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World Book Night 2012 – my giveaway

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Tonight is World Book Night and in the spirit of it*, I am giving away one book of my own choosing.  I was very impressed with the hugely enjoyable debut novel from Danny Miller**, so I am giving away a copy of his second in the series: The Gilded Edge which will be published on 17 May.  All you have to do to be the recipient is to leave a comment below to be entered into a draw.  This closes at midnight tonight.  You can enter from anywhere in the world.  Here’s the synopsis:

London 1965, and Vince Treadwell investigates the seemingly unrelated murders of a playboy aristocrat from Belgravia and a young black nurse from the wrong side of town.  It takes the detective to the illegal drinking dens of Notting Hill run by the self-styled Black Power leader, Michael X; the nightclubs of Soho owned by the legendary gangster, Billy Hill; and the exclusive gaming tables of the Montcler Club in Berkeley Square, where the blue bloods and power players of England gamble thousands on the turn of a card.  But as Vince Treadwell digs deeper he finds himself not only embroiled with a beautiful society girl, Isabel Saxmore-Blaine, but also a world of espionage and corruption where the underworld mixes easily with the aristocracy, and no one is innocent.

* I am not a subscriber to the current design of World Book Night.
** Danny Miller’s Kiss Me Quick was highly commended for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award in 2011.  I reviewed it here.

Update 24/4: the winner of draw (by random number generation in Excel) was Booketta, who will be contacted by email.


Many thanks to all who entered.

And we might do another one soon…

16 comments on “World Book Night 2012 – my giveaway

  1. Yes please!

  2. How could one NOT enter this competition?! Danny Miller’s story line looks intriguing, so if I don’t win it, I’ll probably download anyway!

  3. DJ´s krimiblog
    April 23, 2012

    Please enter me too.

  4. booketta
    April 23, 2012

    I haven’t come across this book. I’m giving out Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham.

  5. Margot Kinberg
    April 23, 2012

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway 🙂

  6. Siobhán (@carnsoreboxer)
    April 23, 2012

    Yes please, my book to give out is the fabulous classic, Rebecca, but sadly I’m one of the unfortunates whose books are missing, very disappointed

  7. andy oakley
    April 23, 2012

    sounds great….

  8. Louise
    April 23, 2012

    Would love to enter. Looks like a great book.

  9. sueperfluous
    April 23, 2012

    Yes, I’d love to be entered for this please.

  10. Jo Craiglee
    April 23, 2012

    Sounds like a great read, I’d love a chance to win it, thanks! Do you think ereaders/books will change the face of world book night? Hard to give away your book if you bought it on kindle 😦

    • crimeficreader
      April 23, 2012

      I don’t think it will in the near future, no. Many still prefer the physical object. Contrary to original opinion in the trade, the hardback is not suffering – indeed sales have gone up. Increases in ebook sales have accompanied a fall in paperback sales, although the extent of the ‘swap’ is not known as there are no overall reliable ebook sales figures at the moment. (Amazon not diclosing for example.)

  11. Angus TPB
    April 23, 2012

    Looks like an interesting book.

  12. Lindsay
    April 23, 2012

    Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  13. Cath
    April 23, 2012

    I love a mystery. Have been addicted to them since I was a child! Always looking for new & interesting authors so would be so pleased to win this. Thanks for the info on his first book, will have a look at that as well.

  14. Jose Ignacio
    April 24, 2012

    I’ve never been disappointed by your recommendations, Rhian.

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