Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hatchette Book Group Giveaway - The Night Gardener By George Pelecanos



The great people at Hatchette Books are sponsoring another book giveaway just in time for some beach reading! I'm able to give away 5 copies of The Night Gardener By George Pelecanos. This looks like a fabulous read!

About the book...

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight.

Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.

If you'd like to enter the contest, here are the rules...

1) Comment here that you want to be entered.

2) Leave a valid email address in your comment (I need a way to contact you! No email address, no entry!)

3) For an extra entry, follow my blog. If you already follow my blog, just mention that in your comment.

4) US and Canada residents only, no P.O. boxes.

5) For an additional entry: If you follow me on twitter, you'll get an extra entry. Just mention it in your comment!

*Added: Subscribe to my blog and mention that in the comments, too, for another entry!

All entries must be submitted by June 19th, midnight est. I will contact the winners by email. If I don't get a response within 3 days, another winner will be chosen.

All winners are picked by Random List.org.

91 comments:

  1. This sounds great. I would love to be entered. Thanks. :)

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  4. I am already a twitter follower and blog follower. :)

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  5. I love mysteries, and glad to find your blog, which I will subscribe to. I'd love to win this prize. My email is czibas@mail.com! Thanks!

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  7. The book summary makes me want to read this book already!

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  8. I'd love to be entered. I subscribe to your blog (via Google Reader) and I follow you on Twitter. You should say more on Twitter!

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  10. I would love to have this book to add to the collection of George Pelecanos I already have. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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  11. I'm following you via Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

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  25. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to read a good book after reading nothing but textbooks this year. Thank you.

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  26. Hello,

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  27. Sounds like a good book! Thanks

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  28. Looks like a good summer read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I'm in need of book for the beach to read and I love this author. Thanks for the chance!

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  35. I'm reading The Way Home right now and I'd love to have another book by Mr. Pelecanos.
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  36. I would love to win please.
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  39. I'd love to read this.

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  43. I follow.

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  61. I am a follower.

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  79. I would like to be entered into your book drawing.

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  84. Please count me in.

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  86. I blogged it here:

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