Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winners and an Overseas Mystery Contest

Congratulations to the winners in the "Dead"lier Species contest. Coreen W. of Glendale, AZ won Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News, and Lasa D. from Hurst, TX won Carolyn Hart's Ghost at Work. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

I've given time this week to mysteries set overseas, so I'm offering two ARCs with European settings in the latest contest.

The Paris Enigma by Pablo De Santis has been compared to a combination of The Devil in the White City and The Alienist, injected with wry humor. In 1889, an exclusive group of the most renowned detectives from around the world, The Twelve Detectives, are supposed to meet for the unveiling of Eiffel's magnificent structure at the Paris World's Fair. However, one sends a message to a friend, Victor Arzaky, who is drawn into the investigation when one of The Twelve is discovered murdered beneath the new Eiffel Tower.

Reginald Hill brings back Yorkshire cops Dalziel and Pascoe in The Price of Butcher's Men. Dalziel is recuperating at a seaside resort, one that also houses some very odd people. When someone ends up dead, Pascoe and Dalziel reunite to investigate the case. It's another riveting story from the award-winning author.

Would you like to win The Paris Enigma or The Price of Butcher's Meat? You can enter twice, once for each book. If you'd like to win one, email me at Email me!. If that link doesn't work for you, the email address is: lholstine@yahoo.com. Your subject line should read either Win "Paris" or Win "Butcher's Meat". Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.

The contest will end Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. MT. Jim will draw the winners at that time. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!

10 comments:

Kerrie said...

This cover comparison might be of interest Lesa
http://paradise-mysteries.blogspot.com/2008/11/alternative-title-for-reginald-hill.html

Lesa said...

Very interesting, Kerrie. I went to the website. If anyone is interested, they should check out Kerrie's link to see that Hill's book was out under a different title.

Larkspur said...

I'm delighted to be introduced to authors with whom I am unfamiliar.
My library has many of Reginald Hill's titles and several by Pablo De Santis. Sadly, Paris Enigma by De Santis is his only book listed in English.

Thanks, Lesa, for the reviews.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Larkspur! I really appreciate the comments.

Diana D said...

Love to read and either book would be wonderful to win. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Diana D said...

Love to read and would be excited to win. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

kingkong said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Diana, and KingKong. I hope you sent me your snail mail addresses. Send them to me at lholstine@yahoo.com by 6 PM MT today (Thursday), in order to be in the drawing.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I sent email entries for each book!
Please consider my entry's to win.
I love to read!
Paris Enigma sounds wonderful, but I would most love to read~ The Price of Butcher's Men!
Thanks !

Lesa said...

Good luck, Zestywonderland! Just remember, it's a random drawing, and, if you don't win, there will be two more mysteries going into the drawing tonight - one by Donis Casey & one by Louise Penny.