It's been a long, long time since this has happened: I wound up with two copies of the same book. Instead of returning the duplicate, I decided to give it away to one of you. Hopefully, the winner will receive it before Christmas.
This time I'm giving away an autographed copy of Val McDermid's short story anthology Christmas Is Murder. The hardcover book has a mylar cover protecting the dust jacket, and the autograph page is a tip-in-- a page that is printed separately from the main text of the book, but attached to the book. Let's tell you more about this collection of tales.
"The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is a master of the dark and sinister story, and these powers are demonstrated in full force in Christmas is Murder, a festive collection of chilling tales.
From an irresponsible baron whose body is discovered beneath a silver birch tree, to an author who is haunted by the spiteful presence of a jealous writing partner, the characters McDermid conjures are enigmatic and dangerous, never above suspicion.
Follow Tony Hill and Carol Jordan as they track a deadly killer who is preparing to strike on Christmas Day, and lose yourself in a festive exclusive - a recently unearthed case for a classic detective duo, set as the lights are going out across Europe.
These evocative, atmospheric tales will shock and delight. This is the perfect book to curl up with as the frosty winter draws in and each night gets darker than the last, written by one of our greatest living crime writers."
McDermid is one of my favorite writers, and I'm going to enjoy sitting by the fire with a mug of tea and my copy of this book!
One autographed hardcover edition of Val McDermid's Christmas Is Murder.
It has a protective
mylar cover on the dust jacket, and is fresh from The Poisoned Pen
Bookstore. You can see it in the photo above.
- To be entered in the drawing, send an email to kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com.
- The subject line of your email must read McDermid Giveaway.
- The body of your email must have your name and mailing address.
- Send your entries to me by noon, Sunday, December 13, 2020.
- Due to the high cost of postage, this giveaway is open to US residents only.