As promised, I have a terrific giveaway to kick off 2016. Anne Cleeland has offered to give away one set of her New Scotland Yard mysteries featuring Kathleen Doyle and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton. She's a rookie, a Constable, and he's "the brilliant but enigmatic lord with a knack for solving London's most high profile homicides". And, Doyle becomes Acton's secret weapon in more ways than one. She's a human lie detector who can tell if people are telling the truth or not.
I hope the winner loves these books as much as I do. Go back and read my reviews of Murder in Thrall, Murder in Retribution, and Murder in Hindsight. These are contemporary mysteries involving a small team at Scotland Yard. However, these are mysteries for those of us who appreciate unusual characters. Neither Doyle or Acton are what you would expect from a police officer. Doyle, a Catholic, is very old-fashioned in her beliefs about justice. Acton sometimes takes action to ensure that justice will triumph.
As I said in my first review, Acton is obsessed with Doyle. These are all sexy books, so don't expect a cozy mystery, or even a traditional police procedural. Anne Cleeland's stories and characters are unique.
I love these books. In fact, I read Murder in Thrall twice. One friend loved them as well. One reader didn't understand them. And, I had another reader write me and thank me for introducing them to her. She's captivated, too.
And, if you'd like to read a snippet to get a flavor of the books, check out Cleeland's website at www.annecleeland.com, where you can read "Christmas with Acton & Doyle". She also has a historical novel on the site, "The Bengal Bridegift".
Are you ready to enter the giveaway? If you would like to win all three books, email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Your subject heading should read "Win Acton & Doyle." Please include your name and mailing address. The contest will end Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6 PM CT. I'll pass the winner's information on to Anne Cleeland so she can send the books. Entries from the U.S. only, please. Good luck!