Special Offer: get one of 100 mysteries & thrillers for $1

Special Offer: get one of 100 mysteries & thrillers for $1

Here’s the latest Special Offer on books from Amazon.

First, a word on that. If you have a wi-fi capable Kindle (that seems to be the determining factor), you can turn Special Offers on, get the offer, and then just turn them off again if you want.

You do that at


then click on

Manage Your Devices

You’ll see a place to subscribe or unsubscribe. If you paid less for your Kindle because it has Special Offers, it costs you to unsubscribe. If you didn’t, it costs nothing to subscribe and then unsubscribe again.

Here’s the kicker on this one: the deadline to accept this offer is 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time), December 10, 2011 (Saturday). You have to click it on your Kindle by then.

You’ll then get an e-mail, and you’ll enter a code (you can copy and paste it from the e-mail). You must select your book by January 7, 2012 (Millard Fillmore’s birthday…but you knew that, right?). 😉

Here are some that stood out to me:

Brown’s Requiem
by James Ellroy

This is the first novel by the author of L.A. Confidential.

Savage Texas
by William W. Johnstone
categories: Western

Johnstone is a popular and prolific author.

The Siege of Trencher’s Farm
by Gordon Williams

The inspiration for the movie(s), Straw Dogs.

A Mortal Terror: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery (Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries)
by James R. Benn

I read and enjoyed the first in this series…reviewed it here. I think I’ll get this one.

Mila 18
by Leon Uris

Leon Uris is a bestselling novelist (Exodus, QB Vii, The Haj).

The Door Between
by Ellery Queen

The Last Detective: Introducing Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond (Peter Diamond Mystery)
by Peter Lovesey

I saw some other interesting ones…feel free to let me know what you got. 🙂

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.


4 Responses to “Special Offer: get one of 100 mysteries & thrillers for $1”

  1. Nancy Says:

    Hey Bufo,
    I was looking to turn on special offers but it says they’ll charge me to turn it off? So I hesitate to turn it on. I’ve got the kindle 3. Do you know if that charge would apply to me?
    Thank you,

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Nancy!

      If when you bought your K3, you paid a discounted price because it came with Special Offers, than you pay the difference if you opt out of them.

      If you paid full price when you got it, you can turn them on and off repeatedly with no charge.

  2. Clint Bradford Says:

    It was not clear that the price would be a “credit” on your receipt. (Maybe all of you already know this … ) I entered my received promo code, chose a book, but the page stated it was $8.99 still. All I could do is hit “Buy with 1 Click.” Got into a chat with Amazon, and was told to proceed. And I did – the receipt was sent to me with the charge and instant credit – zero cost for the title.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Clint!

      Yes, you’re right…I should have mentioned that. It always works that way…I’ve written about it before, but didn’t include the information this time. I’ll be careful to include it on the next special.

      It does say this in the details page:


      “This code will NOT increase your Amazon Promotional Code or Gift Card Balance but will be reflected in the net amount charged when you click to view your order details upon completion of your purchase. The actual discount you will receive with this code will vary, depending on the price of the eligible Kindle book you purchase.”

      I think that could be more explicit, though.

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