Saturday, September 26, 2009

And the Winning Numbers Are...

This is sooo cool! Here are the winning numbers: 5 - 9 - 13. Write them down, and don't forget them! 5 - 9 - 13. Got it? 5 - 9 - 13.

But what's it all about? I hear you saying.

Let me explain.

Okay, so you know that NINE DRAGONS, Michael Connelly's latest Harry Bosch thriller, is due out soon, right? Well, thanks to the wonderful people over at Hatchette Books, I'm getting an early review copy! I'm so excited that words fail ~ or they would, if I wasn't blogging about it. Anyway, it just gets better and better! They are also giving me five (count 'em, 5) copies to give away to five lucky readers.

That's where the 5 and the 9 come in, but what about the 13? Get ready for it: October 13 is when NINE DRAGONS will be released in the U.S., and, even better, it's the date I'm going to draw the winners' names.

There you have it: 5 - 9 - 13. Way cool, huh?

For those benighted few who don't already know about the Harry Bosch mysteries, I've got to tell you that they are among my all-time favorites. From the first one I read ~ CONCRETE BLONDE (Note: THE BLACK ECHO was the first of the series) ~ back in the 1990s (soooo long ago, hah!) I was hooked, and from then to the latest ~ THE OVERLOOK (2007)~ it's been one exciting thrill ride after another with LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch.

Here's a description of NINE DRAGONS from the Hatchette site:

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.

So there you have it. I don't know about you, but I'm practically hyperventilating from excitement. Cannot wait to read this one.

I think that should make pretty much everyone sit up in interest. (Lord, I love a good cliche!) Now, down to the brass tacks. (See what I mean?)

To enter, please leave a comment letting everyone know your favorite mystery/thriller writer or novel. Also be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win; no email addy, no entry. For an extra entry, post a note about the giveaway on your blog. You can also get an extra entry for tweeting it. As always, the giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only, and you must have a street address (no post office boxes please).


Tina said...

OOO...I get to go first. My favorite mystery writer is Louise Penny, but Michael Connelly is definitely on the list too!

Extra entry=it's posted in my Contest Sidebar on Tutu's Two Cents


Mary K. from L.A. said...

Hi, Tina! Yep, you are the first! Good luck!

I've been hearing Louise Penny's name all over the place lately. I will definitely have to try one of hers soon!

Jane said...

Hi Mary:

What fun! My favorite mystery writer is Ruth Rendell and Michael Connelly come a close second!

Talk to you soon


Mary K. from L.A. said...

Hi, Jane! Welcome to my blog. I like Ruth Rendell too, esp. her early Wexford mysteries. I haven't read her for awhile, though ~ I'll have to see about changing that. Which of her novels would you say is her best?

Janie said...

I have not read all of them yet but, like you, like the Wexford Series! However, "13 Steps Down" is very good!

Searcher said...

Love Michael Connelly's books..My favorites list would go on forever....Most recently- Jo Nesbo, John Connolly, Stieg Larsson, and Tana French.

Thanks for the chance-

LooseEnds AT Snet Dot Net

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Pam said...

I enjoy Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwell. I recently read A Circle of Souls and it was fantastic.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Carol said...

I enjoy books by Joseph Finder. I've heard a lot about Michael Connelly and would love to start reading his books. Thank you for the giveaway.

Carol M
mittens0831 at aol dot com

holdenj said...

I just recently discovered Connelly, so this would be perfect. I always read the latest Vince Flynn and am chugging away at The Lost Symbol right now!

Beth (BBRB) said...

Anything and everything Dean Koontz!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

My favourite mystery writers are Thomas Perry and Lawrence Block but I do like Connelly, too.

Thanks for the chance.

Mary K. from L.A. said...

Just a reminder to leave your email address or your entry won't count! I mean, how else am I going to be able to get hold of you if you are one of the five lucky winners? :) Thanks!

Glenn said...

Hard to pick just one, but I'd have to go with James Patterson, when he writes solo, with Kiss The Girls being my favorite. I'd like to drop my name in the hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

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Karen Rose!


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Ed said...

Favorite = Michael Connelly

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Janie said...

I think you already have my email address Mary -
By the way love Anita Shreve and M.C. Beaton too.

DarcyO said...

Well, my favorite is Michael Connelly and I can't wait to read this one, so pick me, please!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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I tweeted (darcy1956):

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Andrea said...

My favorite mystery writer would have to be Michael Connelly, I love his books and can't wait to read this one.

Luvdaylilies said...

Oh goodness, Only one name? The Agony....
Okay, I'll go with Patricia Cornwell, love her earlier works especially=)
I would just love to read Nine Dragons,thanks so much for a chance to win a copy of my own!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net