Thursday, November 08, 2012

Winners & a Christmas Mystery Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Catherine M. of New York City won Tasha Alexander's Death in the Floating City. (I hope you're getting mail, electricity, etc., Catherine!) June H. of Silver Spring, MD won Jacqueline Winspear's Elegy for Eddie. The books will go in the mail tomorrow.

I kicked off the Christmas book reviews yesterday, so I'm going to kick off Christmas giveaways today. So, the books will arrive in plenty of time for holiday reading. I had planned to kick off Cleo Coyle's special contest this week, but I'm going to wait a week. Cleo lives in New York, and I haven't heard if she's ready for that contest. Instead, I'm going to offer two Christmas mysteries relating to food.

Kate Kingsbury's new Pennyfoot Hotel mystery is a holiday one, The Clue is in the Pudding. Cecily Sinclair Baxter is forced to hire a temporary housekeeper for the hotel, a woman who fights with everyone, including an actor who drops dead after the huffy woman serves him some plum pudding. The housekeeper may be the number one suspect, but Cecily suspects someone else might be a killer.

Maybe you would like to win Livia J. Washburn's Wedding Cake Killer. Phyllis Newsom helped her best friend plan a Christmas wedding in Weatherford, Texas. Phyllis is happy to host the event, despite the forecast of a snowstorm that could be a recipe for disaster. When the new groom is found dead at a bed-and-breakfast, Phyllis' newlywed friend is the top suspect.

Which Christmas mystery would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject heading should read either "Win Pudding" or "Win Cake." Please include your name and mailing address.

The contest will end next Saturday, Nov. 17 at 5 a.m. MT. Good luck!


Judy said...

I could use a little cozy disaster/holiday with friends, an actor and a temp housekeeper and food. The covers are tempting :)

Anonymous said...

Your giveaways are fun, Lesa. I'm always introduced to books I haven't necessarily heard of other places.


Robyn said...

I love free giveaways! Please count me in! I have a new book that I just love called, "The Sacred Impostor" by author J.R. Lankford. Underlying The Sacred Impostor’s thrilling plotline – the planned kidnap of a reportedly sacred child – is a rivalry between two women who couldn’t be more different. One is considered by some a new Madonna, the other a whore; one is mesmerizing, the other plain; one reluctantly marries a man the other passionately desires.

rhonda said...

Sounds like fun holiday. Reading.thanks for giveaway