JUNE Giveaway! 5 copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos


This month, we are giving away 5 copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos. A big thank you goes out to Valerie at Hachette Books for this.

Lucille is also going to review this some time over the month of June.

About the book:

Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight.

Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.

About the author:

George Pelecanos is an independent-film producer, an essayist, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, a producer and an Emmy-nominated writer on the HBO hit series The Wire, and the author of a bestselling series of novels set in and around Washington, D.C.

Competition Rules!

This contest will run until 11:59pm on June 30th, 2009.

To enter please leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

Extra Entries can be made by doing these things:

Become a blog follower (find these on the top right side of the blog)

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Sign the AR Guest book!

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IMPORTANT - Sadly...

Only US and Canada please.

No P.O. Boxes.

Because these are prizes are shipped directly from the publisher we cannot add the extra promotional goodies.

Good Luck to everyone.

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64 comments:

  1. Well this one sounds the type to make it a page turner of the first order!!!!! woolsey644@hotmail.com

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    Mary
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    I've heard nothing but great things about The Night Gardener and my reader's curiosity is certainly piqued! Please enter me and thank you so much :)

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  7. This looks like one heck of a good book!


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  8. looks like a good book, I would love to read it!

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  11. I have been reading great reviews, this is on my summer must read list.

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  12. I've read some good reviews of this book and would love to try it. Thanks for this chance to win!

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  14. I've read several reviews of this book and I have added it to my summer to read list. I don't usually like murder mysteries but this one is different.

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  21. catsnbooks1212:02 p.m.

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    I am now a follower. (Ally/rubymoon/Blogger)

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  36. this is on my must read list. Thank you

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  46. I would love to win this book! George Pelecanos is one of my favorite authors!

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  52. Book looks great! Please enter me in your contest!

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  55. A mystery/thriller. Just up my alley. I will also be a follower, right after I send this message! Thanks!

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  63. Milissa12:37 a.m.

    I love a good murder in the summer, can't wait to read this.

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