Win the February ’17 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

February 1, 2017

Welcome to the February bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of new books to win – some favorite authors or find a new author. To enter, go to the Win Books page. Best of luck!

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WHAT YOU BREAK by Reed Farrel Coleman: Investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy businessman’s granddaughter, Gus Murphy navigates a minefield of hostile police, street gangs, and a Russian mercenary with ties to heinous crimes committed decades earlier in Vietnam and Russia.

THE TRAPPED GIRL by Robert Dugoni: When a woman’s body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle.

INTO THE FIRESTORM by Kat Martin: Luke Brodie meets his match in fellow bounty hunter Emma Cassidy, as both of them try to hunt down a vicious criminal with whom Emma has history.

THE EXCOMS by Brett Battles: From best-selling author Brett Battles comes the first book in a spinoff series from his award-winning Jonathan Quinn thrillers.

THE FREEDOM BROKER by K. J. Howe: Kidnap-and-rescue negotiator Thea Paris’ worst nightmare comes true when her father is kidnapped and the only way to rescue him may involve an unthinkable sacrifice

DEEP DOWN DEAD by Steph Broadribb:Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong.

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY by Claudia Rowe: A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self.

You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the January ’17 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

January 1, 2017

 

Happy New Year and welcome to the January bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of new books to win – some favorite authors or find a new author. To enter, go to the Win Books page. Best of luck!

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THE RISING by Heather Graham and Jon Land: From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising.

HER EVERY FEAR by Peter Swanson: The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller—as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark—involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder.

THE PRISONER by Alex Berenson: To unmask a CIA mole, John Wells must resume his old undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi—and hope he can survive it—in this cutting-edge novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT by Darynda Jones: Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, the latest installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series.

THE BEEKEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Jane Jordan: Set on 19th century Exmoor in England, where the lives of the cottagers, blacksmiths and wealthy landowners entwine in this darkly romantic thriller.

You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the December ’16 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

December 1, 2016

 

happy-holidays-betty-boop-purple-glitterWelcome to the December bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of new books to win – some favorite authors or find a new author. To enter, go to the Win Books page. Best of luck!

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THE BONE COLLECTION by Kathy Reichs: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the hit Fox series “Bones” comes a collection of pulse-pounding stories featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan—including an all-new story that tells how she got her start!

WALK INTO SILENCE by Susan McBride: A woman vanishes from a Texas town. Did she simply run off, or is something darker at play? For Jo, whose own demons are shadowing her every step, finding Jenny becomes more than the typical protect-and-serve.

BETTER OFF THREAD by Amanda Lee: While playing elf to Captain MoeÆs Santa for sick children at a local hospital, embroidery shop owner Marcy stumbles upon the dead body of the hospitalÆs administrator and must, with the help of her police officer boyfriend and her Irish Wolfhound, find out who is trying to pin this murder on Moe.

PAINTED DOLL by Jonelle Patrick: When Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura’s phone rings with the news that his mother’s death ten years ago wasn’t an accident, his world begins to unravel.

CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE by Ronie Kendig: Kendig Ratchets Up the Action in Her New Suspense Series! Four years after a tragic mission decimated his career and his team, Cole “Tox” Russell is lured back into action when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed.

AND THEN HE WAS GONE by Joan Hall Hovey: When a man disappears, his wife is always the prime suspect. But not every woman will take that accusation lying down, as Joan Hall Hovey shows us in her new thriller, AND THEN HE WAS GONE.

You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Guest Blogger: Neil Plakcy

November 15, 2016

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I am delighted to welcome guest blogger Neil Plakcy!

About Site Filming

With the prevalence of video everywhere online, you’d think that the FBI would be on the bandwagon, taking video footage of every scene they investigate. But when I participated in the FBI’s 10-week Citizen’s Academy, presented by the Miami office, I’ve learned that’s not true.

The Bureau does use videotape in a number of ways — for example, in videos for education and training purposes. In 2015, they produced a film about an emergency response scenario at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus in Virginia. Last year, several agents came to Broward College in South Florida, where I teach, to present a film about a naïve college student recruited by the Chinese government as a spy – based on a real life incident.

The most newsworthy relates to the fatal shooting of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupier LaVoy Finicum. The Bureau released the video in order to provide “an honest and unfiltered view of what happened and how it happened,” according to comments made by Greg Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon.

