Congratulations to the winners of the Touch of Europe contest. Murder in the Palais Royal by Cara Black will go to Barbara W. in Cary, NC. Norma Jean G. of Hershey, NE is the winner of Victoria Laurie's Ghouls Gone Wild. The books will go out in the mail tomorrow.
This week, I have two autographed mysteries to give away. Nowadays, you might know the author as Juliet Blackwell. But, Julie Goodson-Lawes is half of the writing team of Hailey Lind. Under that name, there will be a new book out this year, Arsenic and Old Paint. I have an autographed ARC of Shooting Gallery, the second book in the Art Lover's Mystery series to give away. Annie Kincaid has been working as an honest faux finisher in San Francisco. So, why does she continue to get caught up in crime? This time, she's the one who discovers the body of an artist at a prestigious gallery's new exhibition. Then there's that missing Chagall.
Or you could win Alan Bradley's debut mystery, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. If you haven't met Flavia de Luce, now is your chance to meet the young aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. Oh, and did I mention that Flavia is only eleven, lives in a rambling mansion in 1950s England, and finds a dying man in the family cucumber patch? Bradley's book won the 2009 Dilys Award for the book that independent mystery booksellers most enjoyed selling last year. Now is your chance to own an autographed copy of it!
So, do you want to win Shooting Gallery or The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie? You can enter to win both books, 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 "Shooting Gallery" or Win "Sweetness." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. PT. The winners will be selected by random number generator. The winners will be notified, and the books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!
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