Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NINE DRAGONS BLOG TOUR: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
NINE DRAGONS

BY MICHAEL CONNELLY


ABOUT THE BOOK:

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is off the chain in the fastest, fiercest, and highest-stakes case of his life.

Fortune Liquors is a small shop in a tough South L.A. neighborhood, a store Bosch has known for years. The murder of John Li, the store's owner, hits Bosch hard, and he promises Li's family that he'll find the killer.

The world Bosch steps into next is unknown territory. He brings in a detective from the Asian Gang Unit for help with translation--not just of languages but also of the cultural norms and expectations that guided Li's life. He uncovers a link to a Hong Kong triad, a lethal and far-reaching crime ring that follows many immigrants to their new lives in the U.S.

And instantly his world explodes. The one good thing in Bosch's life, the person he holds most dear, is taken from him and Bosch travels to Hong Kong in an all-or-nothing bid to regain what he's lost. In a place known as Nine Dragons, as the city's Hungry Ghosts festival burns around him, Bosch puts aside everything he knows and risks everything he has in a desperate bid to outmatch the triad's ferocity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

MICHAEL CONNELLY decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing—a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews. After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. You can read this story at the Sun-Sentinel web site. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper echelons of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and landing him in the city about which Chandler, his literary hero, had written.

After three years on the crime beat, Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992, and later won the Edgar Award for best first novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly followed up with three more Bosch books, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde, and The Last Coyote, before publishing The Poet, a thriller with a newspaper reporter as a protagonist, in 1996. In 1997, he went back to Bosch with Trunk Music, and in 1998 another non-series thriller, Blood Work, was published. Blood Work was inspired in part by a friend's receiving of a heart transplant and the attendant "survivor's guilt" the friend experienced, knowing that someone died in order that he have the chance to live. Connelly has been interested and fascinated by those same feelings as expressed by the survivors of the plane crash he wrote about years before. Blood Work is soon to be released as a major motion picture in early fall 2002 starring Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Houston, and Jeff Daniels. Angels Flight was released in 1999 and was another entry in the Harry Bosch series. Void Moon, was released in 2000, and introduced a new character, Cassie Black, a high-stakes Las Vegas thief. His 2001 release, A Darkness More Than Night, united Harry Bosch with Terry McCaleb from Blood Work, and was named one of the Best Books Of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times.

Michael Connelly was also one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime that ran on UPN in the fall of 2000..

Connelly's books have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Nero, Maltese Falcon (Japan), .38 Caliber (France), and Grand Prix (France) awards. He lives with his wife and daughter.
- Bio courtesy of www.michaelconnelly.com

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MIRIAM AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
5 COPIES OF THIS EXCITING BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!

RULES:

***U.S. AND CANADIAN 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!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT AND TELL IF YOU HAVE READ ANY MICHAEL CONNELLY BOOK BEFORE AND WHICH ONE IT WAS. YOU CAN CHECK HIS WEBSITE IF YOU NEED HELP HERE. (PLEASE NOTE THIS MEANS ONE ENTRY, NOT EVERY BOOK YOU READ OR WANT TO READ)

+1 MORE ENTRY: IF YOU ARE A GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT FOLLOWER (SEE MY FOLLOWERS IN LEFT HAND COLUMN) AND IF NOT, YOU CAN BECOME ONE TO HELP ME GET TO 500 FOLLOWERS (I LOVE MY OTHER FOLLOWERS BUT YOU CAN'T USE THIS EXTRA ENTRY)

+1 MORE ENTRY: IF YOU FOLLOW ANYWAY OTHER THAN GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT TELL ME WHERE AND HOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: IF YOU BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY, LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW



ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 3


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


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100 comments:

cqueen2 said...

i not read any of MICHAEL CONNELLY BOOKs

thanks
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cqueen2 said...

i'm a follower

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Pam said...

I think I've read The Brass Verdict. I thought I'd read more of his books but I don't recognize the titles...

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

google friend connect follower

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ccqdesigns said...

I have read The Black Echo and The Black Ice and I have Scarecrow at home to read.

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

ccqdesigns said...

I follow on google reader

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entries.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

I have not read any Michael Connelly books, though there is no time like present to start! Nine Dragons is on my wish list!

ccqdesigns said...

Here's a tweet!
http://twitter.com/ccqdesigns/status/4862648789

fredamans said...

I am a follower via Goggle Connect.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

ccqdesigns said...

I am also a google friend connect follower.

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

fredamans said...

I blogged contest: http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2009/10/contest.html

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

MonieG said...

I've read about 6 books in the series then never caught back up. I would love to win this one to get back into the series.

MonieG said...

I follow in my Google Reader.

MonieG said...

I posted your giveaway here: http://www.readingwithmonie.com/2008/08/book-giveaways.html

Linna said...

I'm interested in this book. Please enter me. :D

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Linna said...

I'm a goolge follower.

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Kathy said...

I have read every book in his Harry Bosche series and I've read the Poet and The Lincoln Lawyer. Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors!

kathydetweiler(at)gmail.com

Kathy said...

