Today's Free Fridays book selection is Scavenger Hunt by Yvonne Montgomery - a heart-pounding novel about an amateur sleuth, and the first book in the Finny Aletter mystery series.


Finny Aletter is tired of working as a stockbroker, especially under her brooding and contentious boss - and ex-lover - Elliot Fulton. But when her superior turns up murdered, Finny finds herself off the stock exchange and on the case - alongside the world-weary priivate eye Chris Barelli. Whether the two can work together to solve Elliot's brutal murder is the next layer of mystery in this thrilling detective tale.



Today’s Free Fridays App selection is All the Apples Are All Gone - Book A by EvolutionRed, a top-rated education app for young learners that’s part of the Kids Dinosaur Reading Series.


The first book in the series, All the Apples Are All Gone follows a young dino on the hunt for some delicious fruit, accompanied by beautiful animation and a Read To Me or I Can Read interactive option. Teaching kids morals, coexistence and other important life qualities, All the Apples Are All Gone includes Discussion Topics to bring up at the end of the story, as well as a Read Assist feature for those tricky words and phrases.


For more great story apps in the Kids Dinosaur Reading Series, click here.


 Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Yvonne recommends:


I'm always looking for a good mystery with memorable characters, and Alice Duncan's cozy, Strong Spirits, fits the bill. In it we are introduced to Daisy Gumm Majesty, a self-described faux spiritualist who helps her wealthy Pasadena clients by way of seances and tarot readings. Her husband Billy is a wounded WWI vet who doesn't approve of Daisy's work as a medium, but she has to support her family while solving the shady doings at the house of one of her best clients.  


Strong Spirits has the period feel of life in 1920's California, and we see it with a thoroughly enjoyable Daisy as our guide. 

by spec ‎10-04-2013 07:53 AM - edited ‎10-04-2013 07:55 AM
Here's additional freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras, that many good people found and shared since last Friday. As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.

Devil's Manhunt by L. Ron Hubbard

Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World by Michael G. Munz

Religion & Spirituality
Conservatives, Liberals, and the Fight for America's Future (Ebook Shorts) by Jim Wallis

Cooking, Food & Wine
Circle of Friends - 25 Pie, Crisp & Cobbler Recipes by Gooseberry Patch (Compiler)

Children's eBooks
Double Trouble Book 1: What a Pair! by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Colleen Madden (Illustrator)

Biographies & Memoirs
An Unbelievably Gluten-Free Holiday Sampler by Anne Byrn

Mystery & Thrillers
Fear by L. Ron Hubbard
The Saucy Lucy Murders: Book One in The Saucy Lucy series by Cindy Keen Reynders

Religious Fiction
Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot
Shadows of the Canyon (Desert Roses Series #1) by Tracie Peterson
Secret's in the Sauce, The (The Potluck Catering Club Book #1): A Novel by Linda Evans Shepherd, Eva Marie Everson
Daughter of Twin Oaks (Secret Refuge Series #1) by Lauraine Snelling
Lion of Babylon (A Marc Royce Thriller Book #1) by Davis Bunn
Somewhere to Belong (Daughters of Amana Series #1) by Judith Miller
Annie's Truth by Beth Shriver
A Passion Most Pure (Daughters of Boston Series #1) by Julie Lessman
Offworld (Dangerous Times Collection Book #1) by Robin Parrish
Two Crosses: A Novel by Elizabeth Musser

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Iron's Prophecy (Iron Fey Series) by Julie Kagawa

Historical fiction
Strangely Wonderful by Karen Mercury


Please laurel this post if the list is useful to you.

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎10-04-2013 08:05 AM

Thanks for the free mystery! 


Also, I wanted to point out that "Strong Spirits," the mystery recommended by Yvonne Montgomery, is also free!!!  So this week's Free Friday selection is actually a double treat!:smileyhappy:

by wonsue on ‎10-04-2013 08:16 AM

Thank you, TarHeelGirl. I had missed that!

by Prydwen805 on ‎10-04-2013 08:20 AM

How depressing!  I picked up both of these for free some time ago, and I feel very let down since I've been looking forward to today's offering for a couple of days.

On a happier note:  I want to thank Spec for giving genre information for each book.  It's so helpful.

by Eros-Ashima on ‎10-04-2013 08:27 AM

Thanks to B&N for their wonderful free selections and to all who so generously contribute here!

by 1LadyVi on ‎10-04-2013 08:31 AM

Thank you for the Free Friday selections.


by GracieMae on ‎10-04-2013 08:38 AM


Another great free Friday! Found several to nook is getting so full!


Have a great Friday! And to all those that post books:


Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

for making friday's special!

by gmcootie on ‎10-04-2013 08:43 AM

Thanks again for the selections.  It's rare that I don't find something I look forward to reading. And thanks for the catch about Strong Spirits.  I usually expect full price for the recommended book.  Have a happy weekend of reading, everyone!

by BNreader56SC on ‎10-04-2013 08:44 AM

Thanks for adding a mystery to the free Fridays.  I also have the "Strong Spirits" book which, like Tarheel Girl,  I got for free. 

by jeg73160 on ‎10-04-2013 09:20 AM

Murder in the South of France by Susan Kiernan Lewis is free until 8/11/13 or was 2 days ago!

Thank you all for the great reads, happy Friday!

by Lynn2356 on ‎10-04-2013 09:38 AM

Luv the Free Fridays...I was away last week and missed out on the free books....was so disappointed so I am thrilled to once again find the Friday free books.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎10-04-2013 10:03 AM

Thanks Nook and B&N for the great free Friday selections

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

by im2boysmom on ‎10-04-2013 10:08 AM

LOVE Free Fridays and LOVE Free Friday extra's, especially the extensive list of Christian Fiction today!  Thanks to everyone!

by pbibbee on ‎10-04-2013 10:26 AM

I look forward to free friday all week.. thanks for all the free finds...:smileyvery-happy:

by lastcwboysbabe on ‎10-04-2013 10:30 AM

Thanks once again to all that post these Free Friday books. I look forward to it every week.