Wednesday, September 24, 2008

GIVEAWAY - WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS?

I am thrilled to be pairing up with Hachette Books again to give away THREE copies of Kate Atkinson's new book, When Will There be Good News? which is being officially released today.



I found this to be a fantastic read, and whether you've read Atkinson's work in the past or not, I know you're going to love this literary mystery.

The rules are simple. Just leave a comment on this post telling me what the best mystery/suspense book you've read so far in 2008 is. If you haven't read any, tell me something about yourself. There is one entry per person. You don't have to have a blog to enter, but please make sure I have a way to contact you if you've won. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian addresses only, sorry to those outside these areas. I will close the comments and draw the 3 winners on October 1. Good luck!

42 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh, this book looks great (I was just thumbing through it at B&N yesterday!). Please add me to the contest...the best mystery/suspense book I've read in 2008 is Down River, by John Hart (review is here)

You can contact me at caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com if I win :)

softdrink said...

I didn't have to think about my answer. Origin, by Diana Abu-Jaber:
http://fizzybeverage.blogspot.com/2008/09/origin-diana-abu-jaber-2007-384-pages.html

Ti said...

I really liked The Keep by Jennifer Egan. Count me in on the giveaway!

thereedfamily[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Melissa said...

Takeover by Lisa Black was really good as was The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver. I would LOVE to read this one!

My email is on my blog. Thanks!

Jen said...

The best (and probably only) mystery/suspense book I've read this year was "The Lace Reader." I'm not sure if that totally qualifies, but there was a mystery aspect.

Gentle Reader said...

Hi there! I'm usually not much of a mystery/suspense reader, but I love Kate Atkinson and I recently read Case Histories. So I'd love to be entered into this drawing--thanks so much!

Sheri S. said...

I'd love to be entered in this contest! The best suspense/thriller I've read in 2008 is The Good Liar by Laura Caldwell.

Thanks!

preferred.stock at gmail dot com

Sandra said...

Hello, what a nice giveaway. The best mystery/suspense for me so far this year was Vows of Silence by Susan Hill. Thank you for entering me.

Mandy said...

Please enter me in this contest as well. I think best mystery book I read this year would be Die for Me by Karen Rose.

raych said...

Oooh, pick me! Best mystery of 2008 was Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith.

Annette said...

I've been a fan of Kate Atkinson ever since "Behind the Scenes at the Museum!" Thanks for doing this.

Earlier this year, I read all the books in the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series. They are described as "novels of faith and murder for reader of literary suspense," and I loved them!

agjuba [at] hotmail [dot] com

Becca said...

The best mystery I’ve read so far this year is The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett. Not a new book obviously but I just read it recently and loved it. When Will There Be Good News? sounds really good too and I would love a chance to win.
Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

dogzilla30 said...

My favorite mystery book I've read this year is Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell.

I read Case Histories and have One Good Turn on my TBR.
~Amber

amber at amberstults.com

Sara said...

I like Douglas Preston's, THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE. I also read CASE HISTORIES and definitely look forward to her latest.

Thank You,
Sararush(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lenore said...

Didn't even know she had a new one out, cool! I really enjoyed CASE HISTORIES.

Best thriller I read this year was IN THE WOODS by Tana French.

My e-mail address is in my profile.

bermudaonion said...

I love mystery/suspense books, so I'm sure I've read some good ones this year, but I just can't think of one right now. So, I'll tell you something about myself. Don't tell anyone, but I'm turning 50 in November (that's probably why my brain's not working).

Melanie said...

I haven't read a mystery yet this year but I just finished Lottery and loved it. This is a great giveaway and I have this book listed on my want list on Bookins. Would love to win this one!

ladynole35@yahoo.com

Quirky Celt said...

Hi
I would love to be entered for this draw. I don't read much in the mystery/suspense genre - I've read a few Jodi Picoult's over the last few years which are okay. However, last week I read an old fashioned "whodunnit" which I loved! Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen. Set in 1930's London it tells the story of what happens when Lady Georgie - 34th in line to the throne - finds a dead French man in her bath tub! Hilarious! I think you would love it!

allisonmariecat said...

Oh, I LOVE Kate Atkinson!

Best mystery I've read in 2008...I really liked Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet.

allison DOT campbell AT gmail DOT com

Thank you!

Alyce said...

I was just looking over my list and realized that I haven't read many mysteries this year. I did read a few books by Alexander McCall Smith, which are mysteries (although more philosophical, not thrillers). My favorite this year was The Careful Use of Compliments.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

avisannschild said...

