Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Mystery Giveaway -- Day 11

Are there books you're waiting for? I'm waiting on pins and needles for Death of a Dowager and Picture Perfect Corpse.

What I'd forgotten until last week was that I could pre-order them from Amazon -- both are currently listed at a pretty decent discount, and they'll show up in my mail box sooner than any other way I was going to get my hands on them.  Amazon offers a pre-order price guarantee -- "the price we charge when we ship it to you will be the lowest price offered by between the time you place your order and the end of the day on the release date." And I added them to some Christmas shopping, so they qualified for Free Super Saver shipping.

I'm still on pins and needles, but at least I know they're coming!

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 Kathy H , who wrote --

I am always looking for a nice little Christmas story to read while I take a break from all the hustle and bustle. Thanks for the chance.


Bri said...

Love Jane! Thanks for the chance...

vicki said...

I never have...hmmm, wonder why? I would really like to win. thanks, vickise at gmail dot com

Just Sew Sue said...

I think I'd need to reread Jane Eyre before starting this book. Sounds interesting.

kiki w said...

I have not read Jane Eyre before. I will put her on my to read list. Love it when I find something new to read. Thanks

Jittina said...

I'll throw my name in the hat again. Hope to have better luck this time! I loved to read Jane Eyre and I am curious about this "sequel".

Bonnie said...

I haven't read Jane Eyre yet, but put it on my must read list. Thanks for the chance to win the new version.

Anne Simonot said...

I see you haven't announced a winner yet - still would love to win a copy of this book, as Jane Eyre is one of my favourites! Thanks!


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