Friday, September 18, 2020

Winners & An Italian Mystery Giveaway

 Congratulations to the winners of the last giveaway. The copies of Case Pending are going to Ed H. from Arroyo Grande, CA and Laurie L. from Columbia, MD. The books are going out in the mail today.

We can't go to Europe right now, but we can still be armchair travelers. This week, I'm offering two mysteries set in Italy. James W. Ziskin takes Ellie Stone to Florence, Italy in Turn to Stone.


In Florence for a symposium where she's to accept a posthumous award for her late family, Ellie ends up quarantined with some of the scholars. When the body of the man who organized the symposium is fished from the river, Ellie must investigate to learn if one of her new friends is a killer.

Mario Giordano's Auntie Poldi and the Handsome Antonio is a little more lighthearted.


All the irascible Auntie Poldi wanted from her Sicilian retirement was time to enjoy the sunshine, a free-flowing supply of wine, and a sultry romance with Chief Inspector Vito Montana. But, her idyll is rudely disrupted when her estranged cheat of a husband shows up, begging for help. He's Detective Inspector John Owenya with the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs. Before Aunt Poldi can resume her social life, she has to help John find his half-brother and learn why the Sicilian and Tanzanian mobs are after him. The only clue? A postcard with a phone number and the name "Handsome Antonio". 

Which mystery do you want to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Your subject heading should read either "Win Turn to Stone" or "Win Auntie Poldi." Please include your name and mailing address. The giveaway will end Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5 PM CT. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

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