Congratulations to the winners in the Lighter Side contest. Elaine Viets' Killer Cuts will go to Blanche R. from Glendale, AZ. The Crack in the Lens by Steve Hockensmith goes to Renee G. from Valleyford, WA. I'll put the books in the mail tomorrow.
This week, law enforcement is the featured topic for the book giveaways. If you haven't yet met Texas Ranger and criminal profiler Sarah Armstrong, you're in for a treat. Singularity was the debut thriller by true crime author Kathryn Casey. I have an ARC of this book that puts Armstrong in a sticky situation. The single mother and Texas Ranger has one of the deadliest cases of her career, a killer who poses bodies in grotesque ways. Casey skillfully intertwines Armstrong's working life and her personal life in a terrific mystery.
Or, you could win an ARC of Ridley Pearson's latest Sheriff Walt Fleming thriller. As sheriff in Sun Valley, Idaho, Fleming has to deal with the rich and famous, and plots against them. He's prepared to handle crime that surrounds the auction of three pricey bottles of wine. He isn't quite as prepared to handle his nephew's disappearance, when a teenage girl, an airplane, and a group of criminals are involved.
Your choices are, Singularity or Killer Summer. You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries for each. If you'd like to win one, 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 either Win "Singularity" or Win "Killer Summer". Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. PT. Jim will draw the winners at that time. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!