This week, I'm running a contest for two autographed mysteries. When Michael Bowen and Larry Karp appeared at Velma Teague, I bought books and had them autographed. So, you have a chance to win autographed books this week.
If you'd like to read a "plucky couple" mystery, Michael Bowen's Putting Lipstick on a Pig might be just the book for you. No one mourns the death of lawyer Vance Hayes, but Rep and Melissa Pennyworth find the death is connected to Milwaukee's Hmong community.
Or, you could win the first in Larry Karp's Ragtime series, The Ragtime Kid.
The historical mystery introduces Brun Campbell, the boy who ran away to Sedalia, Missouri to study with Scott Joplin, only to find a body his first night in town.
So, Putting Lipstick on a Pig, or The Ragtime Kid? You can enter to win both, but you need to send two entries. To enter the contest, email me at Email me!. If that link doesn't work for you, the email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should read, either Win "Lipstick" or Win "Ragtime". Your message should include your name and mailing address. Entries in the U.S. only, please.
The contest will close on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6 PM MT when Jim draws the names. The books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!
And, don't forget, you can still enter the contest for five Holiday Entertaining books. Check the blog entry on Nov. 6 for details.
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