Mousedeer, $1.99. A read-aloud favourite for 2000 years.
Happy reading! from Cathy Macleod, www.booktaste.com, week ending 22 July 2011.