Congratulations to the winners of the Cats in Crime mysteries. Blaize Clement's Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof will go to Jae P. from Glendale, CA. Shades of Grey by Clea Simon will go to Phyllis G. from Cheyenne, WY. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
This week, I have two crime novels on the lighter side. The Crack in the Lens is the latest book in Steve Hockensmith's Holmes on the Range series. If you're not familiar with them, they feature cowboys Otto “Big Red” Amlingmeyer and his brother Gustav “Old Red” in 1890s Montana, who got interested in being detectives after reading a Sherlock Holmes story. When they decide to search for the killer of a sweetheart Old Red once had in Texas, they find themselves in the "middle of a riot at the local cathouse, on the wrong end of a lynching party, and forced to commit the greatest crime a man can in the state of Texas, stealing horses."
Or you could win an autographed ARC of my favorite in Elaine Viets' Dead-End Job
series, Killer Cuts. This time, Helen Hawthorne has a terrific boss, as she works at Miguel Angel's Fort Lauderdale hair salon. So, when he does the bride's hair at her wedding to a notorious TV show host, and Miguel becomes a suspect in the man's murder, Helen is determined to clear his name.
Would you like to win The Crack in the Lens or Killer Cuts? 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 "Crack in the Lens" or Win "Killer Cuts". Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, Sept. 17 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!