Friday, February 21, 2014

Winners and a Gritty Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Jo D. of Eugene, OR won Elizabeth Craig's Quilt Trip. Linda R. of Dickinson, TX will receive Carol Ann Martin's Tapestry of Lies. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

This week, I'm offering some grittier mysteries. Rick Gavin's books featuring cop-turned-repo man Nick Reid and his partner Desmond have been called "Delta noir". Gavin drags readers through the Delta sludge in  Nowhere Nice. Nick's old meth-dealer adversary, Boudrot, has escaped from the local penitentiary, and, since they helped put him there, Nick and Desmond are't happy. Boudrot is going after anybody remotely involved in his incarceration, and Nick and Desmond are the only ones who can stop him. Looking for colorful euphemisms, entertaining dialogue, and rough-hewn characters? You might want Nowhere Nice.

D.E. Johnson takes readers north to early 20th century Detroit in Detroit Shuffle. Will Anderson, a car-factory heir and amateur sleuth, breaks up a women's suffrage rally when he thwarts a gunman set on killing his lover, Elizabeth Hume. But, no one else saw the man, and no one believes Will. Will has to unravel a complicated tapestry of blackmail, double-dealing, conspiracy and murder before the killer has the next chance to strike.

North or South? You can enter to win both books, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your entry should read either "Win Nowhere Nice" or "Win Detroit Shuffle." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please. The contest will end Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 PM CT.

1 comment:

Karen C said...

Congratulations to the winners!