Friday, January 24, 2014

Winners and an Edgar Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Christy Fifield's Murder Sends a Postcard goes to Kiki W. in Pleasant Garden, NC. Eleanor G. from Verona, PA won James W. Hall's Going Dark. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

Mystery Writers of America recently announced this year's Edgar Award nominees. The winners will be announced on May 1. This week, I'm giving away one nominee and one book by a Grand Master.

Carolyn Hart is one of this year's Grand Masters, a well-deserved award. I recently reviewed one of her early books that has just been reprinted.  Death By Surprise is a departure for her, a detective story in the hard-boiled tradition. When a woman is murdered after trying to blackmail members of the Carlisle family, K.C. Carlisle is determined to prove her cousin is innocent, but the search may point to another family member.

Daniel Stashower's book has been nominated for Best Fact Crime. I have a hardcover of The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War to give away. I still have a copy that I want to read. I just haven't had a chance yet. It's the true story of the plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln during his train trip to Washington to be sworn in as President.

A mystery or nonfiction crime book? Which would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please. The giveaway will end at 6 PM CT on Thursday, Jan. 30.


Jane R said...

Both of these titles have been sitting on my book list for awhile now. Unfortunately that list seems to growing (actually, that's not a bad thing at all!)

Have a great weekend, Lesa!

Lesa said...

My list continues to grow, too, Jane, so you're not alone! Thank you! You have a great weekend as well!

rakhi said...

Thanks you so much! I appreciate it!! I am so excited for you new book!!