Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winners and Mysteries set in the early 20th Century

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. C.J. Box’ Back of Beyond will go to G.S.M. of Houston, TX. Kat B. of Winterset, IA will receive Sandi Ault’s Wild Penance. I’ll put the books in the mail tomorrow.

This week, I’m giving away two mysteries set in the first half of the twentieth century. Irene Fleming’s The Brink of Fame takes readers into the early days of American cinema. Emily Daggett Weiss thinks the film production company she owns with her husband is thriving, until she arrives in Arizona in 1914 to find he lost the studio in a poker game. Left penniless, Emily gets a job in California. It has one catch. She has to find a missing film star before she can direct her first film.

Or you could win Mignon F. Ballard’s Miss Dimple Disappears, a mystery set in Georgia in 1942. No one at the school in Elderberry, Georgia, suspect anything more than a heart attack when the custodian is found dead, apparently of a heart attack. But, when Miss Dimple Kilpatrick, a fixture at the school for more than forty years, disappears the following day, town residents are shaken. School teacher Charlie Carr and her friend, Annie, decide to investigate, and they uncover danger surprisingly close to home.

1914 or 1942, which do you prefer? You can enter to win both contests, but I need separate entries. Send your entries to me at The subjects should read, either “Win The Brink of Fame” or “Win Miss Dimple Disappears.” Please include your name and mailing address in the body of the entry. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

The contest will end at 6 p.m. MT on Thursday, Feb. 2. I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winners, and mail the books out on Friday


Karen C said...

Both certainly sound interesting, just a bit different from my usual read. It's a good thing I like to branch out every now and then!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lesa! You always choose such interesting books! Kat B.