Alternative-Read.com: JUNE Giveaway! 5 copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

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

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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)

Post a link to this blog (send me the link so I can come and visit!)

Mention the giveaway on your blog or networking home (with link so I can come and visit). Can be on MySpace, FB or any of them!

Sign the AR Guest book!

Comment on my Facebook page

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Comment in the AR Yahoo group!

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 Alternative reader comments:

Ruth said...

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

mindy said...

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jemscout425 said...

i've been rading alot of great reviews of this book. count me in
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I'd love to read this - please count me in

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cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, I would love to read something other than textbooks.

Anonymous said...

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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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This looks like one heck of a good book!


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susan said...

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

Nickolay said...

Looks like a awesome book. Thanks for the chance

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nightdweller20 said...

Nice giveaway! You mind entering me? :D

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NL6369 said...

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

Sharon said...

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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Sandra K321 said...

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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Linda Ellen said...

I would love to read this! =)

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I'm following =)

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Alicia said...

Would love to read this!

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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janetfaye said...

I would love to enter.

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catsnbooks12 said...

Another great book from Pelecanos! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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

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Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks!
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gahome2mom said...

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I'd like to win this for my husband. :)

wendy said...

would love to read this as I have read alot about it.

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

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Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
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jwx4 said...

This looks like a great book. Enter me, please.
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Alexa said...

I love to win this book!

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I'm a follower.

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Alexa said...

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Nicole said...

I'd love to read this!!

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judyv12306 said...

this is on my must read list. Thank you

Marie said...

I would love to read this!

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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Sarah Z said...

I really want to read this book!
Thanks
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Nan said...

This sounds like a good book!

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FOKXXY said...

I would love to read this. Please enter me.

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bargaingirl said...

I would love to read this book at the beach this summer!

A Reader said...

Please enter me.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Pam said...

This book sounds so intense and scary. I can't wait to read it.

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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
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Carol said...

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

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I follow your blog.
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Sammie said...

I would like to be entered into the book drawing.

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Sammie said...

I am a follower.

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Alexia561 said...

Book looks great! Please enter me in your contest!

Thanks!

Alexia561 said...

BTW, I'm already a follower

Lily said...

thanks so much for this giveaway!

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Book Bird Dog said...

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

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Glenn said...

I'd like to drop my name in the hat - thanks for the giveaway.

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Book Dragon said...

1. This sounds so good, throw my name in with the rest!

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2. I blogged about it here

3. I'm a follower

4. I made a link

etirv said...

Please include me, thanks!

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etirv said...

I follow via google reader!

etirv said...

I left a comment in your guestbook!!!!

Milissa said...

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

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