Fans of Paul Auster or Peter Abrahams’ smart, psychological suspense will devour The Crime of Julian Wells. When true crime writer Wells commits suicide, his best friend, the literary critic Philip Anders, embarks on a fact-finding mission that sheds new light on Wells’ tortured life.


Wells' writing cataloged the worst of humankind—the most notorious murderers in history. But as Anders re-reads his friend’s books, he starts to see a disturbing pattern emerge. Could it be that Wells shared some of the same loathsome impulses? And could his inner demons have led him to take his life?


Thomas H. Cook’s next dark, captivating novel, Sandrine’s Case, is available now for pre-order.




In this fun and challenging world-building app, you are at the helm of a town during the French Revolution, and it’s your leadership that will inspire the people to march to Paris and depose the king! But no one ever said that nation building is easy. To keep your Townies happy, you’ll have to give them ample resources to build their community and thrive. Then you’ll need to earn their loyalty before you set off on your history-changing quest. Lastly, you’ll train your soldiers and arm them for battle so that the French aristocracy can be defeated. Who ever thought history could be so much fun?


For a limited time, all of HandyGames other NOOK Apps, including the original Townsmen, are available for just $0.99 each.


Free Fridays Recommends


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 Thomas recommends:




Simon Mawer's Trapeze is a novel that follows the dangerous course of one such woman, a member of the elite core of female agents who were dropped into Occupied France, and whose life expectancies at that point were a mere six weeks. Trapeze is fast-paced, but it also offers a beautifully drawn portrait of a woman who discovers herself while fighting for something larger than herself.




Are you on Twitter? Tell @nookBN what you’re reading, watching, and playing with hashtag #TellNOOK.

by eReaderPerks on ‎07-05-2013 07:39 AM

Happy Friday!

Here are some of the very latest top-rated Nook freebies. (All of these are 4+ rated):

Fantasy 4.1 Stars/7 Reviews (4.1 Stars/402 Reviews on Amazon):

Kids 4.8 Stars/5 Reviews (4.9 Stars/29 Reviews on Amazon):

Horror 4.2 Stars/20 Reviews (4.1 Stars/90 Reviews on Amazon):

Mystery 5.0 Stars/2 Reviews (4.6 Stars/243 Reviews on Amazon):

Religious/Historical 4.4 Stars/78 Reviews:

Romance (Paranormal) Unrated on BN (4.1 Stars/123 Reviews on Amazon):

Romance (Contemporary) 4.3 Stars/4 Reviews (4.3 Stars/189 Reviews on Amazon):

Sci-Fi Unrated on BN (4.1 Stars/46 Reviews on Amazon):

Teen (Fantasy) 4.3 Stars/6 Reviews (4.5 Stars/37 Reviews on Amazon):

Happy reading! :smileyhappy:

Lorie @ (Free Nook Books in 19 Genres)

by 1LadyVi on ‎07-05-2013 08:10 AM

Thanks for the Free Fridays selections.


by Eros-Ashima on ‎07-05-2013 08:13 AM

Happy Friday everyone! Thanks so much for the free books. I just got a Nook HD+ to go with my beloved Nook Color so now I can enjoy the books twice as much. Two eyes ... two hands ... two Nooks ... hahaha!

by bmk129 on ‎07-05-2013 08:41 AM

Thank you B&N for the Free Friday choice today!  Also thanks to all others who post here every week. I hope everyone had a safe and Happy 4th of July.

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎07-05-2013 08:42 AM

Wow!  This week's book looks great---I may have to reconsider the book I was planning on reading next and bunp this one up in the order!


Here's a book called "Fancy Pants" by Cathy Marie Hake.  It is featured by Bethany House and just became free,so it may only remain free today.


 Enjoy reading this holiday weekend everyone!!!!:smileyhappy:

by moontan on ‎07-05-2013 08:52 AM

Thank you for the great selection of books this week,

by celandinehobbit on ‎07-05-2013 09:01 AM

Thank for the great selection of FF books! Found a few more that look exciting to add to my rather long reading list, but I'm bound and determined to get through as many as possible before the year is out. I've hit 31 books read since January 1st and enjoying every chance I get to read even while holding down two jobs. Darn that reading can't be another as I'd gladly do it for free. Who needs food or electricity, right? 

by Baste on ‎07-05-2013 09:51 AM

Happy free friday everyone. I want to thank all the posters that post free finds for the rest of us, you are the best. I hope everyone has a great 4th weekend, with new reads in my nook I know I will.

by sewcrazeee on ‎07-05-2013 09:52 AM

Thanks agai for the Free Friday selections. I enjoy trying out new authors and genres that I might otherwise  not try.

by 4LeafClover on ‎07-05-2013 10:04 AM

Have enjoyed Free Friday for many, many weeks. Wanted to take tIme today to say thank you to Jeremy and all who post each week.  You are appreciated!!!!  Hope you all had a nice 4th. 

by JoeBill on ‎07-05-2013 10:18 AM

Thanks a bunch to those who take the time to find these free selections.. I have more books to read than I have time to read them.  Kudos to B&N for providing the Free Friday's as well.

by DarlynneV on ‎07-05-2013 10:40 AM

Thomas Cook is such a great writer. I've read most of his other work, sometimes with my eyes screwed shut because the horrors he writes about are the everyday ones. I hope new-to-him readers will enjoy this book.

by rbymtn on ‎07-05-2013 11:09 AM

Thank you B & N, for the Free Friday selections, and to everyone who shared their finds this week!


The heat is intense here; looks like a great weekend to stay inside and read. Have a great weekend, everyone!

by BethAnnCullen on ‎07-05-2013 11:13 AM

Thank You!!! :cathappy: