Sunday, July 07, 2013

Crime Fighting Under Communism Giveaway

This week, I'm giving away two mysteries set in Communist countries where it's not easy to be a detective.

Enigma of China is Qiu Xiaolong's latest mystery. Publishers Weekly said, "The dilemmas of being an
ethical cop in a police state have rarely been as neatly delineated." Chief Inspector Chen Cao is a poet by training who was assigned by the party to the Police Department. He's one of the most respected men in Chinese law enforcement, so he's called in to sign off on a death as a suicide. However, when the facts don't add up, Chen risks angering those in power if he investigates the death as a homicide.

Or, you could win William Ryan's The Twelfth Department, set in the Stalinist Soviet Union. In Moscow in 1937, Captain Alexei Korolev has his own room in an apartment, a job in the police force, and good health. But, he's truly happy when his son comes for a visit. However, he's assigned to investigate the sensitive case of the murder on an important man. It's a case that could mean his job, or the deaths of his entire family.

Do you want to read a mystery set in China or the Soviet Union? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject heading should read either, "Win Enigma of China" or "Win The Twelfth Department." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please.  The contest will end Friday, July 12 at 6 PM CT.

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