Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's the Year of the Mystery (GIVEAWAY!)

The Year of Mysterious Giveaways

I have been thinking a lot about my love for the Mystery/Thriller genre. I love the drama, the suspense, the creation of a new series, serial killers, psychotic ivy league wannabe murderers, gothic haunted house stories, salty sexy cop/detectives, conspiracies, whodunnits, cozies, crazies and women with secrets and the men that love and kill for them. and vice versa.You name it in the mystery genre, I'm probably going to go for it.

This is why I've decided to name this the Year of the Mystery...for me. With the start of my very first challenge, the A-Z Mystery Author Challenge, it's the perfect setting for me to dive into all things mystery.

In addition to reading more mystery and having more guest reviewers reviewing mystery, I have decided to also do a monthly giveaway. I am hoping to give away some new or newish mystery titles or one of my favorites from the year off my own shelf. So far I have the next few months supplied with new mystery books to give away!

I realize I am starting mid-month so don't be surprised when you see another giveaway starting March 1.

My first mysterious giveaway is Bury your Dead by Louise Penny.

From Goodreads: It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to celebrate but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the seemingly peaceful Literary and Historical Society--where an obsessive historian's search for the missing remains of the founder of Quebec ends bizarrely in murder. Injured himself and in need of rest, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French.

Meanwhile, he receives letter after letter from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "
It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know." Despite the overwhelming case against Olivier, Gamache sends his deputy back to Three Pines to make sure that nothing was overlooked.

Through it all, in his painstaking quest for justice, Gamache must relive the terrible events that killed one of his men before he can begin to bury his dead

* Thank you to Ann Marie @ Get Red PR for supplying the book for this contest.

Contest rules are simple.
* Follow my blog.
* Leave your email.
* Live in the United States.
* Answer, "Do you have a favorite mystery author/book?"

Winner will be picked February 28.

Stay tuned on March 1 for my next giveaway, Thieves of Darkness by Richard Doetsch.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Gina said...

Great post ladies! I'm glad one of her dreams has been on to that other one which is something we all seem to share. Comments are one of a bloggers best friends. Thanks for sharing! Off to check out the site....

Tales of Whimsy said...

The year of mystery? I love that! It's almost like at the end of the year it should have a photo montage to go with it ;)

(not an entry)

Movie Passenger said...

My favorite mystery author is probably Laura Lippman. Please count me in for your giveaway!

Senator said...

Another! Oh my! Awesomesauce!

I can't wait for you to review "Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls" (please say you are)!!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

This would be perfect for your A to Z Mystery challenge since I'm doing J through P! My favorite mystery author (I guess he's mystery, sort of) is Caleb Carr. I loved The Alienist and his Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Italian Secretary, was also very good.

I'm a loyal GFC follower.


Laura L. said...

Hi Michelle! I'm a friend of Cheryl's in Atlanta, and she turned me on to your blog a while ago. I've enjoyed it, and am thrilled that you're reviewing even more mysteries! I read quite a lot of mystery series, but my absolute favorite is Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone series. I also love Nevada Barr, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Laura Lippman, the list is endless! This one sounds interesting. I would love to win a copy. lauraleighann[at]gmail[dot]com.

bitt said...


Mary Higgens Clark

Ryan said...

I think I would have to go with Agatha Christie on this one, I'm sure nobody is surprised by that answer. Thanks for the giveaway.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Wonderful idea!! I follow and love your blog. I have so many mystery authors I love to read it is too hard to pick just one. I would love to enter your giveaway!!

dollycas79 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I have always enjoyed Agatha Cristi.


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I really like Erica Spindler as a mystery writer and I would love to
read this book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Jill Buck said...

Count me in! buckfamily at As to a favorite mystery, I have kind of gotten away from them lately. I enjoyed discovering Anne Canedo's cozy knitting mysteries adn used to LOVe Barbara Michaels but now I never know if I;ve already read the book or not so I haven't read any of hers lately.