Monday, June 28, 2021

Win a Copy of William Shaw's The Trawlerman!


William Shaw's Alexandra Cupidi police procedural series set in the marshlands of southeastern England is one of my top recommendations for crime fiction lovers. Setting... story... characters... this is a series to sink into and savor. 

The latest book in the series, The Trawlerman, for some reason is difficult to find here in the US, and when I learned that, I knew I had to give away my gently read UK copy so another fan would have a chance to enjoy it, too. Here's more about the book:


"The naked corpses of Aylmer and Mary Younis are discovered in their home. The only clues are a note written in blood and an eerie report of two spectral figures departing the crime scene. Officer Jill Ferriter is charged with investigating the murders while her colleague Alex Cupidi is on leave, recovering from post-traumatic stress.

The dead couple had made investments in a green reforestry scheme in Guatemala, resulting in the loss of all their savings. What is more disturbing is that Cupidi and Ferriter's disgraced former colleague and friend Bill South is also on the list of investors and the Younis's were not the only losers.

Despite being in counselling and receiving official warnings to stay away from police work Cupidi finds herself dragged into the case and begins to trawl among the secrets and lies that are held in the fishing community of Folkestone. Desperate to exonerate South she finds herself murderously compromised when personal relationships cloud her judgement.

Now it's time to get down to the basics!

~~~ What You'll Win ~~~

One hardcover UK edition of William Shaw's The Trawlerman.

~~~ Who's Eligible ~~~

Due to the high cost of postage, only those of you who live in the U.S. are eligible to enter and win this book. 

~~~ The Rules ~~~

  • Send an email to kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com.
  • The subject header of your email must read SHAW GIVEAWAY.
  • The body of your email must contain your name and mailing address.
  • Get your entries to me no later than noon, Sunday, July 4, 2021.
The winners will be announced Sunday evening, July 4, 2021, and the book will be in the mail to the winner by Tuesday at the latest. 

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


  1. Thanks, as always, Cathy, for your generosity!

  2. Although I want this one, since I won a book last year, I'll forego the chance. Good Luck to everyone who enters!

  3. I really can't figure out why the later books are so hard to find in the US after the first two seemed to do so well. Very frustrating.

  4. I've never heard of this series, but it's definitely one I want to try out. Thanks for the heads-up and the giveaway!

    1. Susan, if you do get a chance to try out this series, I suggest that you begin with The Birdwatcher. It's not always listed as the first Alexandra Cupidi mystery but it's the first one in which she appears. The arc of the entire series shows you how much her character changes. It is excellent.

  5. Thanks for offering this book. The series and Alexandra Cupidi are well worth your time.


Thank you for taking the time to make a comment. I really appreciate it!