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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. :eek: :mad:

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
I hate that. Like you said, if you know ahead of time, its different than when you get to the next and then wham.
I've not read that series. Are they not in library at all either? I'll have to check.

eta: Never mind. It says the new ones starting at #7 are published by "Severn House" never heard of them and are not in libraries. Not gonna pay that much so probably won't start the series for the reason you are not peeved off. I mean I never consider KU free, I pay for it. But a series I much prefer to either be all in, or at least affordable if some are not. $8.79 for each bites. They are pretty short at around 200 pages for the 10th and it says published 2013. So yeah, nope.
 

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Trophywife007 said:
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. :eek:
On the bright side, the last book currently, #6, The Fateful Marriage, is IMHO, the best story so far! Hope we don't have to wait too long for #7.
 

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Ann in Arlington said:
Apparently I purchased the first one almost 5 years ago .... still in the TBR queue. ::)
Yeah, I find that happens a lot. Way back in the mists of time, when I first got a Kindle and the unread books started to stack up, I promised myself I would read them in loosely the order I bought them. That lasted .... oh, about five minutes I think. :-[
 

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Linjeakel said:
Yeah, I find that happens a lot. Way back in the mists of time, when I first got a Kindle and the unread books started to stack up, I promised myself I would read them in loosely the order I bought them. That lasted .... oh, about five minutes I think. :-[
;D

Me, too.

I find I jump around but am probably MORE likely to choose a more recent acquisition than an older one. Oh well! I read what I like and like what I read (or I don't read it.) :D
 

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Atunah said:
I am guessing this was done by the publisher for the american audience. I can imagine that being annoying to you. Pavement doesn't really describe a sidewalk in american english. Its more generic for paved things, not just sidewalks. So maybe they were trying to keep confusion at bay. I actually wouldn't mind it being in english instead of american. There are books I read that are written by authors from across the pond and if there is something I am not familiar with, I look it up. I do it all the time. So next time I read it I know.

I am probably too inside the St. Cyr stories to recall really what words were americanized.

I am curious though if that was done originally by the author, or changed by the editor/publisher later.
The St. Cyr series is on my TBR list!

As an American who has lived in the UK, I have a number of editions from both the US and UK of various books, and sometimes there are deliberate anachronistic changes of wording for an American audience (it's rarely done in reverse for the smaller UK/Commonwealth market). I admit that irritates me, as if Americans somehow can't cope. I always feel badly for self-published British authors who are harangued for typos in their works, when they're simply using UK spellings.
 

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Trophywife007 said:
And now for my 3rd post in a row, which is a record for me, I've just notice new installments for two series I am reading: Lady Sherlock #5, Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas and Verity Kent #4, A Pretty Deceit by Anna Lee Huber. Apologies: linkmaker could not find them but they are available on my OverDrive and hopefully yours, as well, since they are quite pricey.
I had an email from Amazon this morning for $5 off select books from my wish list. When I checked, there were only 2 books which qualified. One was something DH had added, the other was the latest Lady Sherlock #5 you mentioned. Guess which one is now happily residing on my Kindle for only $6.99! ;D ;)
 

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I confess I didn't read all 8342 current posts so I may be way off base or have missed something. Anyway, I like a good mystery and I like history. I prefer WWII era most, then WWI era, then late 1800's and other first 2/3's 1900's and last any other period. I'll gradually make my way through all the posts and see what jewels and nuggets I find.
 

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The first Sebastian St Cyr book What Angels Fear is $1.99 at posting. Most of you probably already know this: Beware - it's easy to get addicted to this series and it's a long one, typically with higher prices.

 

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Andra said:
The first Sebastian St Cyr book What Angels Fear is $1.99 at posting. Most of you probably already know this: Beware - it's easy to get addicted to this series and it's a long one, typically with higher prices.

Yes! Start it at your own peril! :D

That said, all the books are worth it, even at higher prices. And, in the US at least, may be available via your local library.
 

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Andra said:
The first Sebastian St Cyr book What Angels Fear is $1.99 at posting. Most of you probably already know this: Beware - it's easy to get addicted to this series and it's a long one, typically with higher prices.
I got an email saying one of C.S. Harris' books was on offer and I went looking eagerly hoping for it to be one of the ones I don't yet have, only to discover it was book 1. :'(

My next book to read is #7 which I already have but I'm on the lookout for price drops for 8 or 9 or anything after 13. I have bought some of them at full price as I didn't want to wait, but really I need to exercise patience (not my strongest virtue!).
 

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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. :eek: :mad:

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
Thank you for this recommendation! I just started the first one because I needed something while I waited for my husband at an appointment and was hooked immediately... there are some typos but I can definitely overlook that. Only the last one was on my OverDrive library so I'll have to think about #7, 8, and 9 when I get there. I suppose it's only right that the author should make something off my habit! Thanks again for this!
 

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Andra said:
Book 10 in the St Cyr series, Who Buries the Dead is $1.99 at posting

If you're in the UK it's also on sale at £1.49. Sadly, I already have books 10 to 13 as they've been on sale here previously. My next read is book 7, which I have, so I need books 8 & 9 on sale before I get to them. Fingers crossed! :eek: ;D
 

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I don't remember where we posted this series, but this is another one that rarely goes on sale.
Lady Darby Book 7, An Artless Demise, is $1.99 at posting.

 

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Andra said:
I don't remember where we posted this series, but this is another one that rarely goes on sale.
Lady Darby Book 7, An Artless Demise, is $1.99 at posting.

thank you! I think I'm still on no. 3 -- hoping it'll go on sale or one of my libraries will get it. But I picked this one up in anticipation of getting that far at some point! :D
 

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Atunah said:
I know I am beating a dead horse again, but Lady Darby is a fantastic series. ;D
You're preachin' to the choir! :D

edited to add: it was, for me, an excellent time to buy some of the others as I had a "spend $35, get a $6 credit" offer active on my kindle account.
 

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Ann in Arlington said:
edited to add: it was, for me, an excellent time to buy some of the others as I had a "spend $35, get a $6 credit" offer active on my kindle account.
I had one of those offers plus Christmas gift cards, so I filled in some of the books on my wish list that just refused to go under $10.
 

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#9 is due out April 6th! I'll probably buy it at full price on release day as I am all caught up on the series through sales and special offer purchases. I think I only bought one of the middle books at full price when we were on vacation in Vegas in the before times and counted it as a vacation splurge.

I love this series and will help Atunah in flogging the horse and preaching to the choir. ;D
 
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