Here’s another edition of FYI. I hope you find this information helpful and interesting!
Patricia Stoltey is offering another fabulous mystery/thriller package giveaway on her excellent blog. The lucky winner will receive 10 books (nearly all of them signed) by authors including Jeffrey Deaver, Beth Groundwater, Sandi Ault and Robert Spiller.
The deadline for entering this fabulous giveaway is 20 February. Sorry, U.S. residents only : (.
Rhian at It’s a Crime! (or a Mystery…) is kindly offering a signed copy of Jenn Asworth’s A Kind of Intimacy for entrants into her competition. All you need to do is leave a comment explaining how you feel you might relate to the protagonist, Annie. This competition is open until midnight, 14 February.
Here’s a synopsis of the book:
Annie is morbidly obese, lonely and hopeful. She narrates her own increasingly bizarre attempts to ingratiate herself with her new neighbours, learn from past mistakes and achieve a ""certain kind of intimacy"" with the boy next door. Though Annie struggles to repress a murky history of violence, secrets and sexual mishaps her past is never too far behind her, finally shattering her denial in a compelling and bloody climax. A quirky and darkly comic debut - giving readers a glimpse of a clumsy young woman who has too much in common with the rest of us to be written off as a monster.
Sorry, UK residents only : (
I received an Email from a representative of Vanguard Press offering me a complimentary copy of Watchlist in return for a review. As those of you kind enough to read Confessions… know, I don’t really do book reviews. However, I know that several of you folks do. So if you are interested in receiving a copy of Watchlist in return for a review, you can contact Dawn Rodriguez of BookCurrents at email@example.com. I don’t know whether they ship to non-US folks…
Here’s a synopsis of the book:
From International Thriller Writers, comes two powerful novellas featuring the same thrilling cast of characters in one major suspenseful package. The Chopin Manuscript and The Copper Bracelet are collaborations of some of the world’s greatest thriller writers, including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, and Jeffery Deaver, who conceived the characters and set the plots in motion. The other authors each wrote a chapter and Deaver then completed what he started, bringing both novellas to their startling conclusions.In the first novella, The Chopin Manuscript, former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure from his past: the man known only as Faust.
Harold Middleton returns in The Copper Bracelet—the explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript—as he’s drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware that his prey has changed and that the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III?
Buckingham books has let me know of several terrific runs of books by Ross Thomas, Tom Bradby, Karin Slaughter, Peter Dickinson, Robert Crais and Loren Estleman.
The list of books is rather long for me to mention on one post. However, if anyone is interested in finding out exactly which books Buckingham Books is offering and the prices, please leave me a comment with your Email address and I’ll be happy to forward you the details.