Yes, interesting!Trophywife007 said:Maybe the sources I've seen over the years are incorrect. Here's a link to an example:
It's just something I found interesting.
Either she is putting that one on sale regularly or it is sort of permanently marked down to that price. I bought it for $1.99 in January of this year. I now have books 1, 2, 3, 10, and 12 in my Kindle library and hope to fill in some of the gaps between 3 and 10! I'm okay with paying $7.99 for those books when I get there, but for some reason that one dollar difference at $8.99 irritates me and so I haven't gone past reading Book 3. They are not available at my library.Andra said:I show book 12 of the St Cyr mysteries (Where the Dead Lie) on sale for $1.99.
I wish they were lendable - I have all of them I think and I'd be willing to share...
Trophywife007 said:Thanks, Crebel. I've been looking for something and this looks like it will fit the bill.
... I'm in chapter 3 and enjoying very much. Thank you for this!
Thanks to Ann in Arlington, too; I picked that one up also but just was drawn to Crebel's rec. first.
Did the 2 of you keep reading these? I really have liked them, but have to say she continually, in every book, uses the phrase about someone getting "their just desserts" only it's always "just deserts". It throws me every time. Is there ever case where desert instead of dessert is correct??Andra said:I think the Lady Fan books were mentioned somewhere in here because I started reading them a while back. I really enjoyed them - especially the KU part
I've just started the 3rd one and am really enjoying the series. I've never thought of the deserts vs. desserts so I Googled it and you are correct, of course. How interesting that the phrase predates "desserts!" So, now I can be bothered by it as well.crebel said:Did the 2 of you keep reading these? I really have liked them, but have to say she continually, in every book, uses the phrase about someone getting "their just desserts" only it's always "just deserts". It throws me every time. Is there ever case where desert instead of dessert is correct??
I know we had a discussion one time about "to the manner/manor born" and both were correct, but I can't get past this one as anything but a consistently wrong spelling error.
I'm so sorry to read about your situation; frustrating indeed! We can only hope that the change in publisher/rise in prices means that the author is getting paid more for her work. I looked Sally Spencer up on OverDrive and only the last installment in that series is available and of course that doesn't help you at all. Meanwhile I appreciate the recommendation and intend to check out your Inspector Blackstone. Thank you!Linjeakel said:Anyone here read the Inspector Sam Blackstone mysteries? They're set in the late Victorian era, mostly in London, but in other parts of the world too and pretty good.
It's a ten book series and I've read the first six and enjoyed them. Then I went to get #7. Up to now they've been available in KU, but I've just discovered that the final four in the series have been released by a different publisher and not only are they not in KU, but the purchase price is more than three times the price of the earlier books.
I'm really frustrated (actually more than frustrated but KB won't let me use that word!). I want to read the rest of the series but I somehow feel more cheated by this than if I'd had to buy them from the start. At least then I could have made the decision not to begin and not get invested. /rant
Apparently I purchased the first one almost 5 years ago .... still in the TBR queue.Linjeakel said:Anyone here read the Inspector Sam Blackstone mysteries? They're set in the late Victorian era, mostly in London, but in other parts of the world too and pretty good.