Thursday, May 28, 2009

giveaway: the night gardener

My very first giveaway! The lovely people at Hachette are letting me giveaway five copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos. This sounds like a really great book; I'll be reviewing just as soon as I get through the other books I have to review!

Publishers Weekly says this about The Night Gardener:
"Starred Review. 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."

Now for the rules. Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on June 20. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.

42 comments:

  1. This book sounds really interesting. Please enter me!

    l-morrissey[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  2. Great first giveaway! Please enter me.

    Cheers,
    julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

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  3. Sounds like a great book.
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  4. This one sounds great!
    allison DOT campbell AT gmail DOT com

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  5. What a way to start with one of the best!
    Please enter me.
    Sally
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  6. Super!! Please enter my name. Thank you.

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  7. Please enter me, thank-you for this giveaway

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  8. Sounds great. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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  9. sounds fabulous thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  10. This one tops my TBR summer list - please count me in

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  11. Sounds like a great book. Please enter me

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  12. i've been reading a lot of reviews of this book and everyone loves it so count me in
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  13. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to read something other than textbooks.

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  14. I love his books. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this.
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  15. I'd love to read this. :)

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  16. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    congrats my friend!!! I need to learn how to host a giveaway, too lol
    But for now I'd be just as thrilled to win one :)

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  17. Please enter me. mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  18. Sounds like a good book.

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  19. This sounds like a really good book. Please enter me.

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  20. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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  21. Please enter me, thanks!
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  23. This looks like a great read!

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  24. I would really love to win a copy of this book. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

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  25. gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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

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  26. Please enter me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  27. Enter me, please.
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  28. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    carlene
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  29. I have heard so much buzz about this book and it sounds well deserved.

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  30. Enter me please!

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  31. I'm a follower.

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  32. This is on my must read list. Thank you

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  33. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
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  34. please enter me. looks great.

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  35. I would love to win this book!
    Thank you!
    Carol M
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  36. I follow your blog.
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  37. I've seen this book all over the place and I would love a chance to win it!
    Cheers,
    julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

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  38. I would love to read this mystery, please
    count me in for this great giveaway.

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

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  40. Please enter me :)

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