Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Historical Mystery Giveaway

I was so pleased to receive a question yesterday as to whether or not I was going to start the giveaways again. Yes. Now that I'm settled, I'm kicking off the giveaways with a short one. This one will end Friday night, March 8 at 6 p.m. Central Time, and I'll mail the books on Saturday. With my new location, it's easiest for me to get to the post office on Saturdays. Normally, I'll start new giveaways on Sundays, and end them on Friday night.

So, I'm kicking off the new season of giveaways with two historical mysteries. Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini joined forces for The Bughouse Affair. In the first of a new series set in 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, take on two cases that seem unrelated, one involving a pickpocket, and one a housebreaker. But, there seems to be a link. And, Quincannon finds his case impeded by a man who claims to be Sherlock Holmes.

Or maybe you prefer your mysteries set a century earlier. Eleanor Kuhns' debut mystery is A Simple Murder. In 1796, Will Rees, a traveling weaver and Revolutionary War veteran finds his runaway son in a secluded Shaker community in Maine. When a young Shaker woman is murdered, the community turns to the outsider to find the killer.

Which world would you like to read about, 1890s San Francisco or 1790s Maine? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject heading should read either "Win The Bughouse Affair" or "Win A Simple Murder." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

As I said, this one is a short giveaway. The contest ends Friday night, March 8 at 6 PM Central Time. Good luck!


Joe Barone said...

I read The Bughouse Affair and liked it. It has a Sherlock Holmes character in it.

Lesa said...

I liked it, too, Joe. My sister was upset, though, that it says it's the first in a series, but the characters have appeared elsewhere. She likes to start at the beginning.

Charlotte said...

Let the give aways fun start . :) Did not know you were going to start the very next day after I asked you, but glad to get to try again. It is fun waiting to find out if you won that week.
Thank you for this great blog and the time you spend each day putting it all together.
Give the fur babies a pet for me.

Karen C said...

Both sound good. Thanks for starting the giveaways again; as Charlotte said, it's fun waiting to see who wins.

Liz said...

Always interesting choices. Thanks.

Lesa said...

My pleasure, and I appreciate the nudge, Charlotte. I hadn't intended to start them today, but it worked out. So I appreciate it!

Karen B said...

I hated to ask for fear of appearing greedy (I've won a number of times over the years.) Thanks to your giveaways - and blog - I've discovered new authors that are now on my favorites list and blogs that are now on my reading list.
Thank you, Lesa - and a big hug! :)