Bretzing continues, “The plane is following the vehicles, and the camera sometimes pans from one vehicle to the other, a white truck in front and a Jeep in back. At other times when the vehicles are in a fixed location, the plane is flying in a pattern over that location. Because of that flight pattern, there are portions where trees obscure what is happening.”

I thought it was interesting that the press release included this note: “Pilots use Zulu Time, also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), when they fly. Zulu time is eight hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST). Therefore, although this footage was taken on January 26, 2016 in Oregon, the date/time stamp on the video shows just after midnight January 27, 2016.”

I can see how small details like that might confuse people or make them believe that the footage had been altered in some way. And how the obscured vision could also cause questions or controversy.

This video covered an ongoing action, however, rather than filming a crime scene, which is an area that I cover in my new book, The Next One Will Kill You. I learned that the Bureau has a policy against taking video footage of crime scenes as part of evidence gathering. Here’s an excerpt from the book that explains why.

“The FBI never takes video footage of a scene,” I said, remembering what I had learned at the academy.

“Why not?”

“You never know what might get into the video that might turn out to be prejudicial to a case down the road,” I said. “Like, an agent joking in the background could show evidence of prejudice.”

“And?”

“Video gives you too much information,” I said. “It makes it hard to focus in on what’s important. Taking still pictures makes you pay attention to what you want in the shot. You have to make conscious decisions about angles and lighting and what to include or leave out.”

“Very good.” We watched as the photographer turned his camera on the crowd that had assembled to watch us work.

I’d heard that it was true that criminals often returned to see first-hand the destruction they had wrought. And whoever rented the warehouse might have come over to see what was going on. So shots of the crowd might prove useful in the future.

I watched as the photographer moved in closer to the bay itself. Another agent, a blonde woman, recorded a paper list of everything that was photographed, including the specifics of each exposure. It was all part of building a case for prosecution.

A third agent had a pad and pencil and was drawing sketches of the property. With a drawing you could remove unnecessary detail that crowded a photo, and the act of drawing helped the eye focus on what was important.

I loved my time at the Citizen’s Academy, even the sessions about job applications and paperwork, because I learned so much. I covered page after page of my notebook with information and it was a real struggle not to throw it all in the first book of my Angus Green series!

To see some FBI videos: https://www.fbi.gov/news/videos
To learn more about the FBI Citizen’s Academy: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/partnerships_and_outreach/community_outreach/citizens_academies

About the Book

The Next One Will Kill You: An Angus Green Novel (Angus Green Series, Book 1)

If Angus Green is going to make it to a second case, he’s needs to survive the first one.

Angus wants more adventure than a boring accounting job, so after graduating with his master’s degree he signs up with the FBI. He’s assigned to the Miami field office, where the caseload includes smugglers, drug runners, and gangs, but he starts out stuck behind a desk, an accountant with a badge and gun.

Struggling to raise money for his little brother’s college tuition, he enters a strip trivia contest at a local bar. But when he’s caught with his pants down by a couple of fellow agents, he worries that his extracurricular activities and his status as the only openly gay agent will crash his career. Instead, to his surprise, he’s added to an anti-terrorism task force and directed to find a missing informant.

It’s his first real case: a desperate chase to catch a gang of criminals with their tentacles in everything from medical fraud to drugs to jewel theft. With every corner in this case―from Fort Lauderdale’s gay bars to the morgue―turning to mayhem, Angus quickly learns that the only way to face a challenge is to assume that he’ll survive this one―it’s the next one that will kill him.

About the Author

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Neil Plakcy has written or edited over three dozen novels and short stories in mystery, romance and erotica. He is an assistant professor of English at Broward College in South Florida, and has been a construction manager, a computer game producer, and a web developer – all experiences he uses in his fiction. His website is www.mahubooks.com.

 

To win your own ebook, please send an email to contest@gmail.com with “NEXT ONE WILL KILL YOU” as the subject.

You must include the email address where you’d like the ebook sent.

All entries must be received by November 30, 2016. Two (2) names will be drawn from all qualified entries and notified via email. This contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age in the United States only. Your ebook will be sent by Diversion Publishing.

One entry per email address. Subscribers to the monthly newsletter earn an extra entry into every contest. Follow this blog to earn another entry into every contest. Winners may win only one time per year (365 days) for contests with prizes of more than one book. Your email address will not be shared or sold to anyone.

11/16 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

The Next One Will Kill You by Neil Plakcy. Diversion Publishing (November 15, 2016). ASIN: B01KUAGZ0I. 207p.


