Friday, November 22, 2013

Guest Post, Winners and a Native American Giveaway

Today, November 22, 2013, is the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It's an anniversary that reminds me of my late husband, Jim, even more than our wedding anniversary. He read everything he could on the Kennedys and the assassination. When Kris Neri invited me to write a guest post for the Femmes Fatales blog, and offered me Nov. 22, I jumped at the chance. Join me over at today to read my anniversary post.

Congratulations to the winners of the last giveaway. Matthew R. of Halesite, NY won C.J. Box' The Highway. Beth H. of Kentucky won Terry Shames' A Killing at Cotton Hill. I'll put the books in the mail today.

It seems appropriate to give away two mysteries featuring Native Americans during Thanksgiving week. Anne Hillerman picked up her father's Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman's Daughter. When Navajo Nation police officer Bernadette Manualito witnessed the shooting of a legendary officer, she was told she couldn't participate in the investigation. Officially, she wasn't allowed to participate. That didn't mean she couldn't pool her information with her husband Sergeant Jim Chee, who was in charge of finding the shooter.

Ghost Medicine is the latest Ella Clah novel by Aimee and David Thurlo. Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah takes all her cases personally, but the murder of Harry Ute hits her hard. They dated years earlier, but he was also part of her investigative team at one time. Now, she teams up with a county cop, sharing jurisdiction in a case that might involve the secret sale of Navajo artifacts. And Ella is determined to bring Harry's killer to justice.

Which book would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject line should read either "Win Spider Woman's Daughter" or "Win Ghost Medicine." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

Because of the holiday, this giveaway will end early. Please get your entries in by Tuesday night, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. CT. I'll pick the winners and get the books out in the mail on Wednesday.


Libby Dodd said...

I find stories with native American aspects of great interest. Thanks for pointing these out.

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Libby. I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to read them!

Nancy said...

I entered both drawings. I especially want to read the Hillerman book and I'm interested in seeing if the daughter can write as well as her father. I believe I read that she is really good.

Lesa said...

I thought it was good, Nancy, although it was a different style. Good luck!

Sue Farrell said...

I like books set in the southwest---and found the Hillerman books to be excellent mysteries. I'm anxious to try the daughter's books.