Daily Deals: The Basement and Kung Fu Panda Holiday

The BasementToday Kindle Daily Deal is The Basement by Stephen Leather. The price is $0.99 only for today.

This book is about detectives Turner and Marcinko. They live in New York. And none are harder to figure out than the serial killer on the loose torturing and killing young women for NYPD detectives. In fact, right now, somewhere in the city, a woman is being held captive in a basement and it is up to the detectives to find her and the killer—before it’s too late.

As pressure mounts on Turner and Marcinko, their prime suspect is screenwriter wannabe Marvin Waller. He is becoming increasingly frustrated by his lack of success and the cops think he might be channeling his anger into murder—but he doesn’t seem to be at all concerned that they are hot on his trail. As Turner and Marcinko close in on Waller they have to wonder: is he the killer? And if he isn’t—who is?

Fusing shifting viewpoints with a growing sense of dread and almost unbearable suspense, the UK’s thriller master Stephen Leather arrives on the shores of the United States with The Basement, his most terrifying work to date.

Some words about the Author.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers. He was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series. The Stretch and The Bombmaker were filmed by Sky One.


Kung Fu Panda Holiday

I do love Panda. And I like everything that connected to Panda. So I’m ready to give this game a positive review in advance.

What is this game about:

Young Po the Panda is very excited when Master Shifu chooses him to be the host of the Winter Feast–until he finds out that he can’t bring his father along. What should Po do? Kids are sure to be entertained by the beautiful imagery and funny story of “Kung Fu Panda Holiday,” an iStoryTime e-book based on the movie of the same name.

Children and adults alike will relate to Po’s situation as he deals with his dilemma. Po has always spent the holidays with his dad, but no outside guests are allowed at the Winter Festival. How Po handles this conflict contains a valuable lesson that kids can learn from.

Anyone who enjoyed the “Kung Fu Panda” movies by DreamWorks Animation will be delighted that this e-book features ccicis,olorful stills straight from the film. It also contains dialogue from the movie’s leading voices, kincluding Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and Dustin Hoffman.

The app offers three ways for kids to enjoy the book. Confident readers can delve into the story themselves and change the scene with a single tap. Read to Me mode will read the story to the child but let them control the pace. In Auto Play mode, the app reads the story from start to finish–a great option for very young children.

Just like a sing-a-long song, the words in the story are highlighted as they are read, which helps children develop associations between written text, spoken dialogue, and visual images. Kids will be entertained as they improve their cognitive skills with this engaging app for Android.


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