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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Closed: Giveaway: The Night Gardener by George Pelicanos

I'm hosting yet another giveaway. This time I need to thank Valerie from Hachette Books.

Here's some info on the book:

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.

Now for the fun stuff!
I'm giving away 5 copies!

This contest will run until 11:59pm on June 15th, 2009.

To enter please leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

Extra Entries:

* Become a follower, just mention it in your comment (if you are already a follower let me know, you get an entry for that too!)
* Post a link to my blog (Leave me the link so I know where to look)
* Mention this giveaway (with link) on another site (again let me know where you mentioned it, preferably with a link!) This can be a blog, myspace, facebook, twitter... Anyplace you'd like.

The not so fun stuff:
Only US and Canada please
No P.O. Boxes

Good Luck to everyone.

Don't forget to enter my giveaways for:
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Obama's Blackberry


Missy B. said...

Please enter me in the contest!

I am a follower, and I will post about your giveaway in my sidebar.

Happy Reading!


Gaby317 said...

I've been seeing this around and it looks really good! Please count me in!

I'm a follower and will post a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar.

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com


mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

scottsgal said...

I'd love to read this sounds great - please count me in

I'm already a follower

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jemscout425 said...

i've been reading a lot about this book and i'd love to read it myself, so count me in

Abby said...

Hmmm I'm interested sounds like a page turner!

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Anonymous said...

I really really really want to win this book! Enter me please!

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J BOLF said...

This sounds like a really good read. I have been searching for a new author for awhile.

Thanks for the chance!

bargaingirl said...

I would love to read this book!

Belinda said...

I love his books. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this.
1bmore @ gmail. com

Nicole said...

This looks like a really good book. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like such a good book!


D Q said...

Please enter my name in the draw. Looks like a great read.

lorides said...

Looks like a great summer read

CherylS22 said...

Please count me in - Thanks!

I'm also a follower.


Pat said...

Please enter me, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading some great reviews about this book, enter me please, I am always looking for new authors to read.

catsnbooks12 said...

wonderful book for summer reading. love the suspense! Thanks for the chance.

catsnbooks12 said...

Forgot to add my email address.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

catsnbooks12 said...

I follow. (rubymoon/Blogger)

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

A Reader said...

Please enter me.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Follower (liane66)

AmandaK said...

I'd love to be entered!


Lesley (aka Upper West Side Writer) said...

Please enter me--it looks like a great book! Thanks!


Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book.

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Sandra K321 said...

Mysteries aren't usually my favorites but this one got my attention. It seems to have more of a plot than most. Please enter me.


Sandra K321 said...

I just became a follower on Google reader.


patrick m said...

lokks like a great read

Marie said...

This looks really good, I'd love to read it!


Marie said...

I am a follower.


Sarah Z said...

This book would kick off my summer reading!
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Ellie Wright said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Rebecca Cox said...

Would love to read this mystery.
I follow your blog, tweeted at ccqdesigns.

Rebecca Cox said...

Ok, so I foolishly left off my email. rebecca.cox@charter.net
And I still want to read the book. I follow your blog and i tweeted at cccqdesigns.

heatherzilla said...

This sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the contest. heathererwin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer...


Found this giveaway on Goodreads

Nicole C. said...

I would love to read this book!!


Victoria said...

I would love to read this!

Thank you!

Victoria said...

I'm a follower!

jwx4 said...

Enter me, please.
jwx4 at yahoo dot com

judyv12306 said...

I just recently put this on my must read list. Thank you

*~Dani~* said...

Oh! I have heard good things about this book!

dmhabers at gmail dot com

KR said...

I'd love this.

I'm following now.:)

I'm gonna tweet too...twitter Id sumrthyme http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/2096571030


LittleEagle said...

I have been hearing about this a lot and would like to win and read it. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Luvdaylilies said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, Thanks so much=)

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