Friday, October 30, 2009

MERRY, MERRY GHOST: PREVIEW and GIVEAWAY

PREVIEW:
MY FIRST
BINGLE BELLS BOOK CHOICE

GIVEAWAY ENDED
MERRY, MERRY GHOST

BY CAROLYN HART
ABOUT THE BOOK:

Being dead can't put a damper on spirited, holiday-loving Bailey Ruth Raeburn.

Christmas is a time for family and giving, and a wealthy woman in Adelaide, Oklahoma, is about to embrace both. Discovering that she has a young grandson, the dowager decides to change her will to leave the bulk of her fortune to the young boy—an alteration that stuns the rest of her family. But a scrooge of a determined heir makes sure she never signs the new document. When she is found dead, it's up to that irrepressible spirit Bailey Ruth, on assignment from Wiggins and Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, to protect a little boy, foil a murderer, and save Christmas.

There's only one teeny hitch: how can Bailey Ruth figure out which family member was desperate enough to kill when everyone has a motive?

Merry, Merry Ghost by Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award winner Carolyn Hart, is the spirited second appearance of spectral sleuth, Bailey Ruth Raeburn, who would never let a little thing like being dead keep her from enjoying the Yuletide holiday or solving a dastardly crime. The light and funny follow up to Hart’s critically acclaimed Ghost At Work—which Publishers Weekly named One of the Best Books of 2008—Merry, Merry Ghost is a true Christmas treat, and Bailey Ruth is a most welcome addition to Carolyn Hart’s coterie of beloved series protagonists, joining septuagenarian sleuth “Henrie O” Collins and the Darlings of “Death on Demand” fame.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Carolyn Hart writes the Death on Demand series set in a mystery bookstore on a South Carolina sea island, the Henrie O series featuring retired newspaperwoman Henrietta O’Dwyer Collins, and will soon launch the Bailey Ruth Raeburn series with an impetuous redheaded ghost as the sleuth.

Her newest title is Death Walked In (March 25, 2008),18th in the Death on Demand series and her 39th novel. Annie and Max Darling are restoring an antebellum mansion. A million-dollar theft of rare gold coins and a murder occur nearby. Both crimes seem linked to their home. Annie discovers the secret of Franklin House but death walks in.

Ghost at Work, 1st in the new Bailey Ruth Raeburn series, was published in October 2007. Bailey Ruth returns to help someone in trouble. She moves a body, investigates a murder, saves a marriage, prevents a suicide, and—in a fiery finale—rescues a child who knows too much.

Letter from Home, a WWII novel set on the home front, received the Agatha Award for Best Mystery of 2003. It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers. Thirteen-year-old Gretchen Gilman is working for the small-town newspaper during the hot summer of 1944. Murder occurs on the street where she lives, forever changing her life and the lives of those involved.

Hart was one of 10 mystery authors featured at the National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington, DC, in 2003 for Letter from Home and again in 2007 for Set Sail for Murder, 7th in the Henrie O series. In Set Sail for Murder (new in paperback March 2008), Henrie O joins a troubled family on a Baltic cruise and death is an unwelcome passenger.

Hart has been nominated 9 times for the Agatha Award for Best Novel and has won 3 times. In 2007 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic. She will be the International Guest of Honor at Bloody Words in Toronto on June 6–8, 2008.

Hart is a native of Oklahoma City, a journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and a former president of Sisters in Crime. She is also a member of Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, and American Crime Writers League.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO SHAWN AT HARPER COLLINS
I HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
ENCHANTING BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.

U.S. Residents only

No P. O. Boxes, Please

Include your email address for contact

Be sure each ENTRY is a separate comment!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: GO TO THE HARPER COLLINS WEBSITE ABOUT THE AUTHORS HERE AND FIND THE SECTION CALLED "FUN STUFF" AND TELL ABOUT ONE FUN THING YOU LEARNED ABOUT AUTHOR CAROLYN HART THERE.

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE A LINK


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 13

GOOD LUCK!


43 comments:

Bethie said...

Ms. Hart can't live without ESPN Baseball. Go Yankees!!!

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

bermudaonion said...

I learned that Carolyn Hart has a quick temper. Please enter me! I could read this for my literary road trip through South Carolina. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

tetewa said...

Sounds good, I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

~Jennifer~ said...

Oh, I've read just about all of her books. Love the Death on Demand series.

I learned that Carolyn Hart likes baseball.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Jennifer @ Reading with Tequila

Debbie F said...

