Giveaway week – A Patient Fury Day #4

Today is hardback publication day of A Patient Fury. There’s nothing like having a physical book in your hands and it was very exciting to open the box sent to me by my publishers, Faber and Faber. A Patient Fury is  the story of a deadly house fire in Derbyshire and a mother believed responsible for  killing her entire family. However, there appears to be fourth figure in the shadows. Could the disappearance of Elizabeth Winson in 1980 have anything to do the murder of her husband’s new family?

To celebrate, I’m giving away two hardback sets of my books: one for a UK reader and the other for a reader outside the UK.

As with the previous days, to enter the giveaway, all you need to do is ‘like’ my Facebook page

 

 

and sign-up to my newsletter below.

 

 

That’s it! If you’ve already signed up to receive my newsletter, then simply leave a comment below telling me who your favourite British crime author is.

The competition will be open until Friday evening (the 8th) at 6pm BST when I’ll be drawing ALL the winners for the week and I’ll announce them here. The competition is open to entries worldwide.  Good luck and don’t forget to check out the previous competitions this week. Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

*** The competition is now closed. Congratulations to winners Peggy in the US and Sheila Howes. Thanks to all who entered and for all the best wishes on publication day.***

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Giveaway week – A Patient Fury Day #3

Regular readers of this blog will know I’m a big fan of translated crime fiction and Nordic noir in particular. Today, to celebrate the publication of A Patient Fury, I’m giving away a set of the Martin Beck books by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. Published between 1965 and 1975, the books have been a huge influence on many writers. This edition has introductions from authors such as Henning Mankell and Colin Dexter and when placed together spell the name of their detective across the spine. It’s a lovely set and a duplicate of the ones I already have. I’ll also throw in a packet of Scandi chocolates for liquorice fans.

We’ve just opened entires for the 2018 Petrona Award for Translated Scandinavian Crime Fiction and I’m looking forward to reading the entries.

As with the previous days, to enter the giveaway, all you need to do is ‘like’ my Facebook page

 

 

 

and sign-up to my newsletter below.

 

 

That’s it! If you’ve already signed up to receive my newsletter, then simply leave a comment below telling me who your favourite Nordic author is.

The competition will be open until Friday evening (the 8th) at 6pm BST when I’ll be drawing ALL the winners for the week and I’ll announce them here. The competition is open to entries worldwide.  Good luck and here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer for the rest of the week:

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***The competition is now closed. Congratulations to winner Victoria Goodbody. Thanks for all the entries and it’s great to hear of Henning Mankell’s enduring appeal.’

Giveaway week – A Patient Fury Day #2

IMG_1103The e-book of A Patient Fury is out today!

To celebrate, I’m giving away the audio books of my first two DC Childs novels In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. Whole Story Audio at F W Howse have kindly donated the CDs for this competition and thanks to the lovely Ellis Moore for arranging for this. Audio books are becoming increasingly popular, I’m a big fan and listen to my favourite authors when I’m pottering around the house.

As yesterday, to enter the giveaway, all you need to do is ‘like’ my Facebook page

 

 

 

and sign-up to my newsletter below.

 

 

That’s it! If you’ve already signed up to receive my newsletter, then simply leave a comment below telling me what your favourite audio book is.

The competition will be open until Friday evening (the 8th) at 6pm BST when I’ll be drawing ALL the winners for the week and I’ll announce them here. The competition is open to entries worldwide.  Good luck and here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer for the rest of the week:

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Friday

 

 

 

 

 

***The competition is now closed. Congratulations to winner Dave Gibson. Thanks to all who took part. I loved reading about your favourite audio books.***

Giveaway week – A Patient Fury Day #1

It’s publication week for my new crime novel, A Patient Fury. It comes out in e-book tomorrow and hardback on Thursday. To celebrate, I’m doing a giveaway each day until Friday of various books connected to my reviews and writing including, of course, my own novels. I’ll still be posting my reviews – I have one coming tomorrow but I though it’d be nice to celebrate too.

