Sunday, December 09, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Mystery Giveaway - Day 3

I have a confession to make. I've never read Jane Eyre. When Joanna Campbell Slan asked if I'd like to review the first book in her new mystery series, The Jane Eyre Chronicles, I wondered if I'd like it as much as I love her Kiki Lowenstein books. A hundred pages in, I can honestly say that I'm loving it.

It's not fair to write a review of a book that I'm only halfway through, so I'm linking to the review at Picture Me Reading.  Have you ever read book reviews in comic strip form? It's a really neat idea!

Now, on to the 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 the next 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 Allie, who wrote --

Congrats to Krisgray! I have a hard time waiting too, Michelle!

21 comments:

Heather said...

I tried to read it once after reading The Eyre Affair but couldn't get into it.

Anne Simonot said...

Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favourite books! This one sounds intriguing too. Please enter me in the draw.
annesimonot@sasktel.net

Jo said...

I was a college English major so LOTS of classics passed through my hands. Sadly in college we had to read them so fast, they were hard to enjoy.

barbara woods said...

love books of all kinds thanks for the giveaway

Dar said...

I'm a mystery reader AND mystery quilt player too. Thanks for the chance to win one of Joanna's books. Death of a schoolgirl sounds interesting.

krisgray said...

I have not read Jane Eyre but I've seen the movie a few times. I find historical mysteries fun to read - will have to put this one on my list.

Peggy said...

Yes, I read Jane Eyre many years ago. I didn't know there was a continuation of her life.
Thanks,
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Virginia said...

I've read/listened too Jane Eyre many times. I need to listen to it again. The audio book is free on Librivox.org along with many other public-domain books.

Lisa Cox said...

I've read Jane Eyre a couple times, but it was many, many years ago.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Even if you haven't read Jane Eyre, you can dive right into "Death of a Schoolgirl." Of course, I hope it might make you curious about the classic, but...I think you will find my book a fast, fun read.

Allie said...

*squeal* Oh thank you Michelle, how exciting, I'm always on the hunt for something new to read!!!!

Needled Mom said...

I read it years ago, but I should read it again. It's one of the classics.

hueisei said...

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books! I love the movie version too.

Jittina said...

I hope I'm not too late to enter, but I would love to win this book!

Chiska said...

Jane Eyre is one of my "top shelf" books. I love it. Thanks so much!

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Patrica said...

Jane Eyre is so romantic! I was pretty sure we were related when I was a child - I was a very dramatic little girl.

Bonnie58 said...

I love books of all genres and Jane Eye is such a classic. thanks for sharing and for the oprortunity on a great prize.

Debbie said...

Never read Jane Eyre but love cozy mysteries and this sounds interesting. debbie73521@yahoo.com

Kathy H said...

I have never read Jane Eyre but love mysteries.

Bonnie said...

I haven't read Jane Eyre either, but would love to read a new mystery. Thanks for the chance to win.

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