Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Laura Lippman's Hardly Knew Her will go to Cathy W in Irving, TX. Darcy O. from Apple Valley, MN will receive Tami Hoag's Deeper Than the Dead. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
It hardly gets more exotic than Botswana and Brazil as settings for crime novels. This week, I'm giving away an ARC of the latest Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation by Leighton Gage, Dying Gasp. Silva and his team end up in a hellhole on the Amazon as they look for the missing granddaughter of a prominent politician. Why does that small Brazilian city also seem to have a connection to the snuff film industry?
If you don't want a gritty police procedural set in Brazil, you might prefer Botswana as a setting. Frederick J. Ramsay's Predators takes readers to Botswana, where a maneating tiger fights for his life, while greedy players in a large development firm wait to attack an aging CEO. This book, meant to be a standalone, is now planned as the first in a series. Ramsay wrote a crime novel that is his tribute to a country he loves.
You have the chance to win Dying Gasp or Predators. 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 "Dying Gasp" or Win "Predators." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Jan. 28 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!