Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mystery/Thriller Book Giveaway

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."
----------Ray Bradbury (from

And that's exactly why I've decided to give away these excellent books, even some of those signed by the author. There's no reason to keep them on my bookshelves when they could be shared. Each is gently read and in perfect to good condition.

I apologize for restricting this giveaway to readers from the U.S., but the cost of mailing books outside the country is prohibitive. Within the states, media mail is relatively speedy and very affordable.

This time around, I'm giving away a mystery/thriller package containing the following:

Wilder Rumors by Molly MacRae
Gone for Good by Harlan Coben
Flipping Out by Marshall Karp (signed first edition)
Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti (signed first edition)
Dead Men's Dust by Matt Hilton (signed first edition)
Silver Lies by Ann Parker (signed trade paperback)
Retirement Homes are Murder by Mike Befeler (signed first edition)
Living With Your Kids is Murder by Mike Befeler (with first run cover art which was corrected in next print run)

How to Enter:

1. Send one (and only one) e-mail to:

info at

(you already know you have to put the address together with the @ sign in the appropriate place so I won't explain all that). :)

2. Put "Books" in the subject line.

3. Include your real name and your mailing address in the body of the e-mail. I will never give away or sell your mailing address nor will I put your address on a personal mailing list.

4. The deadline to enter this book giveaway is January 31, 2010.

5. Any entry that does not follow the four rules listed above will be discarded.

Remember, only one entry will count per person.


Jemi Fraser said...

Someone will be a lucky winner! I'm a Canadian, so it won't be me, but I understand. Shipping is so expensive! Good luck to everyone else :)

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Another Canadian saying good luck to all!

Mason Canyon said...

These all sound like wonderful books and the fact that some are signed first editions make them extra special. I admire the fact that you can give them away. I understand that it's better to share and have other read them, but at the same time I am a pack rat when it comes to books. A great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love mysteries. I will find time tomorrow and shoot you an email.

Thanks for this wonderful book giveaway!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great books! And it's always nice to pass them along, isn't it? I try to do the same with many of mine...gets the authors new readers and keeps me from having groaning bookshelves!

Mystery Writing is Murder
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

Anonymous said...

I'm also having a giveaway! :)
Parting with books is never easy, good job.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Carolyn, you are so right. It's not easy. But I resolved to eliminate clutter this year and that means lots of books must go.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Jemi and Elspeth -- And you are two of my most faithful visitors too. Doesn't seem fair...

Karen Walker said...

HI there,
Just wanted you to know there's a surprise for you on my blog tomorrow.

Margot Kinberg said...

Good luck to everyone!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Great giveaway! Crossing my fingers on this one. Good luck to al!

The Old Silly said...

Stickler for the the rules, hmm? lol, okay I'll comply. Neat idea, Patricia, and very generous.

Marvin D Wilson

Dar said...

No need to enter me. Just popping in to say this is posted at Win a Book for you.

Haleyknitz said...

I entered! yay, this is my favorite genre. I hope I win :D

Kaye said...

How generous! I love mysteries and will shoot you an e mail post hast.

Carol M said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love mysteries and thrillers!

irishoma said...

How did I almost miss this contest? What a generous offer. I need to put my name in the hat and mention the contest on my blog before the deadline.
Donna Volkenannt