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 Moderator dhaupt on ‎07-05-2013 11:49 AM

Thanks Jeremy and Nook I LOVE crime drama/thrillers/psychological/conspiracy theory's etc...

and I look forward to delving into  this one too.


I hope everyone had a super 4th celebration yesterday and I hope that many like me (yay me) are enjoying an all too infrequent long weekend.



See you all next week


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by dlk777 on ‎07-05-2013 11:55 AM

Bethany House has a slew of inspirational fiction free right now. Most are romance-based, but not sure about the suspense books. 




In the Company of Secrets

A Daughter's Inheritance:

Out of Control

Solitary Envoy:

Angels Watching Over Me:

Candle in the Darkness:

An Untamed Land

Waiting for Summer's Return

Gentleman of Her Dreams

The Calling of Emily Evans





Rain Song




Back on Murder

Elisha's Bones

Through the Fire


by butterflly13 on ‎07-05-2013 12:08 PM

Womens Fiction

A Body in the Backyard  by: Elizabeth Craig

Dead Copy   by: Kit Frazier

Murder in Half Moon Bay BOOK    by: Nancy Jill Thames

Rain Song (Heart of Carolina Book #1)  by: Alice J. Wisler

Solitary Envoy, The (Heirs of Acadia Book #1)   by: T. Davis Bunn



Fire and Ice  b y: Mary Tribbey




How To Lose Belly Fat Fast For Men and Women  by: Jenny allan

How To Lose 10 Pounds In A Week: The Ultimate 7 Day Weight Loss Kick Start  by: Jenny Allan

Weight Loss Tips: 21 Proven Techniques to Lose Weight  by: Roberta Temes

Pocket Pregnancy Guide to What to Do When Pregnant, Free Edition  by: Melinda Delisle

by butterflly13 on ‎07-05-2013 12:10 PM

wow I am so tired and I have missed being here but got to love a busy summer.  I wish I could stay home instaed of going to work.  Have an awesome weekend and be safe. 

by WindBourn on ‎07-05-2013 12:20 PM

WOW!!! So many great reads!! I so appreciate all who contribute ~thank you! 

by GracieMae on ‎07-05-2013 12:45 PM

Love all the great finds today! Thanks to everyone who posted books!

by judy9569 on ‎07-05-2013 12:50 PM

Thank you all for the great lists!!!!

by SRMerritt on ‎07-05-2013 12:59 PM

I appreciate options other than Paranormal & Vampires!  Thanks for the great choices this week!

by SuzeFL on ‎07-05-2013 02:57 PM

Thanks again for the freebie postings! :heart: As usual, I had trouble logging in to post kudos (even tho logged in, it keeps asking me to login to give kudos :smileysad:) but I persevered.


I am a little surprised not to see Spec posting today - hope all is OK. Maybe on vacay? :smileywink:

by sjnichols on ‎07-05-2013 05:07 PM

Thanks so much for the great free books!!! I love to read and there have been some fantastic books on here!

by Jewel40 ‎07-05-2013 07:02 PM - edited ‎07-05-2013 07:03 PM

OK so I'm not spec and I don't even know how to post books but here is the website that Specs list comes from each week.    Page 205 and 206 have the books that were posted this week.   BE CAREFUL though because while they were free at the time they were posted,  they many now cost money so be sure to look carefully at each book.


Forgot to say that I hope Spec is well because I sure do miss him!!!

by crazymama61 on ‎07-05-2013 08:08 PM

Thank you again for all the free books! I may never get anything done again! LOL

by vachona on ‎07-05-2013 08:35 PM

The link to Back On Murder was incorrect. 


If someone hasn't already reposted, here is the correct link:

by cingwitte on ‎07-05-2013 09:36 PM

Here's a free kid's book:


Little Miss Liberty (Age range 4 - 8)


by lisa2560 on ‎07-05-2013 11:28 PM

i love free fridays!!!