Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Mystery Giveaway -- Day 7

Death of a Schoolgirl left me wanting to read more about the characters. There were no loose ends or cliffhangers, but I want to spend more time in the character's world. I won't have long to wait -- the next book in the series is due out April 2.

And I can always read the original. I've got Jane Eyre loaded onto my Kindle Fire. Now the trick is prying it away from the boys long enough to do some reading. Sure, I could do it after they're in bed, but they rarely leave me with much of a battery charge.

A charge lasts for hours, but after three people take turns watching videos about video game hacks and looking up Perler bead patterns, and shooting zombies, and watching videos about black holes on Khan Academy, and looking things up on Wikipedia... This house could use three more Kindle Fires.

I suppose I should just make a temporary trade and read the book on my oldest son's Kindle.

Now, on to today's giveaway --

When the author of the books, Joanna Campbell Slan, emailed and asked if I wanted to give away twelve of her mysteries to my readers, I couldn't pass up the chance to spread my addiction!

Here's how we're doing it it --
Every day for twelve days, I'll be posting a new giveaway post. To enter, just leave a comment on that post. When each day's post goes live, I'll choose a winner from the previous day's post and close it to comments.

Today, we're giving away Death of a Schoolgirl



In her classic tale, Charlotte Brontë introduced readers to the strong-willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. Picking up where Brontë left off, Jane’s life has settled into a comfortable pattern: She and her beloved Edward Rochester are married and have an infant son. But Jane soon finds herself in the midst of new challenges and threats to those she loves…

Jane can’t help but fret when a letter arrives from Adèle Varens—Rochester’s ward, currently at boarding school—warning that the girl’s life is in jeopardy. Although it means leaving her young son and invalid husband, and despite never having been to a city of any size, Jane feels strongly compelled to go to London to ensure Adèle’s safety.

But almost from the beginning, Jane’s travels don’t go as planned—she is knocked about and robbed, and no one believes that the plain, unassuming Jane could indeed be the wife of a gentleman; even the school superintendent takes her for an errant new teacher. But most shocking to Jane is the discovery that Adèle’s schoolmate has recently passed away under very suspicious circumstances, yet no one appears overly concerned. Taking advantage of the situation, Jane decides to pose as the missing instructor—and soon uncovers several unsavory secrets, which may very well make her the killer’s next target…

To enter, just leave a comment on this post.

Have you read Jane Eyre?

Yesterday's winner is Chiska , who wrote --

so pretty!

16 comments:

Shelley said...

I read Jane Eyre so many years ago I barely remember it but this mystery sounds good.

Sheila said...

Also too many years ago to remember the book , thanks for the chance.

Kathy MacKie said...

No but it should be on my bucket list!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

I have not had time for a good book in such a long time! This one sounds good. I love old fashioned style novels and mysteries are my favorites!

Laurel said...

I read Jane Eyre so many times in highschool that when I pick it up now, I can practically start quoting it! I've seen four or five movie versions.... LOVE that story.

Bonnie said...

I haven'r read Jane Eyre, but love mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sallie said...

I've not read Jane Eyre. Thanks for the chance to win!

Bri said...

I think I read Jane Eyre years ago....obviously I need to read it again....

Kathy H said...

Sounds like a good mystery.

Donna Joy said...

Thanks for the giveaway I love mysteries and I'd love to read a Jane Eyre.

LibraryJill said...

I loved Jane Eyre when I read it...haven't heard of this series and would enjoy trying it.

BTW, your Nancy Drew quilt is fabulous. I'm going to buy some of the fabric.

Jill Patterson

Chiska said...

Yippee! Thank you. Jane Eyre is one of the books I've read more than once I love it! I also love Jasper Fforde's Eyre Affair, it's simply wonderfully and marvelously absurd.

Jittina said...

A sequel to Jane Eyre? Well, that's something I've got to read! Looks like fun.

Anne Simonot said...

Again, Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books. This sounds intriguing, though. Please enter me, if it's not too late.
annesimonot@sasktel.net

Bonnie58 said...

i haven't read Jane Eyre since high school. This would be a treat to win. Thanks for sharing.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Becky said...

Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorite books. I remember doing a collage type book report on it in high school. Thanks so much for promoting this series. It' now on my to read list. Merry Christmas!

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