Friday, November 02, 2018

Winners and Murder in the 1920s

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Christi K. from Arlington, TX won Haunted Hayride with Murder. Sue R. from Allen, TX will receive Death Bakes a Pecan Pie. The books are going out in the mail today.

This week, I'm giving away two mysteries set in the 1920s. In Carola Dunn's The Corpse at the Crystal Palace, Daisy Dalrymple's casual outing to the Crystal Place in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn. Daisy brings family members and Nanny Gilpin to the Palace, but the nanny goes off to the ladies room and fails to return. When Daisy goes looking, she finds another woman dead, dressed in a nanny's uniform, and Daisy's stepdaughter finds Mrs. Gilpin lying unconscious in a small lake. Together with her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alex Fletcher, Daisy looks into the mysterious case of nannies.




It's 1927 in Frances Brody's Death in the Stars. Eclipse fever grips England, and Kate Shackleton agrees to accompany Selina Fellini, a theater star, to a viewing party. But, Selina's co-star disappears during the eclipse, and is later found dead. Kate soon finds that two other members of the theater troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. Kate sets about investigating, but when Selina's husband shows up, a man who had been injured in the war and is subject to violent mood swings, Kate wonders what else is in play.

Nannies or theater? 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 subject line should read either "Win Nannies" or "Win Theater." Please include your name and mailing address. The giveaway will end Thursday, November 8 at 5 PM CT. Entries from the U.S. only, please.


11 comments:

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

They both sound interesting. But I'd be especially interested in The Corpse in the Crystal Palace. I love that period of English history.

Lesa said...

Actually, Elizabeth, one takes place in 1928 & one in 1927. You could enter to win either one of them.

Charlotte said...
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Charlotte said...

These two authors are new to me. I will read a sample of these two books. Like the covers on these books.

Daniele K said...

I've been meaning, for years, to read both of these authors. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

KimmiE said...

I LOVE anything having to do with that era! I'd be so excited to win these. kehrenhaft at gmail dot com

Lesa said...

Daniele & Kimmie, If you come back, please email me to enter the giveaways.

Lesa said...

Charlotte, Both authors have series, so you might be able to find earlier books in your library as well!

Anonymous said...

Corpse at the Crystal Palace would be great, but the other book looks good too.

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Taylor R Williams said...

I would love to win Death in the Stars, as my library doesn't have it.