Congratulations to the winners in last week's contest. John P. in Washington, D.C. won the ARC of Hidden Moon by James Church. Unspoken by Mari Jungstedt will be sent to Kayce C. in Knoxville, TN. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
This week, the contest has an award connection. As promised, when I went to hear Louise Ure talk about her latest book, The Fault Tree, I bought a copy of her first book, Forcing Amaryllis. This autographed book was the Shamus Award winner for Best First Novel. Set in Tucson, Arizona, it's a beautifully written mystery about a jury consultant who stumbles into clues about her sister's past.
John Hart's Down River was just nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. I'm offering an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of this story of a man who returns home to North Carolina, only to confront family secrets and the troubles that drove him away.
So, Forcing Amaryllis or Down River? You can enter twice, once to win each title if you so choose.
If you'd like to win one of these books, email me at Email me!. If that link doesn't work for you, the email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should read Win...the title of the book, whichever book you want. Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, February 7 at 6 a.m. MT. Jim will draw the winners at that time. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail the next morning. Good luck!