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Jefferson, Pelecanos, Mina

I'm a Barnes and Noble member. I have also joined Borders Rewards program. And besides collecting data for the NSA, it allows me to buy books cheaper. I pay for B&N.... or at least my wife does in the form of a Christmas gift to me. The Borders program is free.... for now. I know, Independent Booksellers Unite!

Anyway, I was rambling around B&N to find Elizabeth Castro's book on Publishing a Blog w/ Blogger, when I found T. Jefferson Parker's Cold Pursuit taking up valuable space on the overstock table. Have yet to read him, but have managed to acquire many of his books in a similar manner. A few Ebay, a few overstock.

The other two buys were the latest from George Pelecanos and Denise Mina. Pelecanos got a huge push from his publisher for this book, The Night Gardener. I had a great deal of trouble with George's first two books. A Firing Offense and Nick's Trip. Something brought me back for his third, Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go. I will follow Mr. Pelecanos anywhere he wants to take me. One of the great books of my life. Denise Mina is another new author for me. The Dead Hour is her newest and one that I am excited to read.

Altogether I paid $30.19 for the three books. Both the Pelecanos and the Mina were 50% off which with the B&N card meant they were 60%. So saving all of this money means that when I do go into an independent bookseller I can afford to pay full retail on authors B&N and Border's won't even sniff at.

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