This book is several years old and the only one of Connelly's book priced over $9.99. Even the latest book The Reversal is only $9.99. I just bought The Brass Verdict in hardback at Sam's Club for $4.68.
It's even higher in the Kindle format. $12.99 as an ebook. It's ridiculous how the "Publishers Set the Price" excuse from Amazon is all they will say as they gouge Kindle owners.
I have a Kindle for a couple of years and REFUSE to pay over $7.99 for an ebook.
I just bought this USED for $3.28 with free Amazon Prime Second Day shipping. The publishers missed out on that one. When I'm done, I will donate it to Goodwilll who will sell it again, stiffing the publisher for another sale. I'll keep up my little protest till they get reasonable about their ebook pricing.
I want to read this book, but at $12.99 for the Kindle version, I have to pass on it. I refuse to pay for an e-book more than the cost of a paperback, even if it is only 2 bucks more. It's just ridiculous pricing. After all, Amazon e-books have no resale or exchange value, cannot be shared with friends or donated to a library. I may go for the marketplace paperbacks selling for $2.00. Maybe this is the way that publishers chose to make sure that people continue buying their printed versions.