Friday, May 18, 2018

A 1920s Giveaway

This week's contest features two mysteries set in the 1920s, one in India, and one in England. I think you'll enjoy these books, if you win.

Abir Mukherjee's second mystery, A Necessary Evil, is set in India. And, let me assure you, you don't need to have read the first book, A Rising Man. I hadn't read the first when I reviewed this. Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant "Surrender-Not" Banerjee of the Calcutta Police Force investigate the assassination of a Maharajah's son. It's an intricately plotted, elaborate mystery, atmospheric and dramatic. Wyndham, the narrator, is honest about his flaws. He's a brooding, complex character. But, there's also a great deal of humor in this story.

Or, you can enter to win a series debut. Barbara Cleverly's Fall of Angels is the first Detective Inspector Redfyre Investigates mystery. Set in Cambridge in 1923, it introduces Detective Inspector John Redfyre, an educated veteran of the Great War. He's the perfect detective on the scene to investigate when a young woman, a trumpeter, suffers from a near fatal fall at a Christmas concert. This is a mystery of its time, with suffragettes and music and changes in society.

Which mystery would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries.  Email me at Your subject line should read either "Win A Necessary Evil" or "Win Fall of Angels." Please include your name and mailing address. The contest will end Thursday, May 24 at 5 PM CT. Entries from the U.S. only, please.


Liz said...

Enjoyed Cleverly's first series.

Lesa said...

You'll have to try this one, Liz.

mirlacca said...

I was so disappointed to get an error messaage at first for this link, but it works now! Hurray!

Lesa said...

I'm glad it's working as well.