Thursday, November 25, 2010

Winners and Another Christmas Crime Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest.  Margaret Maron's Christmas Mourning is heading to Jo Ann H from Las Cruces, NM.  Becky K. from Grayslake, IL won Donna Andrews' Six Geese A-Slaying.   The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.  And, Kathy Reichs' Spider Bones will be sent to Paul A. of Beverly Hills, MI.  The publicist will be sending it.

I have two more Christmas crime books to give away this week.  Would you like to win an autographed copy of Cleo Coyle's Holiday Grind?   When Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend coffeehouse, finds Santa gunned down in an alley, she's convinced it was more than a random mugging.  Between baking, running the coffeehouse, and investigating the murder of St. Nick, Clare has her hands full. 

Seventeen masters of suspense wrote stories for Otto Penzler's The Mysterious Bookshop.  Penzler commissioned the stories, one a year, to be given as presents for his customers.  Now, he's gathered them in Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop.   The book kicks off with a story from the late Donald E. Westlake.  Over the years, stories were written by authors such as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Mary Higgins Clark.  Penzler had three stipulations for the stories.  They had to be "Set during the Christmas season, involve a mystery, and have at least some of the action take place at The Mysterious Bookshop."  How can a mystery lover resist the chance to win this book?

Which book do you want to try to win, Holiday Grind or Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop? You can enter to win both but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject line should read either "Win Holiday Grind" or "Win The Mysterious Bookshop." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.

The contest will end Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. MT. The winners will be selected by random number generator. I'll notify the winners and mail the books the next day. Good luck!

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