Win the November ’16 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

November 1, 2016

Welcome to the November bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of new books to win – some favorite authors or find a new author. To enter, go to the Win Books page. Best of luck!

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TURBO TWENTY-THREE by Janet Evanovich: In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. The latest entry in the best-selling series starring intrepid bounty hunter Stephanie Plum finds her receiving support from prostitute-turned-bounty hunter Lula, gun-toting Grandma Mazur, on-again-off-again paramour Officer Hottie and mentor Ranger.

THE TWENTY-THREE by Linwood Barclay: When hundreds of people are sickened by deliberately contaminated water in a small New York community’s water supply, Detective Barry Duckworth scrambles to identify the culprit while investigating the murder of a college student whose crime scene disturbingly resembles those of two other victims.

SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan: Discovering that she has witnessed the collapse of an alibi after reporting a hit and run, Boston reporter Jane Ryland convinces a date rape victim to come forward as part of an exposΘ on college campus sexual assaults, an assignment that is complicated by an ominous threat.

RULER OF THE NIGHT by David Morrell: A conclusion to the popular Victorian mystery trilogy finds brilliant Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confronting their most ruthless adversary with the assistance of period royals and Scotland Yard detectives Ryan and Becker.

LOVE YOU DEAD by Peter James: As he continues to look for leads about his missing wife, Sandy, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates a dangerous and crafty Black Widow who is operating in the city.

CITY ON EDGE by Stefanie Pintoff: When an assassination attempt on the life of New York City’s Police Commissioner is discovered to be a smokescreen for the abduction of his teenage daughter, Eve Rossi and her team of ex-cons race the clock to save the girl and thwart a massive terrorist attack during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

BITTER MOON by Alexandra Sokoloff: FBI agent Matthew Roarke and fourteen-year-old Cara must race to find and stop a sadistic sexual predator before more young women are brutalized.

WE WISH YOU A MURDEROUS CHRISTMAS by Vicki Delany: When the son of Jack Olsen, who owns the Yuletide Inn, decides to no longer celebrate Christmas at the Inn, sending the local shopkeepers into a tizzy, Merry Wilkinson is faced with a holiday homicide when he is found stabbed to death.

MORE THAN A LAWMAN by Anna J. Stewart: A journalist and a sexy detective team up to catch a serial killer in USA TODAY bestselling author Anna J. Stewart’s new romance!

You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Dogs and Their People Giveaway!

October 28, 2016

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From the humans that brought you BarkBox (and BarkPost and BarkShop) finally comes Dogs and Their People.

Finally, Bark & Co. has tapped the humans at BarkPost, the company’s publishing arm, to put into words and photographs the first official BarkBook, capturing the depth, spirit, and power of the extraordinary bond between humans and their pups.

Mostly community-sourced and filled with never-before-told anecdotes, stories, photos, and intimate insights, Dogs and Their People spotlights over 200 unique and remarkable dogs. Some are celebri-dogs while others are just making their debut; some will make your heart ache, while others will make it soar; and others simply look really dapper in color. All bring to life and celebrate the crazy, consuming, insatiable love we feel for the World’s Ultimate Best Friend in a book that is the perfect gift for Dog Lovers everywhere..

About BarkPost

BarkPost is the mastiff-sized media outlet for all things dog. By creating original (and heart-warming, and goofy) content for dog people, BarkPost helps dogs share their stories with the world using the power of humans. BarkPost is part of Bark & Co, the New York-based startup dedicated to making dogs and their people happy. Since launching in 2012 with BarkBox, a monthly box of funny toys, treats and chews that you can’t find together anywhere else, the dog-obsessed humans at Bark & Co have shipped more than 25 million products to date. The company has since expanded in recent years with a goal of getting the backs of dog parents for everything – creating its own products, experiences and entertainment with BarkShop, BarkLive, and BarkPost.

 

To win your own copy, please send an email to contest@gmail.com with “Dogs and Their People” as the subject.

You must include your snail mail address in your email.

All entries must be received by November 14, 2016. One (1) name will be drawn from all qualified entries and notified via email. This contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age in the United States only. Your book will be sent by the publisher.

One entry per email address. Subscribers to the monthly newsletter earn an extra entry into every contest. Follow this blog to earn another entry into every contest. Winners may win only one time per year (365 days) for contests with prizes of more than one book. Your email address will not be shared or sold to anyone.


