Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winners and the Lighter Side

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Sheila C. of Columbia, MD won the ARC of Lisa Jackson's Chosen to Die. Timothy Hallinan's Breathing Water goes to Gaye M. from Saint Peters, MO. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

After a thriller contest, it's time to offer books from the lighter side of the crime fiction genre. Donna Andrews' Swan for the Money is a nominee for is a finalist for the 2009 Agatha Award for Best Novel, and a finalist for the 2010 Lefty Award. The eleventh Meg Langslow mystery finds Meg's parents in the highly competitive world of rose growing and showing. Meg thought it was a nice, safe hobby for her parents, but it's a cutthroat world, and everyone in that world is a suspect when Meg uncovers a body.

Robert Randisi brings back the Rat Pack in You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You. Sands Casino pit boss Eddie Gianelli is recruited to help Marilyn Monroe, who thinks she's being followed. When a buddy has to help with the case, the private investigator goes missing. The series that brings readers Frank, Dean, and the rest of the Rat Pack, combines entertainment, nostalgia, and mystery.

You can win Swan for the Money or You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You. 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 "Swan" or Win "Somebody Kills You." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.

The contest will end Thursday, March 4 at 6 p.m. MT. The winners will be drawn by random number generator. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!

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