Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Ken Bruen's Once Were Cops will go to Eileen K. of Island Lake, IL. Helen K. from Winchester, VA will receive Baantjer's DeKok and the Dead Harlequin. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
This week, I have ARCs by two authors who are not as well-known as they should be. And, both mysteries have to do with a sheriff's department. Choker is the latest Ike Schwartz mystery by Frederick Ramsay. While on vacation, Sheriff Ike Schwartz agrees to help a friend investigate the disappearance of an airplane, an incident that could become a national security issue. Back at home in Picketsville, Virginia, there's a mystery of missing communion silver, a missing black cat, and a possible occult group.
The Fourth Time is Murder is a Posadas County mystery by Steven F. Havill. Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman has extra responsibilities while the sheriff heals from a serious injury, and she juggles those with her personal life. She has to deal with a magazine writer who wants to write about the New Mexico border county, while handling a car accident involving a police officer. All in a day's work.
Would you like to win Choker or The Fourth Time is Murder? You can enter to win both, but I need two separate entries. 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 "Choker" or Win "Fourth Time". Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, July 9 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!