Friday, April 04, 2014

Left Coast Crime Giveaway

I haven't had book giveaways the last few weeks because I was at conferences, first the Public Library Association, and then Left Coast Crime. So, I thought it was the perfect time to hold a Left Coast Crime giveaway featuring some of the authors who were honored there.

Brad Parks was Toastmaster at this conference. He interviewed Sue Grafton, served on panels, sang at the Awards Banquet, and introduced authors. He even won the Lefty Award for his Carter Ross mystery, The Good Cop. And, release date for the latest Carter Ross book, The Player, was in March. So, I'm giving away an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of The Player. Follow Carter and an intern into a neighborhood where people are getting sick and even dying. Then, Carter gets sick.

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Both authors were named Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America. They answered questions on the last day of the conference. They have written only a few books together, including the Carpenter and Quincannon mysteries. I'm giving away a copy of The Spook Lights Affair, the latest in that series that features two detectives in 1895 San Francisco. Cases involve a woman who jumps from a parapet in front of Carpenter, a burglary, and a man who claims to be Sherlock Holmes.

Which mystery would you like to win? Email me at Your subject heading should read either "Win The Player" or "Win The Spook Lights Affair." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please. The contest will end Thursday, April 10 at 6 PM CT.


Margie Bunting said...

Just finished The Player last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now that I've met Brad, it's hard not to picture him as protagonist Carter Ross! The Spook Lights Affair was also a great read and I look forward to Muller and Pronzini's next joint effort, coming up in December, I believe.

Lesa said...

Oh, Margie, I always picture Brad as Carter Ross. The description of his clothes...Brad always points out that he's wearing exactly what Carter would wear, and he's the same height, etc. And, I loved hearing Muller and Pronzini together.