Count me in!

I learned that she like Hawaiian music.

Thanks
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

holdenj said...

I love that this prolific mystery writer would take The Count of Monte Cristo to a desert island! Merry, Merry Ghost looks great, thanks for the intro and chance to win.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Joy said...

I learned she her dream vacation is…

two weeks on Hilton Head Island: sea, sand, sun and family.…
jhoorm01(at)yahoo.com

DarcyO said...

I learned that cats are her favorite pets.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Searcher said...

I learned that Carolyn Hart loves Mexican Food. Wish I had some now...

Please enter me..LooseEnds AT Snet DOT Net

Thanks again for the chance

lag123 said...

Her quick temper is her worst quality.

lag110@mchsi.com

lag123 said...

I tweeted! @lag32583

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Neas Nuttiness said...

If she couldn't be a writer, she would want to be a foreign correspondent.

Thanks for the giveaway.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Janel said...

Carolyn loves baseball on ESPN!

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

Janel said...

I posted about this in my right sidebar at:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

She loves Mexican food, especially tacos de asada.

So she and I have food in common!

Thanks for the chance!


bokkcat1010 at gmail dot com

rubynreba said...

I learned her best habit is a joy in working.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

CelticLady said...

I learned that Carolyn take walks, admire the elegance of cats, enjoy sunshine, and spend time with family.

I am a follower and this will be posted on my sidebar. Thank you

momkelly2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

I learned that she remembers and loves all the cats she's ever had!!!


mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Linda K said...

She loves to wear cotton clothes...as do I.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Valorie said...

I learned that she loves men in swim trunks.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Margie said...

Her best quality is a joy in working. Thanks for the giveaway!

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Meljprincess said...

'admire the elegance of cats'
You and me both, Carolyn! We adopted a 2 year old tabby in July '08 and on Oct. 4, '09 (our anniversary) we adopted a 5 month old tabby. I lost my 20 year old Siamese in '07 and my new babies are helping heal my broken heart. I love, love, love cats!!!

I read SUGARPLUM DEAD and enjoyed it immensely. I LOVE Christmas theme books and MERRY, MERRY GHOST appeals to me greatly. Ooooo! I hope I win!

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

Carolyn Hart's favorite food is Mexican food.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wrighty said...

What a fun mystery and holiday story! I can't wait to read this one. Carolyn has a quick temper and loves baseball. Not a good combination if her team isn't winning! :)

5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

g.g. said...

I learned that Carolyn Hart likes "the elegance of cats" and so do I. I have two great cats!

anjamie4 (at) gmail DOT com

dag888888 said...

Carolyn loves Hawaiian music, wow!!!

dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

Commchick said...

She must love chocolate as much as I do.

Sharon
belchers@jccal.org

Lynnie said...

ESPN baseball is the tv show Carolyn Hart can't live without.

Mytyme2 at gmail dot com

MJ said...

She loves Mexican food - so do I!

I love all of her books. Thanks for the chance.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Jasmyn said...

+1 She loves chocolate...but then who doesn't

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jasmyn said...

+1 Posted info on my blog!

http://jasmynninestuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-link-for-merry-merry-ghost.html

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jolynn said...

A favorite food is tacos
Jolynn_Reads atyahoo.com

Buukluvr81 said...

I love how she likes a guy in swim trunks! I'd have to agree with her!


Please enter me!!


Mollydawn1981 at AOL dot com

Buukluvr81 said...

+1 Tweet!


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Mitz said...

I learned she is a definite cat lover and also a lover of mexican food.
I also learned I'd love to have a copy of Merry Merry Ghost...

misty_labean@yahoo.com

Katrina said...

Carolyn and I have one of the same favorite books Little women!

khal5671 AT gmail.com

Carol M said...

I would love to win this book!

Her favorite food is Mexican food, especially tacos de asada.

mittens0831 at aol dot com

Carol M said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/5543907178

mittens0831 at aol dot com

Deb K said...

I learned that when she's not writing or reading she likes to
take walks, admire the elegance of cats, enjoy sunshine, and spend time with family.

deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I learned that Peter Robinson is one of her favorite authors -- mine too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her book!

geebee.reads AT gmail dOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

Here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/5636986071

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CherylS22 said...

I learned that Carolyn Hart's idea of sexy is a good-looking guy in swim trunks!

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

JoanneR said...

Learned about Carolyn's absolute love for her family and her greatest joy is working.
joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

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