I'm a google friend follower

Jasmyn said...

I do not think I've read any Michael Connelly books yet, but this one sounds great. Please enter me.

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jasmyn said...

I am a follower.

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kathy said...

I follow on Blogger, I think that's different than the Google friend connect?

Kathy said...

Tweeted here
https://twitter.com/kdet62/status/4864170404

renee said...

I have not read any of Micheal connelly's books yet.

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renee said...

I follow on google friend connect
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chey said...

I haven't yet read any Micheal Connelly books.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

holdenj said...

I read Echo Park last spring and enjoyed it.

Thanks
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holdenj said...

I'm a google friend connect follower.
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Jolynn said...

I haven't read any of his books, but I do know he deffinitly is a Best Seller.
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Jolynn said...

I follow

Bethie said...

Please enter me.

I have not read any Michael Connelly books.

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Bethie said...

I follow on Google.

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BevE said...

I have a few books by Michael Connelly from book sales and have never read them-maybe now is a good time : D

BevE
merryweatherbookblog (at) gamail.com

tanya904 said...

I haven't ever read any of Michael Connelly's books
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Anonymous said...

I havent,but he is my son's fav. author,,thx for the contest...
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BevE said...

I'm a twitter and goggle follwer.

BevE
merryweatherbookblog (at) gmail.com

Alyce said...

I haven't read any Michael Connelly books.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

I follow your blog.

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Alyce said...

I follow/subscribe via rss feed (and twitter).

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Martha Lawson said...

I have not read any Michael Connelly - but this looks like a good one to start with!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

I'm a google follower

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Linda K said...

I am sorry to say I have not had the chance to read any of his books YET.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda K said...

I follow

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Beth (BBRB) said...

This will be my first of his books.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

okbolover said...

I'm reading The Black Echo at the moment. It's pretty good :)

pls enter me.
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dag888888 said...

Blood Work was great!

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dag888888 said...

Google friend follower!

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Carol M said...

I have not read any of Michael Connelly's books. I would love to start with this one!
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Carol M said...

I follow using your RSS feed.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

DarcyO said...

I love, love, love Michael Connelly. I've read The Void Moon, The Concrete Blonde, Angels Flight, Blood Work and probably more.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I tweeted (darcy1956)

http://twitter.com/darcy1956/status/4901747882

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Erin said...

I'd love for a chance to win this fantastic book!

ellybean at connected2christ dot com

MJ said...

This would be my first.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

Google Friend :)

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I have read Scarecrow and loved it!
He's a fantastic spinner of tales. Thanks for the chance.


bookcat1010 at gmail dot com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I do follow you on Google Friend Connect/Blogger as Ally (rubymoonstoneATgmail)



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kalynnick said...

I never read any MICHAEL CONNELLY book before but would like to try one.

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

Debb said...

I have read a few of his books... this one sounds really good... thanks

debbebennett at yahoo dot com

Debb said...

I follow....

debbebennett@yahoo.com

FrankSandy said...

I have never read a book by Michael Connelly. I hope to do so soon! walkerd@primus.ca

Stacie said...

I've never read any of his books but I would like to.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of his books yet. But, I plan to.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read any of his books yet, but I would love to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

ossmcalc said...

I have not read any of Michael Connelly's books, but would like to change that by hopefully winning a copy of Nine Dragons.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am a Google Friend Connect follower.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow you on Twitter under the name of ossmcalc.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Carol said...

I have not read any books by this author, but I'd like to try Nine Dragons.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol said...

I'm a follower on Friends Connect.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Glenn said...

Haven't read any, but sounds like a great writer in the crime genre. Thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Echo Park
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Anonymous said...

scarecrow
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Anonymous said...

brass verdict
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Anonymous said...

the narrows
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Anonymous said...

lost light
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Anonymous said...

the poet
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Anonymous said...

the last coyote
jwav22(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

concrete blonde
jwav22(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

black ice
jwav22(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

black echo
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Anonymous said...

blood work
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Anonymous said...

angels flight
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Anonymous said...

city of bones
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Anonymous said...

void moon
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Anonymous said...

a darkness more than light
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Anonymous said...

trunk music
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Anonymous said...

chasing the dime
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Margie said...

My husband is a big Connelly fan and has read all his books except Scarecrow and 9 Dragons. We listened to Overlook on CD...while on a road trip. Very exciting!

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

I don't think I can choose. They are all great. walkermisc@primus.ca

Belinda M said...

I have read The Scarecrow


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Belinda M said...

I follow google friend connect


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I follow on twitter as prairiebelle


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tweeted

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MarionG said...

Hi Yes I have. I just read Echo Park last week and really enjoyed it. I'd love to read this book too. Cheers. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com

Anonymous said...

The Black Ice was the last Michael Connelly book I read.

Mary

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Margie said...

Your blog website is in my Favorites list...and I stop by quite often to check in.

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lag123 said...

I read Blood Work and loved it.

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lag123 said...

I follow via google friends connect.

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lag123 said...

I also follow via google reader.

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