Thursday, April 29, 2010

Winners and a Soho International Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Ambre W. of Syracuse, UT will recieve Laura Childs' Tragic Magic. Murder on the Cliffs will go to Helen K. from Winchester, VA. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

If you're not familiar with mysteries from Soho Press, you're missing some of the best police procedurals set internationally. So, I'll give you the chance to win one. Garry Disher's Blood Moon is set in Australia. It's an Inspector Hal Challis and Sergeant Ellen Destry Investigation, as Challis and his team deal with the beating of a private school chaplain, a murdered planning official, Christian fundamentalists, racist bloggers, and hordes of vacationing teenagers. I really like these traditional detective stories, with solid police work, as Marilyn Stasio said in The New York Times Book Review.

If you prefer your police investigations in Brazil, you could win Buried Strangers by Leighton Gage, a Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigation. When a dog uncovers a human bone, Chief Inspector Mario Silva of the Federal Police and his team are called in. It isn't long before they uncover a clandestine cemetery. Someone has disposed of hundreds of bodies, sometimes burying them in family groups. Gage never pulls his punches when dealing with Brazil, its politics, and its crime.

So, you could win Blood Moon or Buried Strangers, published by Soho Press. You can enter to win both books, 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 "Blood Moon" or Win "Buried Strangers." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.

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


cindy.maher said...

I loved Buried Strangers when I read it. So glad he's been recognized. I even passed it on to my mother in law to enjoy.

Leighton Gage said...

Hi Cindy,
Thank you for the kind words.
And thank you, Lesa, for recommending the book.

Can I get a plug in here?
Readers who like international mysteries might enjoy visiting our blog at:

We don't write about our books, or the craft. We dedicate ourselves, rather, to items of cultural/historical interest in our various countries. (France, the UK, Iceland, Thailand, Botswana and Brazil)
Each of us contributes once a week and, on Saturdays, we offer guest spots.
Recently, we've had authors who write about Austria, Ghana and Greece.
I hope some of you folks will drop in.

Lesa said...

I love Leighton Gage's books, too, Cindy. I'm glad you passed it on for someone else to enjoy!

Lesa said...

Thank you, Leighton. I don't get a chance to drop over every day, but I do make frequent visits to the blog. It's a terrific one. Thanks for adding that information!

kathy d. said...

This is very interesting that you like Garry Disher's books and those of Leighton Gage.

Now I'll give them both a try.

As a t-shirt I've seen says, "So much to read, so little time."

How do readers do it? I'm amazed.

Lesa said...

How do we do it, Kathy? We're always behind, never catch up, and we'll have TBR piles when we're dead. I'm convinced Heaven is a library, because I'll be really pissed if I don't get to read books.

momsangel21 said...

I would love to win "Blood Moon" for my book collection

Lesa said...

Momsangell12 - I hope you catch this. Please email me at with your name and mailing address.