Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Angela W. from Frederick, MD will receive Larry Karp's The Ragtime Fool, and Susan C. Shea's Murder in Abstract goes to Bruce H. from Montgomery, AL. The Father's Day books from Hatchette Book Group go to Denise R. from Clinton Twp. MI.
I have a special treat this week. Yesterday, I hosted a MysteryPalooza, Women Who Kill, for Authors @ The Teague. It was a special afternoon with authors Zoë Sharp, Juliet Blackwell, Sophie Littlefield, and Jeanne Matthews. I have autographed copies of their books to give away!
Killer Instinct is the very first book in Zoë Sharp's Charlie Fox mystery series. If you haven't read these thrillers yet, this is a great place to start. If you have read the rest of the series, now you can read the first book, available for the first time in U.S., as to how Charlie overcame her past experiences. She was kicked out of the British Army, but you can't keep Charlie down. When a killer starts taking an interest in Charlie, she's able to stand and fight.
Prefer your murder a little cozier? Check out Juliet Blackwell's A Cast-Off Coven. Lily Ivory's a witch who owns a vintage clothing store in San Francisco. She jumps at the chance to acquire a trunk full of Victorian-era clothing from the San Francisco School of Fine Arts. She isn't quite as eager to deal with the ghost or evil spirit that seems to be haunting the school. And, a murder doesn't make it any easier to cope with the disturbances acting on the emotions of the students.
A Bad Day for Pretty marks the return of Stella Hardesty, the character that took the mystery world by storm in Sophie Littlefield's A Bad Day for Sorry. How does Stella get into these messes just trying to help out a friend? When a storm knocks over a concession stand, uncovering a body, a friend's husband is the main suspect. Stella just knows the gentle man couldn't have done it. And, then there's Stella's feelings for Sheriff "Goat" Jones. She just might have to get over those feelings. It seems Goat's life is complicated.
Are you a fan of traditional mysteries in the Agatha Christie style? Debut author Jeanne Matthews takes us to the Top End of Australia in Bones of Contention. But, feuding families are quite similar when they gather together over the making of a will. Even in an isolated lodge, someone will end up dead. This book brings readers a traditional mystery with Australian lingo and Aboriginal myths.
There will be four winners this week! Which book would you like to win? You can enter to win all the books if you'd like, 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 Sharp," "Win Blackwell," "Win Littlefield," or "Win Matthews." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, July 1 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!