Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Both books are going to California this week. Jane Stanton Hitchcock's Mortal Friends will go to Rochelle B. from Agoura Hills, and Once Were Cops by Ken Bruen goes to Richard D. from La Mirada.
For much of the U.S., it's time to get ready for wintry weather, so I have two books to put you in the mood. Arctic Chill is a Reykjavik thriller by Arnaldur Indridason. The synopsis says, "The Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a body has been found: a young, dark-skinned boy is frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. Erlendur and his team embark on their investigation and soon unearth tensions simmering beneath the surface of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multicultural society. Meanwhile, the boy’s murder forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his own past. Soon, facts are emerging from the snow-filled darkness that are more chilling even than the Arctic night." If you haven't discovered the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author, now is your chance.
Or you could win William Kent Krueger's Heaven's Keep. "When a charter plane carrying Cork O'Connor's wife, Jo, goes missing in a snowstorm over the Wyoming Rockies, Cork must accept the terrible truth that his wife is gone forever. But is she? In Heaven's Keep, celebrated author William Kent Krueger puts his intrepid hero through the most harrowing mission of his life."
Both of these books are hardcovers. If you don't want them for yourself, they'd make great gifts for the mystery lover in your family. So, do you want Arctic Chill or Heaven's Keep? 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 "Arctic Chill" or Win "Heaven's Keep." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Dec. 3 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!