Today, as promised, I’m giving away a bundle of four proofs that I reviewed last week.The books are published in 2018 so the lucky winner will get early sight of these excellent crime novels by Eva Dolan, Cara Hunter, Roz Watkins and Karen Ellis. Today’s giveaway is to celebrate book reviewers who do a sterling job to promote authors and reading in general. It’s the start of the blog tour for A Patient Fury today and I’m very grateful for the support of the bloggers involved. I’ll be posting the reviews on my Facebook page.

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is ‘like’ my Facebook page

 

 

and sign-up to my newsletter below.

 

 

That’s it! If you already receive my newsletter, then simply leave a comment below telling me what your favourite read of 2017 is so far.

The competition will be open until Friday evening (the 8th) at 6pm BST when I’ll be drawing ALL the winners for the week and I’ll announce them here. The competition is open to entries worldwide.  Good luck and here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer for the rest of the week:

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Thursday

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

**** The competition is now closed. Congratulations to winner Sue Leavey. Thanks to all who took part. I loved reading about your favourite book this year.*****

Paperback Publication Day

a-deadly-thaw-paperbackThe paperback of A Deadly Thaw is published today in the UK. It has a brand new cover by Faber Books and looks very chilling. I’ve already seen it on the shelf at two bookshops, the fabulous Simply Books in Bramhall and Pengwern Books in Shrewsbury. I’ll also see it tonight at Urmston Books in Manchester where I’m doing an event.

Thanks to everyone who has supported A Deadly Thaw and continues to visit Crimepieces for book reviews and news.

To say thank you, I’m giving away two prizes.

The first is a signed and dedicated copy of both In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw. The second is a copy of the paperback and audio of A Deadly Thaw. To enter, simply fill in your name and e-mail address and the name of your favourite British crime writer. As usual, your e-mail addresses will only be used for this competition and to receive my quarterly newsletter. I’ll draw the winners on Sunday evening.

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** This competition is now closed. The winners are being notified and will be announced here soon! **

 

 

 

Competition time: A Deadly Thaw, In Bitter Chill and cake!

IMG_0139Only seventeen days to go until the UK publication of A Deadly Thaw. I’ve had my copies of the hardback through the post and they’re gorgeous. They also look great alongside In Bitter Chill on the bookshelf!

13563676_10153618998626625_612631096_nTo celebrate, I’m giving away a signed copy of both books. Also, given how popular it was last time, I’ll send the lucky winner a Bakewell tart  from the original shop in Derbyshire. I’ll post this and the books to anywhere in the world so you can enjoy it with your cup of tea or coffee. I’ve used the photo from the last competition to show the cake. If I visited the shop to buy another to photograph for this competition, it’d be gone by tomorrow!

All you have to do to enter is fill out your name, e-mail address and the name of your favourite crime novel. Your e-mail will only be used for my newsletter and adding the name of your favourite book helps me filter out spam. The competition ends at 8pm on Sunday 21st August.

Thank you! The countdown to A Deadly Thaw’s publication has begun. Don’t forget you can pre-order it now on Amazon UK and Amazon US as well as in your local bookshop.

**The competition is now closed. The winner was Kate Noble in Aberdeenshire**

Competition time: A Deadly Thaw and Cake

13563676_10153618998626625_612631096_nA year ago today I was in London getting ready for the launch of In Bitter Chill on what was a scorching day. It’s been quite a year!

To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed proof of my new book A Deadly Thaw which is out in September along with a Bakewell tart from the original shop in Derbyshire. I’ll post to anywhere in the world so you can enjoy it with your cup of tea or coffee

All you have to do to enter is fill out your name, e-mail address and the name of your favourite crime writer. Your e-mail will only be used for my newsletter and adding the name of your favourite author helps me filter out spam. The competition ends at 8pm on Sunday 3rd July.

Thank you! The countdown to A Deadly Thaw’s publication has begun. Don’t forget you can pre-order it now on Amazon UK and Amazon US as well as in your local bookshop.

**This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Lynda Hewett who has been send the book and tart**