Thursday, November 12, 2009

Winners and Down South Mystery Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Southwestern mysteries. Steven Havill's Red, Green, or Murder goes to DaLinda M. from Kooskia, ID, and The Silent Spirit by Margaret Coel will go to Rose R. from Phoenix, AZ. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

This week, I have ARCs of mysteries set in the South. The day after Veteran's Day is a perfect day to bring back Sam Blackman, a veteran of the Iraq War, and, now a private investigator, in Mark de Castrique's The Fitzgerald Ruse. Sam's past in Iraq reaches out to haunt him, at the same time he's asked to investigate a cold case involving F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Floodgates takes Mary Anna Evans' character, Faye Longchamp, to New Orleans. She's working on an archaeological dig, when a group of residents find a body that is too recent to be a historical find. Someone used Hurricane Katrina to cover up a murder. If you haven't yet read one of Evans' books, this is the strongest yet. The connection with Hurricane Katrina is fascinating.

Do you want to win The Fitzgerald Ruse or Floodgates? 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: Your subject line should read either Win "Fitzgerald Ruse" or Win "Floodgates." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.

The contest will end Thursday, Nov. 19 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!

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