Free Fridays

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While most crime writers meticulously research their subject matter, Mallo lived it. In his time as a member of a guerilla movement that fought against Argentina’s military rule, he lived among the struggle every day. His first-hand experience shines through in the gritty realism of Needle in a Haystack.


Being a homicide detective is hard work, but it’s even more challenging when violence and corruption are so rampant that murders are just a part of everyday life. Those are the conditions that Inspector Lascano finds himself working in—a Buenos Aires preoccupied by political strife. While Lascano investigates a triple-murder, he’s navigating in a city where justice is in the eye of the beholder, and facts don’t always coincide with political expediency. Like many good cops caught in a bad situation, he’s forced to decide whether uncovering the truth is worth the personal risk.


Mallo’s Buenos Aires is a fascinating and tragic place that only someone who lived through the horrors could re-create.


The newest Inspector Lascano mystery, Sweet Money, continues Mallo’s portrayal of his country’s complicated past, and is available now for NOOK.




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 Ernesto recommends:











NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Ernesto Mallo” to download his gritty mysteries.

by RVnook on ‎12-02-2011 12:08 PM

For some reason, I am unable to download the Free Friday selection. Each time I click on the Download Now button, I am prompted to login even though I am already logged in. Afterward, the popup window goes blank but does not close. I've now made seven unsuccessful attempts. Never had this problem before.

by MaijaMax on ‎12-02-2011 12:14 PM

I get to travel back in time to Buenos Aires without leaving my livingroom!! Excellent pick. Jeremy & BN, thank you so much for Free Fridays, and Spec, thank you so much for your continued research for other selections. I got Laugh-out-loud Jokes for Kids for my grandson.

by SueTK on ‎12-02-2011 12:28 PM

Thank you for these wonderful links!  I have shared this information with family and friends and they are equally grateful.  I love my NOOK and this is one of the main reasons why--Free Fridays!  Plus, I have shared with others how to download eBooks from the public library.  This makes the NOOK so very worthwhile.  Plus, now as I have started to do more traveling, it makes my NOOK even more valuable.  No matter where I am, I can use my public library electronically as well as tap into my NOOK library on the Barnes & Noble website.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!



by Sparkyj on ‎12-02-2011 01:30 PM

Thanks, again, Barnes and Noble and Spec, for your great offerings!

by DianeBCT on ‎12-02-2011 01:34 PM

I also keep a reminder to check for Free Friday books on my computer.  Don't want to miss any.  Love all the heads up on all the free books from Spec.  I've downloaded alot of cookbooks.  Love the one about the cookie swap.  Great recipes and ideas.  Also there were several books on publishing and writing stories.  I have lots of stories about my family I'd like to write and they will be helpful when I get the time.  Spec...thanks a million for your work.

by RVnook on ‎12-02-2011 01:35 PM

The ninth try was a charm!

by MarmaladeCat on ‎12-02-2011 02:42 PM

Like everyone else who's posting today, I love Free Fridays.  This week's selection looks like a real page turner and I hope it helps put an end to the complaints that the only books chosen are "Chick-Lit." Thanks for choosing books from so many different genre, there really is something for everyone in either the Free Friday selection or on Spec's list. Now that I have my Nook Simple Touch, I have no more excuses for not reading. The only problem now is the proverbial "So Many Books...So Little Time!" 

by JeremyCesarec on ‎12-02-2011 05:51 PM

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Happy Reading!

by kieffer on ‎12-02-2011 07:09 PM

Thanks Jeremy and Spec for all the great reads!

by joyfulneedles on ‎12-02-2011 07:31 PM

thanks again to Jeremy and spec for their work in finding the great reads.

by spec on ‎12-03-2011 11:01 AM

The list I'm posting is a team effort, not my own only. Just FYI

by Grateful-n-Blessed on ‎12-03-2011 12:48 PM

Thank You for the free books!

by interlakenkaren on ‎12-03-2011 01:55 PM

This free Friday book looks like a really good one to read.  Thanks to B&N, JC, and Spec. for making Fridays the highlight of my week.



by Ya_Ya on ‎12-04-2011 02:15 PM

Jeremy, is B&N ever going to expect its users to post actual reviews in the review section?


As it stands, B&N is doing a huge disservice to its authors, itself and its non-child customers by allowing the tripe to remain posted.