Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Steven Hockensmith's The Crack in the Lens will go to Helen K. of Winchester, VA. Sandy O. from Milford, OH will receive Tim Dorsey's Electric Barracuda. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
This week we'll go back in time for two historical mysteries. I have an autographed ARC of Kelli Stanley's The Curse-Maker. Stanley takes readers to Bath in Roman Britain, where physician Arcturus is on holiday with his wife. A dead body is found floating in the sacred spring, the body of a curse maker whose curses actually come true. As one murder follows another, it looks like there is a curse on Arcturus. And, to prevent any curses falling on the reader, Kelli Stanley has stamped the book with a blessing.
Or, you could go back in further in time with P.C. Doherty's The Spies of Sobeck. In 1477 B.C., treacherous forces are on the rise in Egypt, threatening the power of Pharaoh-Queen Hatusu. Imperial messengers and members of the elite army are disappearing. When the former chief scout of the Spies of Sobeck is murdered, it's up to Amerotke, Chief Judge of the Hall of Two Truths, to deal with treason and murder.
So would you like to win the mystery set in Roman Britain or ancient Egypt? You can enter to win both, but I'll need separate entries. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject lines should read either "Win The Curse-Maker" or "Win The Spies." Include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. Entrants from the U.S. only please.
The contest will end at 6 PM MT on Thursday, March 3. I'll use a random number generator to pick the winners, and the books will go out on Friday. Good luck!