Friday, April 27, 2018

Winners and an Exotic Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. A Crime of Poison is going to Marilyn W. of Sheffield, AL. I had two copies of The Purloined Puzzle. They're going to Donna B. from Garnet Valley, PA and Glen D. of Yuba City, CA. They're going out in the mail today.

These week, I'm offering mysteries with exotic settings. You can "travel" to Italy with David P. Wagner's A Funeral in Mantova. Rick Montoya, a self-employed translator in Italy is working for an American, Angelo Rondini, who has been invited to his cousin's funeral. But, the local cop, Inspector Crespi, asks Rick to work undercover in the murder investigation. Of course, Rondini wants them to discover his cousin's murderer. This is an atmospheric mystery, filled with glorious food and scenery.

Or, you can visit Greece in Jeffrey Siger's latest Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis mystery, An Aegean April. The island of Lesvos has become a flashpoint for the refugee crisis. But, it also becomes the center of a murder investigation when the patriarch of a shipping clan, a man with an idea to relieve the issue, is assassinated. And, a local aid worker, a refugee himself, is found at the crime scene. But, the American in charge of the NGO pushes Kaldis to investigate. This is a powerful, riveting story.

Which mystery 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 A Funeral in Mantova" or "Win An Aegean April." Please include your name and mailing address. The giveaway will end Thursday, May 3 at 5 PM CT. Entries from the U.S. only, please.


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

The Siger is worth reading like the rest of the series.

Lesa said...

Oh, it is, Jeff. I love this series.

Charlotte said...

I am reading a sample of his first book.
I am thrilled that I found all his books at my library.
That is two series I found this week at my library.
That doesn’t happen often enough.

So far I like what I am reading.

Thanks Lesa and Jeff for your in put on this series.

Have either one of you read any books by Dick Francis?

Lesa said...

I read a few Dick Francis yeeearrrs ago, Charlotte. That's how long it's been. I liked the other things you learned, besides racing. One was a little too graphic for me. My sister loved his books, and read all of them.

Again, Jeffrey's are a little violent at time, but appropriate.