Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Year of Mysterious Giveaways: July

26 Writers. One Mystery.

I was SO excited to come across this book AND to be given the opportunity to give one copy away to one of my readers. Thank you to the publisher for doing this with me!

I took a break from my Year of Mysterious Giveaways last month due to feeling very tired, sick, overwhelmed and crazy after my trip to NYC and BEA. This is a PERFECT book to come back with. You don't just get ONE new mystery author, you get 26! How cool is that?

Check out this description from the publisher's website and also click on the title above and it will take you to the official book page.

More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel -- a collaboration that combines the skills of America's greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.

"The lineup of writers who have contributed to this mystery is akin to the Murderers' Row of the 1927 New York Yankees. There is not a weak spot in the bunch."
—David Baldacci, from the Introduction

Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay.These are only a handful of the names that make up the all-star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, "as it passes from one creator's mind to the next."

When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco's McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. With the help of the dead woman's friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by suspect. Solving this case may be Nunn's last chance for redemption … but the shadowy forces behind Christopher's death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.

In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty-five bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale.
No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only America's very best authors could achieve.

From the Introduction of
No Rest for the Dead:

There is always that case, the one that keeps me awake at night, the one that got away. It'll always be there, gnawing at the edges of my mind. It doesn't matter that ten years have passed, it doesn't matter that the case is officially closed. An innocent woman was executed, I was the one who helped make it happen, and on the sad night when the needle was inserted into her arm, injecting her with death, part of my life ended too.
It never felt right, never made sense. Sure, there was motive and opportunity, there was the physical evidence. But if you met her, if you knew her the way I got to know her . . . It wasn't until later, after I'd taken a step back from the case, that I realized it had angles I hadn't seen, layers I hadn't uncovered, back when it mattered, back when I could have saved her….

With contributions from:
David Baldacci (Introduction)
Jeff Abbott
Lori Armstrong
Sandra Brown
Thomas Cook
Jeffery Deaver
Diana Gabaldon
Tess Gerritsen
Andrew F. Gulli
Peter James
J.A. Jance
Faye Kellerman
Raymond Khoury
John Lescroart
Jeff Lindsay
Gayle Lynds
Philip Margolin
Alexander McCall Smith
Michael Palmer
T. Jefferson Parker
Matthew Pearl
Kathy Reichs
Marcus Sakey
Jonathan Santlofer
Lisa Scottoline
R.L. Stine
Marcia Talle

Contest Rules:
July 1- July 30
Winner will be picked on July 30
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Please reside in the United States and/or Canada.

The book will be sent directly from the publisher.

Happy Reading, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Sarah M said...

This sounds like a very interesting concept to have so many authors colloborating.

StephTheBookworm said...

How cool is this!? Count me in, please!

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

Ryan said...

Me, Me, Me, Me!!!!!

Thanks so much for the opportunity. I so want this one.

Kim said...

This sounds awesome! Pick me, Pick me!!

Teresa said...

This sounds interesting. Count me in!

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karenk said...

sounds great!
please count me in...thanks :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Ann Summerville said...

What a fun book.

Hoot aka Jessy said...

This book sounds really good. I think I found a book that both my DH and I would both read.

hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Well, I managed not to miss this one! It sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance!

Of course, I'm a follower.