Daily Deals: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher and Ice Cube Caveman

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective

Hurry up! Kindle price is only $1.99 within daily deals from Amazon. It is real good book for thriller amateurs.

Just read the following reviews to be sure that this book has great worth:
“[A] fastidious reconstruction and expansive analysis of the Road Hill murder case…Summerscale smartly uses an energetic narrative voice and a suspenseful pace, among other novelistic devices, to make her factual material read with the urgency of a work of fiction.”New York Times Book Review

“A terrific book.”—Nicholson Baker

“A brilliant reconstruction of the obstacles facing detectives long before the advent of forensic technology.”—L.A. Times Book Review

“Not just a dark, vicious true-crime story; it is the story of the birth of forensic science, founded on the new and disturbing idea that innocent, insignificant domestic details can reveal unspeakable horrors to those who know how to read them.”—Time

One eloquent doozy of a true-crime thriller. A-”—Entertainment Weekly

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher combines a thumping good mystery yarn with fine social and literary history.”—Fresh Air

 “This is a great biographical fiction of an interesting real life mid nineteenth century detective working a shocking homicide case.”—Mysterylovers.com

“Fascinating.”—Denver Post

“If you are a mystery lover, or if you have ever wondered how the modern love of the genre began, you’ll enjoy Summerscale’s tracing of the early days of the profession and the fascination it exerted…a fascinating look at Victorian life, death and detection.”—Associated Press

“In crime annals, it’s right up there with the Lindbergh trial or the mystery surrounding JonBenet Ramsey: In 1860, one of Scotland Yard’s finest was sent to solve the murder of a little boy at an upscale address near London. It turned out Jack Whicher’s hunch was right, and his footwork fed the public imagination as well as writers such as Charles Dickens. Sadly, failure to clinch the case in court upended Whicher’s career.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Other reviews you can read here.

 Ice Cube CavemanIce Cube Caveman

Nine out of ten Cro-Magnons agree: the Ice Age is a tough time to be a caveman. Considering the sub-zero temperatures, severe fire shortages, and notoriously flimsy outfits, any caveman who isn’t working overtime is probably frozen solid. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

In Ice Cube Caveman, you’ll help a caveman live to shiver another day. Maneuver him along a narrow path of icy tiles toward life-sustaining fire, avoiding cracks along the way. Help him escape the ice cube he’s trapped in and lead him through increasingly difficult challenges.

Fire Over Ice, Brains Over Brawn

This logic-based puzzle game looks simple, but you’ll discover plenty of challenges as you work through its 60 challenging levels. 3D-like animation and quirky background music create an atmosphere of fun and suspense, and you’ll soon find yourself addicted to the rush of saving imperiled troglodytes from a chilly fate.

Tell the World, Spread the Warmth

The more cavemen you deliver to warmth and freedom, the greater your bragging rights. Submit high scores to the OpenFeint leaderboard, and boast to your friends about your caveman rescue skills.


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Kindle Meets Video Games: Ambitious Fan Makes Skyrim Book Compilation

When it comes to video games, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls franchise is a giant and the latest installment, Skyrim, received an almost ridiculous amount of attention in the months leading up to its release.  It’s one of the largest, most ambitious developments in the genre so far and the depth of the game world is such that you’re faced with around 16 square miles of highly detailed world space packed with interactive content.  Now, fans can take some of that to go on your Kindle thanks to a big fan who took the time to reformat some of the in-game text for eReaders.

In various places throughout Skyrim players are likely to come across books.  Some are obvious, others might require some fairly extreme efforts to get to.  Regardless of their “physical” situation, they serve to enrich the game world by offering interesting bits of history and culture built up across thousands of simulated years.  The writing is surprisingly good, if predictably cliched for the most part.  When put together they make up a huge collection of relatively short stories and articles.

The eBook that Skyrim fan Capaneus put together contains literally every bit of book text in the game.  It seems that upon inspection it was discovered that the entirety was contained in unencrypted text files that were somewhat easily broken down and arranged. As a result, interested readers can now check it all out on their eReader of choice.  There is even a table of contents to make it simple to find whichever piece of literature might be particularly interesting to you at the moment.

The whole file is just over a megabyte worth of text, amounting to slightly less than 2,000 page turns on my usual reading settings.  Your own may differ, of course.  It has been made available both in EPUB and Mobi, so practically any modern eReader, phone, computer, etc. should be able to display it without trouble.  While it is entirely possible that the legality of this distribution is questionable, given that it is game data that might be picked up by people who don’t own the rights to use the game, real problems seem unlikely.

This is, when it comes right down to it, exactly the sort of added value content that many media distributors would kill for.  Owners of the Kindle w/ Special Offers might recall an ABC offer back in October that allowed users to pick up a free copy of the script to one of their new pilot episodes.  This is essentially the same idea.  While I consider it unlikely that this will set the trend for future use of eReaders as venues for promotional material built along these lines, it’s also hardly the first time that fans have found ways to bring content to the Kindle in unexpected ways.

Should the Kindle Fire take off in the long run, of course, things may be very different.  Allowing a TV network or publishing company to throw up additional content for limited periods of time via an app might just make it worth the effort in a way that is not currently the case.  Time will tell, but either way we can see the importance of Kindles as advertising avenues increasing.

To get a copy for yourself, head over to http://capane.us/2011/11/24/dovahkiin-gutenberg/