Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MIDNIGHT FUGUE: SPOOKY PREVIEW AND SPEEDY GIVEAWAY

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MIDNIGHT FUGUE
A Dalziel and Pascoe Mystery
by REGINALD HILL
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ABOUT THE BOOK:


Reginald Hill, award-winning author of The Price of Butcher’s Meat and Death Comes for the Fat Man, returns with Midnight Fugue, a riveting new crime novel featuring Yorkshire coppers Dalziel and Pascoe as they tackle the case of a detective who went missing seven years ago under suspicious circumstances. Taking place within the space of a single October Sunday and alternating between Mid-Yorkshire and London, Midnight Fugue is a riveting, complex mystery that builds to a dramatic, twisting conclusion.

It starts with a phone call to Superintendent Dalziel from an old friend asking for help. But where it ends is a very different story.

Gina Wolfe has come to mid Yorkshire in search of her missing husband, believed dead. Her fiancé, Commander Mick Purdy of the Met, thinks Dalziel should be able to take care of the job. What none of them realize is how events set in motion decades ago will come to a violent head on this otherwise ordinary summer's day.

A Welsh tabloid journalist senses the story he's been chasing for years may have finally landed in his lap. A Tory MP's secretary suspects her boss's father has an unsavory history that could taint his son's prime ministerial ambitions. The ruthless entrepreneur in question sends two henchmen out to make sure the past stays in the past. And the lethal pair dispatched have some awkward secrets of their own.

Four stories, two mismatched detectives trying to figure it all out, and twenty-four hours in which to do it: Dalziel and Pascoe are about to learn the hard way just how much difference a day makes.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Reginald Hill has been widely published both in England and the United States. He received Britain's most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, England.




GIVEAWAY
WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK?
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THANKS TO KYLE AND MY FRIENDS
AT HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHING, I HAVE
3 COPIES OF THIS SPOOKY BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!
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RULES:
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!


+1 ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave link in your comment!

+1 MORE ENTRY: Tell why you think it is fun to read spooky stories around Halloween, like this one that takes place on a day in October!

+1 MORE ENTRY: Tell what kind of costume you will be in for Halloween, OR your favorite costume from your childhood

DEADLINE

TO ENTER IS

6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 31

45 comments:

Meljprincess said...

Halloween has always been associated with the supernatural so reading horror stories is fitting as you read about ghosts, witches, werewolves, vampires, zombies...
I'm dressing up as a Vampiressssss. I won a cool set of chrome fangs a while back. I have a Victorian dress, black pointy toed boots, antique black funeral veil, and black cape.
I love British authors! I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Jasmyn said...

Please enter me

+1 I think Halloween is the best time to read/tell scary stories is the atmosphere. Almost all of the them happen in the fall, at night, when it's dark and creepy.

Jasmyn said...

Halloween is the perfect time to read scary stories. Most of the ones I remember as a child took place in the fall. So reading them in the fall just makes them that much better. All I have to do to wonder what it's like the book is to look outside!

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Jasmyn said...

+1 My favorite costume from when I was little was a movie star's ghost. We took the traditional sheet over the head and put glamorous make-up all over it. Threw on two or three dozen cheap bangle bracelets and necklaces, long white gloves with a ring on each finger. It was a blast.

Bethie said...

Its fun to tell spooky stories around Halloween because its always a little scarier that time of year.

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Bethie said...

+1 I am going to be a vampire this year for Halloween.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Jasmyn said...

+1 I posted it about your contest on my blog here.

http://jasmynninestuff.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-book-giveaway.html

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

MonieG said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/monie_g/status/5237385170

MonieG said...

Im gonna be a lady bug but my favorite costume was when I was a can of pepsi and my my friend was a can of coke when we were 13. Her family had a quilt shop so they sewed them for us.

Miss Eliza said...

Follower, and Halloween costume I'm trying to through together is Daisy from Spaced.

Eliza.lefebvre[at]gmail.com

Searcher said...

Halloween is one of the coolest holidays and it is always fun to get in the mood by reading an appropriate book. Besides who doesn't like being scared to death?

