Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. S.J. Bolton's Awakening will go to Michelle B. of Pinellas Park, FL. Red Bones by Ann Cleeves will go to Cynthia C. from North Canton, OH. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
This week, I have ARCs of two debut mysteries to offer, strong offerings from new
mystery authors. Tracy Kiely introduces us to Elizabeth Parker in Murder at Longbourn. New Year's Eve with Elizabeth's Aunt Winnie sounds fun, particularly with the "How to Host a Murder Party" at her new Cape Cod B&B. It isn't as much fun when a local man is killed at the party, and Winnie is the primary suspect. You don't need to have read Jane Austen novels to enjoy this fun mystery, but that might add extra spice.
Charlotte Hinger is a Western Kansas historican who edited more than five hundred family submissions for county history books before turning to crime. Deadly Descent introduces historian Lottie Albright, who ignores her twin sister's warning to combine her historical research with a job as a deputy following the murder of a woman with a family story others would prefer to hide. It's a terrific story, set in Western Kansas.
So, which debut mystery would you like, Murder at Longbourn or Deadly Descent? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries for each. If you'd like to win one, 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 "Longbourn" or Win "Deadly Descent." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. PT. 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!