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Friday, May 29, 2009

The Night Gardener ... A Murderous Giveaway!

It's a GIVEAWAY for The Night Gardener
A thriller of the murderous kind by legendary writer George Pelecanos!

I have 3 copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos to giveaway to my readers! A BIG thank you to Valerie of Hachette Book Group for making this possible!! George Pelecanos has written 15 crime novels set in and around Washington, D.C. "Bigger and even more unstoppable than his previous thrillers, George Pelecanos achieves in The Night Gardener what his brilliant career has been building toward: a novel that is a perfect union of suspense, character and unstoppable fate."

From Publishers Weekly:
Pelecanos delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C. park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops., Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight.

Fast Forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.

Listen to an excerpt here! Read an excerpt here! Visit the authors website here!

This book has gotten a lot of positive buzz! And now is your chance to win a copy!

So now about the giveaway! There are a number of ways to win, each good for one entry...
  • Leave a comment below with your email address.
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment below with the link.
  • Become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know you just became a follower. (if you're already a follower you'll automatically get an extra entry by entering the giveaway)
So if you do all of the above, you'll get 3 entries!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. (No PO Boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. I will contact the winners by email for mailing address. (Please check your email, winner must contact me within 3 days! Thanks!) Giveaway ends 11:59 pm EST June 20th! And the winners will be chosen randomly from all the entries the next day.

Good luck everyone! Let's have some fun....


Linda, Alexa & Beth
Congratulations Ladies! And thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and entered the giveaway!


Heidi V said...

Sounds like a good read from the first couple pages...


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Renee G said...

I would love to read this.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'd love to read this. :)

lilacbutterfly [at]

I'm also a follower. ;)

Anonymous said...

Great contest!

And I follow.


Yvette Kelly said...

Sounds like a good book.Would love to read it!!

Harvee said...

A mystery! Just up my alley. Count me in.

Harvee said...

I'll Twitter about it right now.

Kristi said...

I would love to win this one. I already follow.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Beth said...

I'd like to enter the giveaway!


PaulGuy said...

Looks like a good read. I'm in!

Stacia said...

Enter me, please :o) Looks like a great book!

staciahelpman @ hotmail .com

stpand said...

It sounds like a good read.
You know my email addresses.

Anonymous said...

Enter me please. :)


scottsgal said...

I'm a big fan of his books -please count me in

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janetfaye said...

I would love to enter.

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janetfaye said...

New follower.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw for this great book. Thanks!

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dottie5000 said...

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L said...

Enter me please!


L said...

I'm a follower.


L said...

I blogged about this giveaway here:


Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds so good. I love suspense. Really want to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!


Lorri S said...

This looks interesting :)

Lorri S said...

I'm a follower

Luvdaylilies said...

I would love to win this~please enter me in your giveaway!

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Unknown said...

Please enter me :)

lavery328 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

count me

Michele said...

looks like an interesting read. Please enter me.

LoveMyCoffee said...

This looks really interesting. Please enter me.

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A Reader said...

Love to win this.

Thanks for the giveaway!

A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)


A Reader said...

Posted on my blog side bar here

Carol M said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you!
Carol M
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Carol M said...

I just became a follower.
Carol M
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drey said...

I'd love to be entered.

dreyshouse at gmail dot com

& I follow.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I would love to love this awesome mystery.
Thanks for a great giveaway.

Pamela S said...

This book sounds so intense and scary. I can't wait to read it.


budletsmom said...

Sounds like an interesting book - just starting to like mysteries.


budletsmom said...

I just became a follower.


Sammie said...

I would like to be entered into your drawing. Thank you

SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

Sammie said...

I am a follower.

SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

Stanley Gary said...

Sounds like a book I could acually read start to finish.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to drop my name in the hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Julie J. said...

I'm a new follower and I would like to be entered into this contest. Thanks!


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