Huge fan of Reginald Hill this would be great!

Thanks, LooseEnds AT Snet DOT Net

Searcher said...

We are all getting dressed up at work as witches or black cats...still don't know which as I have a costume for neither...last minute scramble.

Fingers crossed...LooseEnds At Snet Dot Net

holdenj said...

I like mysteries in general, but reading books with more of a halloween flair, such as mysteries, fall, paranormal etc, is a lot of fun. This looks great!
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holdenj said...

My favorite costume as a kid was a witch outfit my grandmother made me. It had red edging on the cape and I felt very witchy in it!

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-link_28.html

Thanks "Bingo"

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Neas Nuttiness said...

OMWord - it's fun to read ANTIME, but it's especially fun to read books about holidays, during the holiday season. Get's me all pumped up and excited.

Thanks for the giveaway.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I plan to be a Fat Old Woman for Halloween this year! LOL
I never have to buy a costume:-)

Thanks "Bingo"

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Kaye said...

Halloweeen just lends itself to spookiness and eerie stories. People are always already in the mood for some scary stuff so why not read about it. Really, how many times can you sit through The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?

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lag123 said...

I tweeted. @lag32583

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lag123 said...

Stories of this type get you in the "mood" for Halloween!

lag110@mchsi.com

lag123 said...

I plan to be a hillbilly this Halloween.

lag110@mchsi.com

Jolynn said...

I love reading spooky stories. The suspense involved is great. If it gets to scary you don't have to finish it. But, it only gets as scary as your imagination lets it!
Jolynn_Reads at yahoo.com

Jolynn said...

One of my favorite is my husband was a Caveman & I was a Cavewoman, and I made them.
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Jolynn said...

I follow
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Mark said...

I twittered about it: http://twitter.com/buzzie1969/status/5247782761
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Mark said...

My favorite costume I wore as a kid was dressing up as an old man
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Debbie said...

Tweet:
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Debbie said...

It's always fun to read these kind of tales at Halloween. Don't we all want to be a little afraid and also remember what it was like to be a kid and kinda scared?
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Debbie said...

I don't remember any great costumes as a kid. Mine were always store bought and rather lame. I think that's why I always made all of my kids' costumes.
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Commchick said...

Reading scary stories around Halloween just feels right because of stories about ghosts and goblins that we grew up with.

Sharon
belchers@jccal.org

Commchick said...

I am going to wear fatigues and my boyfriend who is in the reserve is going to paint my face like he has to do his when they are on maneuvers in the woods. He says I'm going to scare the crap out of kids that come to my door for candy lol.

Sharon
belchers@jccal.org

tetewa said...

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

rubynreba said...

Halloween has always made me in the mood for thinking of spooky things. I think seeing all the decorations makes me want to read about it.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

My favorite costume was a clown outfit I had. I never have had a really cool costume!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Margie said...

The costume I remember most vividly from my childhood is an old witch! Ugly mask with pointed chin and mole, hat, black outfit and a broom.

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Margie said...

Halloween is the time for witches and goblins, and a time to be scared. What better way than with some creepy stories!

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Debbie F said...

+1 I like reading spooky books all year long but especially around Halloween. It just goes with the times. I read Christmas books in November and December too.

+1 I plan on dressing up this year, for the kids, and I'm going as a vampire. My kids think its great that I dress up with them

thanks!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Linda said...

I don't think much about the spooky stuff until I start hearing ghost stories on TV and the radio, then it's time to dig out the spooky books.
annarudow at gmail.com

etirv said...

I like reading scary stories on Halloween, just sets the mood perfectly!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

Halloween was not celebrated where I grew up, never wore costumes as a child!

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catss99 said...

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catss99 said...

it gets me in the mood for haunted houses and halloween parties!
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

im going to be a black widow spider!
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

CherylS22 said...

I like reading scary stories all the time, not just around Halloween.

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CherylS22 said...

Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays, but I do remember dressing up as a football player with layers & layers of clothes to stay warm while trick or treating.

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