Friday, February 13, 2015

Winners and Summer Dreaming Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of last week's giveaway. Natalie S. from Hyde Park, MA won Rosie Genova's The Wedding Soup Murder. Death of a Crabby Cook by Penny Pike goes to Glen D. from Yuba City, CA. I'm mailing the books today.

I think most of us are tired of winter, so this week, I'm giving away summer mysteries. And, they're both award nominees as well.

Julia Keller's Summer of the Dead is a Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. It's high summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia, but no one is is enjoying it with a killer stalking the small town. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelson are baffled by a murderer who seems to "come and go like smoke on the mountain". And, Bell has to cope with the return of her sister from prison, while she's still dealing with her own return to her hometown.

A Demon Summer brings back G.M. Malliet's spy turned cleric, Max Tudor. Father Max is sent to investigate when the 15th Earl of Lislelivet complains that someone tried to poison him. Because the poison was in a fruitcake that came from an abbey, the bishop asks Max to look into it. And, as soon as Max arrives, a body is found in the cloister well. The latest mystery featuring Father Max is an Agatha Award nominee for Best Novel.

Which award nominee would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject heading should read either "Win Summer of the Dead" or "Win A Demon Summer." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

Here's an important note. Because of my schedule next week, this contest will end early, at 6 PM CT on Tuesday, Feb. 17 so I can mail the books on Wednesday. Good luck!

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