Sharing Books and Authors, with an emphasis on Mysteries.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Winners and a Historical Mystery Giveaway
Congratulations to the winners of the cozy mysteries. Wendy Lyn Watson's Scoop to Kill will go to Kat B. from Winterset, IA. And, Kevin R. of Plano, TX will receive E.J. Copperman's Night of the Living Deed. I'll put them in the mail tomorrow.
This week, I'm giving away copies of the two fascinating historical mysteries I reviewed earlier this month. Carol K. Carr's debut mystery, India Black, takes readers back to Victorian England where India Black, a madam, tries to hide the body of a man who died in her house, only to be blackmailed into a deadly spy game. This debut has a wonderful cast of characters, and a non-stop plot.
If you prefer the United States and Europe in the twentieth century, you might want to read Jed Rubenfeld's The Death Instinct. Rubenfeld built an intriguing story around events that aren't well-known, including a Wall Street bombing that killed 400 people in September 1920. Whether it's an investigation of the bombing, or medicine on the battlefields of World War I, this is another powerful historical mystery, involving characters such as Sigmund Freud and Madame Curie.
So, which mystery would you like to win, India Black or The Death Instinct? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject lines should read either, "Win India Black," or "Win The Death Instinct." Include your name and mailing address. Entrants from the U.S. only please.
The contest will end Thursday night, Jan. 27 at 6 PM MT. I'll use a random number generator to pick the winners, and the books will go out in the mail on Friday. Good luck!