Please enter me in this contest! I don't know if this counts as a mystery since it's non-fiction, but the best mystery I've read so far this year is The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. I highly recommend it!

I also blogged about your contest here.

avisannschild said...

Oh, silly me, I now remember what my best mystery this year is! It's Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell!

Jo Ann said...

This is my first time to visit you site. I would love the opportunity to read this book.

Nicole said...

I think it would be The Book of Lies for me by default. I enjoyed but I think it also holds the distinction of being the only one in the mystery/suspense/thriller genre.

Ti said...

I already entered this giveaway so do not count this post but I am giving you a bloggy award. Here's the post.

http://bookchatterandotherstuff.blogspot.com/2008/09/and-band-plays-on.html

This award has been making the rounds so do not feel obligated to post about it if you already received one. Just know that I love reading your blog!

Carol said...

I would love to have this book! I really enjoyed Case Histories and One Good Turn. Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann was also very good.
mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

Iliana said...

What a great giveaway - please enter me in the drawing :)

I love mysteries so it's hard to pick but two of my favorite reads this year have been In the Woods by Tana French and This Dame for Hire by Sandra Scoppettone.

Rachel said...

Love those biblionovels, so I would welcome a chance to win this book. The best mystery I've read SO FAR this year is the first installment in Donna Leon's Venetian Inspector Brunetti series, "Murder at La Fenice". The characters are so multi-layered, the scenes are evocative, and there is opera and delicious food throughout. What's not to love? So of course, I had to track down the rest of the series and am squirreling them away so I can plow through in series order.

-Rachel

Luanne said...

Hmm, What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flyn was really really good. And I am just finishing up Careless in Red by Elizabeth George - one of my favourite authors.
I haven't read Atkinson before but have heard really good things. Enter me please! Contact info on blog.

Carrie K said...

This looks like a good one!! My favorite mystery and suspense books this year have been Lisa Gardners stuff. I just discovered here and have been racing thru all of her stuff!!

now im going to read back thru the comments to add to my TBR pile...

Anysia said...

Best suspense novel I've read this year is The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper.

You can contact me through my blog: Booklorn.com. (I don't use my Blogger account for anything other than blogs like this that don't allow anonymous comments so I haven't enabled the profile.)

ihchicky said...

Honestly, I haven't read any mystery books this year. This one looks great though. Thanks for the chance!

Cindy B said...

One of my favorite mysteries this year was a teen book, The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson. Really fun. I also loved Some Die Eloquent by Catherine Aird - not a new book, but a great re-read.

MonieG said...

The best suspense book I've read this year was Hold Tight by Harlan Coben. Thanks for the chance to win. My email is in my blogger profile.

3M said...

I've really only read one that was a true mystery novel and that was The Cloud of Unknowing by Thomas H. Cook. I liked his The Chatham School Affair and/or Breakheart Hill much better than this one, though.

Strangers by Yamada was pretty suspenseful. You could call it literary suspense. I really liked that one and rated it 4.5 stars.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Michelle, 1morechapter.com

Bookfool said...

This has not been a big mystery and suspense year for me, so I'll tell you about one that I'm looking forward to reading: Flight to St. Antony by Tony Blackman. It's an aviation mystery and the protagonist has to ditch in the Atlantic Ocean. Sounds pretty exciting to me, so I'm really anxious to get that far down the stacks. LOL

Sorry you had a rough week. Car accident? Ack! Nobody hurt, I hope! I wish you a much better week, next week, Tara!!!

Danielle said...

This sounds great. I loved her first book. Can I add my name to your drawing? My favorite mystery so far this year was Barbara Vine's A Fatal Inversion!!

jennysbooks said...

I can't decide between The Laughter of Dead Kings (Elizabeth Peters), which was just fun, and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which was an excellent mystery. (Though Barbara Vine's Anna's Book was also really good.)

geebee said...

I read COTTONWOOD by Scott Phillips late last spring and thoroughly enjoyed it -- a western mystery with a photographer hero. Different and fun. I'm crossing my fingers on this ATkinson book -- I really, really, really want to read it! Thanks for the chance!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Kimberly said...

I really liked The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller. It is an ARC that comes out in October. I really enjoyed it!

Please enter me, thanks!

picklechic@hotmail.com

blueviolet said...

My first mystery book of the year is the one I'm reading right now called Murder On the Ol' Bunions. I just started it last night actually and I'm really enjoying it thus far!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Tara said...

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