Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Year of Mysterious Giveaways: August 2011

The Year of Mysterious Giveaways: July 2011

Are you ready for this one? I am really excited to give away this new thriller by William Kent Krueger. If you have not read him, he is an extremely talented writer. He will suck you in.
This book is #11 in the Cork O'Connor series but I've been told you do not have to read them in order, unless you are super OCD about that kind of stuff.

He is a local author for me. He lives in St. Paul, MN. I had the chance to meet him many years ago during a drop by signing of his stock at my bookstore. The one thing I remember was his comment to me. He said "You are a really good bookseller!". To explain, I had to help several customers while he was waiting for me to gather up his stock to sign. He watched me for about 10 minutes bustling around! Thanks to him for that comment.

Here is a description of Northwest Angle from the author's website:

During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. Amid the wreckage, Cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive. Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where it’s impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil. Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow.

Author Website:

Contest Rules:
Runs August 2- August 30
* Please be a follower
* Please leave an email address
* Please reside in the United States or Canada.

Extra Note: For my mystery/thriller readers, could you please post about this giveaway? I am trying to branch out and find more mystery/thriller readers and I know they are out there!!!
I will add an extra entry for those that do!!!
I appreciate it!

Thank you to the publisher Atria for offering a copy to give away!

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


PoCoKat said...

GFC follower

William Kent Krueger is one of my favorites!

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PoCoKat said...

Posted the contest link on my blog:


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Linda said...

I'm a follower! This book is right up my alley. I hope I win it :)
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Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm another follower in your blog genre and will also post about your giveaway on my blog for you :) Rae

Megan said...

I am a GFC follower, ID: Megan (Celtic_Girl). I love thrillers!

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Megan said...

I blogged about this giveaway. Here is the link - Two Giveaways (August 5, 2011)

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Patricia said...

I am a new Follower of yours; and a new Follower of William Kent Krueger! I would really like to win this Giveaway!


madley (AT) cogeco (DOT) ca

Thank you for this opportunity!

Ryan said...

I have one of his other books, but haven't read it yet. It takes place in the Boundary Waters.

I would love to win this one as well.



Deborah said...

Thanks for the introduction to a new series for me. I love mysteries. They are my summer reading when the teaching year is over, and my guilty pleasure when I should be reading Russian Symbolist poetry or some such.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this mystery...sounds great.

i'm a follower :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Hoot aka Jessy said...

This is a book that both the husband and I would read. I need this to be mine :-)

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Literary Chanteuse said...

Sounds good count me in! I'm a new follower.