Today only: 100 legacy mysteries for $0.99 each
Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is interesting:
It’s not only the Kindle Daily Deal, it’s the Gold Box Deal…Gold Box Deals usually aren’t Kindle items.
When I went to see which mysteries they were, I first checked for current, popular authors. That’s not what I saw (we’ll probably starting getting more of those in these sorts of deals when the Agency Model suit settles).
However, I also wasn’t seeing works by what might be called “nouveau authors”. Those would be authors who have only recently started having their books available for purchase, largely due to e-publishing.
These were older authors, although they may not be well-known.
I decided to go with “legacy” books…they are our legacy from the paper days, when they were first published.
Certainly, in some of these cases, they probably go back to pulp (not necessarily these specific works).
I like that term: “legacy books”, so I expect I’ll use it again in the future (although I’ll define it again…I know it bothers some people that I constantly define the terms I use, but I do that to accommodate people ho are encountering them for the first time, or who have forgotten).
A legacy book was originally published in paper (pulp, paperback, hardback) prior to 2005 (when e-books began to be really considered, although it was 2007 before the Kindle transformed the market).
The books in today’s deal s are all from a publisher called
I checked out that website: not every publisher/imprint has a curator! Here’s a short excerpt from that curator, Greg Shapard:
“A great story is a great story. Prologue has got some great stories for you—mysteries, thrillers, some dark, some comic; downbeat noir and frantic chases; subtle suspense and sophisticated tongue-in-cheek; some with wise-cracking detectives and scheming sexpots, some with average joes in a tight situation. These are stories that take you somewhere and take you quick. If you haven’t read these authors before, you’re in for a treat—a timeless treat.”
So, who do we have?
Fletcher Flora was published in the 1950s and 1960s, both with novels and in magazines. Flora wrote three books as Ellery Queen. but I think you’ll get a sense of these novels from the titles. :)
Whit Masterson/Wade Miller
Badge of Evil (This book was adapted for the Orson Welles movie, Touch of Evil)
William Campbell Gault
Vin Packer/Marijane Meaker/M.E. Kerr
Update: thanks to my readers wvstampman and adelaideb for comments which helped improve this post.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.