Win the October’16 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

October 1, 2016

Welcome to the October bookshelf of signed thrillers! Lots of new books to win – some favorite authors or find a new author. To enter, go to the Win Books page. Best of luck!

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ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris: When four kids including her brother go missing from school and a dead body is found where they were last seen, a pregnant Aurora organizes a personal investigation that exposes the activities of a gang of bullies and her brother’s gambling debts. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series.

DEVIL SENT THE RAIN by Lisa Turner: When the homicide of a prominent attorney reveals illegal practices at her law firm, detective Billy Able is surprised to find personal ties to the case that rocks his own family and Memphis society.

DEEP COVER JACK by Diane Capri: FBI Agents Otto and Gaspar pick up where Lee Child’s “Persuader” leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher. Lee Child Gives Diane Capri Two Thumbs Up! “Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character – I love her.” Lee Child, #1 World Wide Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers

THE 7TH CANON by Robert Dugoni: When a dedicated priest at a boys’ shelter in San Francisco’s seamy Tenderloin district is accused of murdering a teenage street hustler, attorney Peter Donley must prove his innocence. By the best-selling author of My Sister’s Grave.

MAD DOG BARKED by Rick Ollerman: Rick Ollerman’s third Florida thriller from Stark House Press, involving a detective and a mysterious note.

TANGLED UP IN BREW by Joyce Tremel: When a nasty food critic winds up dead after eating one of her chef boyfriend’s burgers during the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival, brew pub owner Maxine O’Hara, to save both of their reputations and their lives, must serve up a killer. Includes recipes.

A BLACK SAIL by Rich Zahradnik: On the eve of the U.S. Bicentennial, newsman Coleridge Taylor stumbles on  a drug war between the Italian Mafia and a Chinese tong. In his reckless search for the truth, he rattles New York’s major drug cartels. Fans of the late Barbara D’Amato and Bruce DeSilva will relish this gritty and powerful crime novel. Zahradnik won the 2015 Independent Publishers Award Bronze Medal for his debut, Last Words.


You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


Win the September ’16 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

September 1, 2016

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Welcome to the September bookshelf of signed thrillers! It looks like most of the authors I’m after are on vacation, so don’t forget to check back…you never know when new titles will be added. To enter, go to the Win Books page. Best of luck!


new clipartTHE KEPT WOMAN by Karin Slaughter
: Georgia detective Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton look into the murder of an ex-cop whose body was found at an abandoned construction site, an investigation that uncovers links to Will’s troubled past in this long-awaited entry in the best-selling Will Trent series.

ROBERT B. PARKER’S DEBT TO PAY  by Reed Farrel Coleman: Setting aside complications in his love life to investigate the brutal murder of a high-ranking Boston crime boss, Jesse Stone suspects the work of a vengeful psychotic assassin who is targeting Stone’s ex-wife.

new clipartDOWNFALL by J.A. Jance: Juggling her pregnancy, family deaths, her daughter’s imminent departure for college and a reelection campaign, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady investigates two suspicious falling deaths that may be the work of a serial killer.

HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE by Brenda Novak: While running a psychiatric prison in Alaska, Dr. Evelyn Talbot, who survived an attack by a serial killer when she was a teenager, wonders if her past has come back to haunt her when a murderer targets her facility.

new clipartTRIPLE SHOT by Ross Klavan, Tim O’Mara & Charles Salzberg: Shadow towns, smugglers and secret notes—this trio of New York authors are a TRIPLE SHOT of twists and turns in three novellas. Signed by all three authors!

THE SMOKE HUNTER by Jacquelyn Benson: Frustrated suffragette and would-be archaeologist Ellie Mallory stumbles across a map to a city that shouldn’t exist. A powerful secret lies hidden in the heart of the city – and if it falls into the wrong hands, it could shake the very fate of the world.
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OVERDRIVE by Dawn IusGone in Sixty Seconds meets Heist Society in this edgy novel about a crack team of teenage criminals on a mission to learn to trust, build a life, and steal a wish list of exotic cars.

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker: Given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of a violent assault, young Jenny Kramer struggles with difficult emotional memories that linger months later as her father becomes obsessed with revenge and her mother descends into denial.


THE BUTCHER’S SON by Grant McKenzie
: Ian Quinn has spent his life protecting children from the monsters that live among us. Ian was unable to protect his own daughter when she was killed, and has tried to bury his past. But the past is far from done with him.

You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!


YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott

August 4, 2016
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I’m a long time Megan Abbott fan so I was just thrilled to see all the buzz this new book is getting. There have been great articles in The Atlantic, The Independent and The Guardian, and a great interview (and excerpt) in Entertainment Weekly.

In an ever so Olympic timely way, this domestic thriller is set in the world of competitive gymnastics – but not in the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan kind of way. In this story, the victim isn’t a gymnast at all, and is murdered.

Devon is a gymnastics prodigy, despite her deformed foot, the result of a childhood accident. The whole town vacillates between rooting for her and hating her for her immense talent. Her family is super supportive, to the point of pretty much ignoring her younger brother and going into serious debt to pay for all her coaching. Second mortgages are de rigeur in this world.

Devon is close with both her parents, who have been attending her meets and practices for as long as she can remember. But they are having some problems, there seems to be a distance between them. And once the murder happens, things really start to go awry.

Abbott has a deft hand with character development and building suspense, making this a really fast, really tense read. A great book to take on your last summer weekend to the beach.

AUTHOR BIO:

Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die a Little, Bury Me Deep, The End of Everything, Dare Me, and The Fever, which was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Summer by the New York Times, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly and one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon, National Public Radio, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She has taught at NYU, the State University of New York and the New School University. In 2013-14, she served as the John Grisham Writer in Residence at Ole Miss.

She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the editor of A Hell of a Woman, an anthology of female crime fiction. She has been nominated for many awards, including three Edgar® Awards, Hammett Prize, the Shirley Jackson Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Folio Prize.

To win YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott, please send an email to contest@gmail.com with “YOU WILL KNOW ME” as the subject. You must include your U.S. street address in your email.

All entries must be received by Aug. 20, 2016. One (1) name will be drawn from all qualified entries and notified via email. This contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age in the United States only. Your prize will be sent by Tandem Literary.

One entry per email address. Subscribers to the monthly newsletter earn an extra entry into every contest. Follow this blog to earn another entry into every contest. Winners may win only one time per year (365 days) for contests with prizes of more than one book. Your email address will not be shared or sold to anyone.

YOU WILL KNOW ME by Megan Abbott. Little, Brown and Company (July 26, 2016). ISBN: 978-0316231077. 352p.

 


Win the August ’16 bookshelf of signed thrillers!

August 1, 2016

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Welcome to the August bookshelf of signed thrillers! I am giving away some terrific books this month, all autographed by the authors. Don’t forget to check back…you never know when new titles will be added. To enter, go to the Win Books page. Best of luck!

STING by Sandra Brown: Changing his mind about his crime partner’s abduction of wealthy party planner Jordie Bennet, seductive bad boy Shaw Kinnard flees with his elegant captive from the FBI and her brother’s corrupt boss while trying to ignore the chemistry that challenges their escape.

DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch: Kidnapped and drugged at gunpoint for inexplicable reasons, physics professor Jason Dessen awakens in a lab and is informed that his entire life has been an illusion and that he is being hunted by a deadly adversary. By the best-selling author of the Wayward Pines trilogy.

KILLFILE by Christopher Farnsworth: A man who can hear other people’s thoughts is hired to track a former tech employee who stole some important and valuable intellectual property. A “clever, offbeat thriller.” Kirkus Reviews

THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross: When a World War II physics professor with information vital to Allied forces is sent to a Nazi concentration camp, intelligence officer Nathan Blum is sent undercover to infiltrate Auschwitz and bring the professor to safety.

ARROWOOD by Laura McHugh: When Arden Arrowood was four years old, her two-year-old twin sisters were stolen from the front yard of their hometown of Keokuk, Iowa, on the Mississippi River while Arden watched. Twenty years later, she returns home to confront the darkest part of her past. As the mystery unravels, the novel explores the reliability of memory, the stories we tell ourselves, and the power of love.

BRAIN STORM by Elaine Viets: After suffering a series of crippling strokes, death investigator Angela Richman, facing a harrowing recovery, must solve the murder of the neurologist who misdiagnosed her and prove the innocence of the surgeon who saved her life, despite the fact that her brain trauma brings doubts that she will ever recover her investigative skills.

 

 

You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers organization. We put together a list of books from debut authors to bestsellers, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.

What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author! Books with multiple authors will be signed by at least one of the authors.

Don’t forget, if you subscribe to the newsletter or follow this blog, you get an extra entry into every contest you enter. Check out the Win Books page for more information on all these books and how you to enter this month’s contest.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!