One lucky winner will receive a copy of Fred Van Lente's Ten Dead Comedians just after it's released on July 11. the book will be coming from the publisher, so it's receiving a longer description. As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy “blue collar” comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon. All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without cell phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why?
A darkly clever take on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and other classics of the genre, Ten Dead Comedians is a marvel of literary ventriloquism, with hilarious comic monologues in the voice of every suspect. It’s also an ingeniously plotted puzzler with a twist you’ll never see coming!
FRED VAN LENTE is the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of the comics Odd Is on Our Side, Archer & Armstrong, and Action Philosophers! He also co-wrote the graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens, which was made into a film starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.
The other humorous mystery I'm giving away is an ARC of E. J. Copperman's Edited Out. Mystery author Rachel Goldman and the real-life incarnation of her title character Duffy Madison team up in a case that brings them closer to Duffy's unknown past in this entertaining story.
Which book would you like to win? You can enter both giveaways, but I need separate entries. Send the email to Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Your subject heading should read either "Win Ten Dead Comedians" or "Win Edited Out." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please.
Because of my schedule next week, this contest will end Wed., June 12 at 5 PM CT.