Saturday, April 10, 2010

Drum Roll Please!

O.k., you have to wait just a tad bit longer - oh the suspense! I wanted to pass along a few tidbits of information first. And this is all good stuff having to do with winning free books!

We need to congratulate Karen from Minnesota who won the copy of SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy. Congrats Karen. I will be forwarding your information along and the book will be sent from the publisher.

Next, if you're a Facebook user, Joe Finder is having a contest to win a signed copy of the UK paperback of his book VANISHED. Anyone with a U.S. address who is a fan on his fan page by April 15th will be entered in that drawing. Here's the link if you haven't already joined his page.

And finally, in next week's "Detectives Around the World" theme week, there will be numerous opportunities for you to win free books both here and on several of the other participating sites. One of the major ways you can win is through the scavenger hunt. You can pick up the questions for that starting tomorrow. So be sure to check back.

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for. The two detectives who will be going head to head in our Championship round are:

Harry Bosch (78%) vs. Sherlock Holmes (22%)

Phillip Marlowe (56%) vs. Hercule Poirot (44%)

Congrats to Bosch and Marlowe who will face-off starting Monday in the Championship of the "World's Favorite Detective" tournament. Start spreading the word. See you then!

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Karen B April 10, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

If Karen from MN is me - then thank you so much!! If not - :(

I do enjoy your blog!

Naomi Johnson April 10, 2010 at 2:40 PM  

Oh, yes, I do believe I nailed the two finalists!

Uriah Robinson April 10, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

More World Series than World Baseball Classic, there is crime fiction outside of LA. ;o)

Jen April 10, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

Uriah, so glad you made that comment. That is what the entire next week is going to be about...detectives all over the world. We have a great representation, too. I hope everyone will stop by and check them out!

Kiwicraig April 10, 2010 at 11:44 PM  

Picked the final, although it's not the way I voted.

Guess my comment that Bosch vs Holmes would have been a better final than semifinal was moot - what a thrashing Harry gave Holmes

MysterLynch April 11, 2010 at 1:41 AM  

Pleased with final two. HP is simply too dull and Marlowe was more of an inspiration for future P.I.s, while HP paved the way for...nobody.

Lesa April 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

Jen -

Your readers might be interested in this article by Mark Coggins about Raymond Chandler -

Word Lily April 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

Ouch. I'm devastated.

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