Continuing the celebration of my tenth year of blogging about books, I'm dipping into my stack of (now) nine autographed hardcover mysteries to give one away.
This time, the book I'm giving away is one that made it on my Best Reads of 2018 list-- Anthony Horowitz's The Word Is Murder. Some of you eagle-eyed cover junkies may notice something different. That's because this is the signed UK edition that Barbara Peters and her staff at The Poisoned Pen had shipped all the way "across the pond" to Arizona.
"New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.
One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service.
Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home.
Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz.
Drawn in against his will, Horowitz soon finds himself a the center of a story he cannot control. Hawthorne is brusque, temperamental and annoying but even so, his latest case with its many twists and turns proves irresistible. The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership. At the same time, it soon becomes clear that Hawthorne is hiding some dark secrets of his own.
A masterful and tricky mystery that springs many surprises, The Word is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best."
How can you win this book? Here are the rules:
- Send an email to me-- kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com
- The subject header of the email must read "10 Years, 10 Books, 10 Winners #2"
- The body of the email must include your name and mailing address.
Your entry must be posted by midnight (Arizona time), Wednesday, June 13. The winner will be notified and the book mailed later that same day.
Beware! If you don't follow all of the rules, your entry will not be included in the drawing. In addition, there's no need to worry-- as soon as the winner's name has been drawn, all your names and addresses will be destroyed. (I receive enough spam without going into the business of creating more!)
You can enter the drawing for each and every book, but you will be able to win only one. Ten years, ten books, ten winners. I want to distribute the wealth evenly among you all.
Now's the time to start filling up my inbox!