Friday, November 22, 2019

A Hodgepodge

I have several topics to cover today, so it's a hodgepodge.

First, here are the winners of the last contest on the blog, also the last contest until January. Mary F. from Towson, MD won the copy of Silent Night, Deadly Night. Judith C. from White Bluff, TN won Finding Christmas. The books are going out in the mail today.

I'm not sure when the books will be available, but I ordered two copies of Allen Eskens' Nothing More Dangerous to give away in a contest in the new year. They're backordered from The Poisoned Pen, so I'll run the contest whenever they arrive. I'm guessing the publisher didn't know I would tell everyone I knew how much I love the book, and they just didn't print enough. (grin - not really)

I could have posted one of Sandie Herron's Have You Heard? posts here today, but I didn't think it was fair to include it at the end of a hodgepodge post. So, instead, I'm going to provide you with a link. This is the Best Crime Fiction of 2019 from Library Journal. The three of us who put this together worked hard on the list, and I think it's a good one. Unfortunately, due to deadlines, books from the last couple months of the year weren't included. But, I know one book that will be on my personal favorites that was too late for this one. Maybe the list will provide you with some ideas for gifts for your crime fiction loving friend or family member. Enjoy!

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10 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Nice list. I've read two, I'm reading the third now, and have the fourth (the Eskens) up next.

Lesa said...

I'll be interested to see what you think about the Eskens, Jeff. And, I'll wait to see your comments about the one you're reading now.

Jeff Meyerson said...

So far, I like it, enough that I finished a third of it yesterday, despite spending hours at the dentist getting a wisdom tooth extracted. (He was amazed we still had some at our age.)

Lesa said...

Oh, good, Jeff. And, sorry about that wisdom tooth. I had all mine taken out when I was 22.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Thanks, but it was fine and no problem. One minute he was asking me about where Jackie used to teach, the next...it was over and I was done.

Lesa said...

My kind of dentist appointment.

Margie Bunting said...

I took the new Eskens book out of the library this past week and am looking forward to reading it, thanks to your recommendation.

Lesa said...

Not everyone is going to love it as much as I did, Margie, but I hope you enjoy it!

Judy C. said...

Lesa,

Thank you for the copy of "Finding Christmas" by Karen Schaler. The cover is beautiful. Thanks again.

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Judy! Enjoy!