Sunday, August 09, 2020

Win an Autographed copy of Russ Thomas' Firewatching!

It's that time again! The Poisoned Pen Bookstore has been doing an excellent job of keeping me supplied with reading material, and the best thing I can do is to share the wealth.

This week it's Russ Thomas' Firewatching, a book that I called "a gold mine for character-driven readers." Here's the synopsis of the book:

"When financier Gerald Cartwright disappeared from his home six years ago, it was assumed he'd gone on the run from his creditors. But then a skeleton is found bricked up in the cellar of Cartwright's burned-out mansion, and it becomes clear Gerald never left alive.

As the sole representative of South Yorkshire's Cold Case Review Unit, Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is not expected to get results, but he knows this is the case that might finally kick start his floundering career. Luckily, he already has a suspect. Unluckily, that suspect is Cartwright's son, the man Tyler slept with the night before.

Keeping his possible conflict-of-interest under wraps, Tyler digs into the case alongside Amina Rabbani, an ambitious young Muslim constable and a fellow outsider seeking to prove herself on the force. Soon their investigation will come up against close-lipped townsfolk, an elderly woman with dementia who's receiving mysterious threats referencing a past she can't remember, and an escalating series of conflagrations set by a troubled soul intent on watching the world burn . . .

~~~What One Lucky Person Will Win~~~

  • One autographed hardcover edition of Russ Thomas' Firewatching. It has a protective mylar cover on the dust jacket, and has been gently read once.

~~~The Rules~~~
  1. To be entered in the drawing, send an email to kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com.
  2. The subject line of your email must read Firewatching Giveaway.
  3. The body of your email must have your name and mailing address.
  4. Send your entries to me by noon, Sunday, August 16, 2020.
  5. Due to the high cost of postage, this giveaway is open to US residents only.

~~~The Small Print~~~

Very Important: If your emails are missing any of the required information, i.e., the correct subject line and your name and mailing address, you will not be entered to win. How do you know if you've been entered? If you have not received an email from me within 24 hours which says, "Your entry has been received. Good Luck!" you'll know something went wrong. That's okay. Try again!

The winner will be notified by email, and the announcement will be made here on Kittling: Books on Monday, August 17, 2020. The book will go out in the mail the very next day.

Now it's time to fill up my inbox with entries!


  1. You're always so generous with these giveaways - thanks, Cathy!

  2. I just read this one - and agree with your review- so I don't 'need' to enter. But since I was lucky enough to win earlier this year, it occurs to me to ask what your guidelines are for how long I should wait before submitting an entry in another drawing? I want everyone to have their fair share, but I don't want to miss out, either.

    1. Absolutely no need to wait whatsoever! Enter to win all the books if you like.

  3. Thanks for a chance to win this one, Cathy...sounds like a good one.

  4. It sounds good, but I avoid books about fires if there are any in this text. (Fire in next building 7 years ago; we had to evacuate for awhile. It was horrible, destroyed part of the building. There were casualties. And a few less terrible ones in my building, but bad nevertheless.) A topic I avoid.

    1. I can understand why. I've had my own brushes with fire, but-- thankfully-- no casualties.


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