Thursday, November 05, 2009

Winners and a Southwestern Authors Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Libby Fischer Hellmann contest. Charlene K. of Spotsylvania, VA will get the autographed ARC of Doubleback. And, An Image of Death will go to Blanche R. form Glendale, AZ. In addition, Saundra M. from Holly Grove, AR, Jennifer H. of Thayer, MO, Janice G. of Cross, SC, Cheryl F. from Ft. Wayne, IN, and Leslie P. from Ormond Beach, FL, will receive copies of the short story that brought Georgia Davis and Ellie Foreman together, "The Murder of Katie Boyle."

This week, I'm giving away signed ARCs from two of the Southwestern authors I saw at the Poisoned Pen, Margaret Coel and Steven Havill.

Although Coel's The Silent Spirit is the fourteenth book in her Wind River Reservation series, you don't have to have read earlier ones to appreciate this one. Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden connect a disappearance in Hollywood in the 1920s with a recent murder on the reservation. This fascinating story includes an account of the Arapahos work in Hollywood on early cowboy and Indian movies.

Or, you could win an autographed ARC of Steven Havill's Red, Green, or Murder. It's the latest Posadas County Mystery, but as with Coel's, you don't need to have read earlier books in the series. Former Posadas County Sheriff Bill Gastner is now a New Mexico Livestock Inspector. An enjoyable morning turns tragic when a cowhand goes missing, and one of Gastner's old friends is found dead.

Margaret Coel and Steven Havill are just two examples of the outstanding authors writing mysteries about the American Southwest. Now's your chance to win the latest one, or discover a new author. So, Coel or Havill? 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 "Red, Green, or Murder" or Win "The Silent Spirit." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.

The contest will end Thursday, Nov. 12 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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