Friday, October 02, 2015

Winners and A Deceptive Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Bill Crider's Half in Love with Artful Death is heading to James P. in West Monroe, LA. Robert R. from San Antonio, TX won Terry Shames' Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.

There's a short timeframe for the next giveaway since I'll be heading to Bouchercon. But, I have two terrific books to give away. The theme? Appearances are deceiving. The sleuths, one professional and one amateur, discover everything isn't always what it appears to be. Bruce DeSilva's sleuth, Liam Mulligan, isn't exactly an amateur, though, since he's an investigative reporter. In A Scourge of Vipers, the governor of Rhode Island wants to legalize sports gambling. But, her plan has unexpected consequences, and Mulligan goes rogue when the newspaper isn't interested in the story. And, someone is bent on destroying the rogue reporter.


Jean-Luc Bannalec's A Death in Brittany introduces a traditional police inspector in an idyllic French seaside village, Commissaire Georges Dupin. When a legendary hotelier is found dead, murdered, Dupin and his team identify five suspects. But, Dupin also uncovers a web of secrecy and silence in that quaint French village.

Which mystery would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Your entry should read either "Win a Scourge of Vipers" or "Win A Death in Brittany." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

As I said, there's a quick turnaround for this contest. The giveaway will end Monday, Oct. 5 at 6 PM CT so I can get the books in the mail on Tuesday.

5 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I was going to ask if you were going to Bouchercon, It will be my 16th (I think) - my first was in New York in 1977. (Yes, I'm old!) It will be my first time in Raleigh, however.

Jeff M.

Lesa said...

I hope you say hi if you see me, Jeff! I'd love to meet you. This will only be my second Bouchercon. I went to Cleveland. Next year, it will be Left Coast Crime. I try to go to one a year.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We canceled Cleveland because I got sick a couple of days before and did not want to risk getting on a plane. Too bad you missed the one in Indianapolis.

I'm sure I'll see you there.

Jeff

Lesa said...

I don't know when the Indianapolis one was, but I wasn't attending conferences when Jim was alive. Now, it would have been an easy trip for me. Looking forward to seeing you, Jeff!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Indianapolis was October 2009. St. Louis was 2010. I haven't been to the last three (Cleveland, Long Beach and Albany.)

Jeff