Thursday, September 23, 2010

BAFFLING BINGO MYSTERY BOOK DAY: TANA FRENCH DOUBLE GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BAFFLING BINGO DAY"

I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS THURSDAY'S
"BAFFLING BINGO DAY"
MYSTERY BOOK CHOICE IS.....
DOUBLE FRENCH DAY!!







WIN
BOTH!




IN THE WOODS
and
THE LIKENESS

BY TANA FRENCH
GIVEAWAY ENDED


ABOUT THE BOOKS:

IN THE WOODS


As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled shoes, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox – his partner and closest friend – find themselves investigating a case with chilling links to that long-ago disappearance. Now, with only snippets of buried memories to guide him, Rob has the chance to unravel both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.
Click HERE to read an excerpt.

THE LIKENESS

Six months after the events of
In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still recovering. Transferred out of Dublin’s Murder squad at her own request, she vows never to return. That is, until her boyfriend, Detective Sam O’Neill, calls her one beautiful spring morning, urgently asking her to come to a murder scene in the small town of Glenskehy.

It isn’t until Cassie sees the body that she understands Sam’s insistence. The dead girl is Cassie’s double, and she carries ID identifying her as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie herself used years ago when she worked undercover. The question becomes not only who killed this girl, but who was this girl?

Frank Mackey, Cassie’s former undercover boss, sees the opportunity of a lifetime. Having played Lexie Madison once before, Cassie is in the perfect position to take her place. The police will tell the media and Lexie’s four housemates that the stab wound wasn’t fatal. And Cassie will go on living Lexie’s life until the killer is lured out to finish off the job.

It’s a brilliant idea, until Cassie finds herself more emotionally involved in Lexie’s life than she anticipated. Sharing the ramshackle old Whitethorn House with Lexie’s strange, tight-knit group of university friends, Cassie is slowly seduced by the victim’s way of life, by the thought of working on a murder investigation again, and by the mystery of the victim herself. As Cassie nears the truth about what happened to Lexie Madison and who she really was, the lines between professional and personal, work and play, reality and fantasy become desperately tangled, and Cassie finds herself on the edge of losing herself forever.

Click HERE to read an excerpt.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the US and Malawi, and has lived in Dublin since 1990. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover.


GIVEAWAY


I HAVE ONE SET OF BOTH OF BEST
SELLING AUTHOR, TANA FRENCH'S
THRILLERS TO GIVE AWAY MYSELF,
BRAND NEW, HARDBACK EDITIONS.




--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!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON WHY YOU WANT TO WIN THIS SET OF BOOKS

+1 MORE ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING AT TARA FRENCH'S WEBSITE HERE


+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW


+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU ARE A GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT FOLLOWER (STILL TRYING TO GET TO 800 BY MY BIRTHDAY MONDAY--BIG PRIZE DAY). IF YOU AREN'T, SIGN UP PLEASE!

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST,
OCTOBER 10!


GOOD LUCK!

98 comments:

holdenj said...

I would love to win these! I have heard such good things about them from my friend Gretch and now you too! Need to catch up!
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holdenj said...

I think it's a real mark of how good the book is since In The Woods won an Edgar for best first book. Her website is spare, but interesting.
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holdenj said...

Longtime GFC follower! Go 800!
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amandawk said...

I would love to win these because I have heard so many good things about them.
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amandawk said...

The author trained as a professional actress.
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amandawk said...

I'm a follower.
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amandawk said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/25319581562

Mona said...

I always do some research on author's other books before reading. I went to fictiondb site and found that her books are really awesome. She is a great suspense writer. I would love to win these books. And bookin with bingo is the best source to know new authors to me.

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Thanks!

Mona said...

woohoo.. I visited her website and found that her book "In the Woods" won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best first Novel. I read the excerpts of all 3 books and seems very interesting. In the Woods seems more more interesting as victim( a small boy) become the Detective and is investigating the unsolved mystery.

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Mona said...

I twitted about this giveaway : http://twitter.com/patelmona0113/statuses/25319539954

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Thanks!

Mona said...

An old GFC Follower!!! Go 800!!

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Linda Henderson said...

I love mysteries and especially law enforcement ones. Also I've always been fascinated with Ireland so that makes me want to read them even more.

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Linda Henderson said...

I love the haunting covers on the UK/Ireland site.

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Linda Henderson said...

I tweeted this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/BookOwner/status/25324031718

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Linda Henderson said...

I am already following on GFC.

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petite said...

This author has a unique style of writing her novels which appeals to me. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

She has a definite talent and her website is lovely. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

She has a definite talent and her website is lovely. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Autumn said...

I haven't read anything by Tana yet, but I have heard only great things about her work. I can't wait to read one of her books

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Autumn said...

I went to her website and saw she did voice over work. Makes me wonder if she could read her own audiobooks!

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Autumn said...

I follow your blog via GFC!

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traveler said...

Her suspense filled novels interest me and are unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

She is multi-talented and has grown up in interesting countries. Italy etc. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I keep hearing about this author and how good she is!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I was impressed to read that she won an Edgar!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I am a longtime GFC follower!

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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered in this great giveaway because I keep reading fabulous reviews of French's writing. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I found it interesting that she lived in Malawi - I love the sound of that name.

gcpeach17 said...

I love a good mystery and because I never seem to want a good book to end, I love that there is another book to continue the mystery. Thanks, for the chanve to win these.

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gcpeach17 said...

I am a follower on Google Reader.

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gcpeach17 said...

It is very interesting that she has grown up in several countries.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win these two books.I love crime mysteries.


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Anonymous said...

+5 SWAG

Chèli said...

Have had In the Woods on my wishlist for several years, maybe if I win I'll finally get to read it!

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Anonymous said...

+5 SWAG

Chèli said...

I think that it's imteresting that she does voiceovers - not something you think about for a writer.

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Cheli's Shelves

Anonymous said...

+5 SWAG

Chèli said...

I have been a regular follower.

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Anonymous said...

Yes, I follow your blog with GFC.

Only 19 more to go!

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Anonymous said...

Tanya French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the U.S. and Malawie.


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Anonymous said...

I tweeted.

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2010/09/baffling-bingo-mystery-book-day-tana.html

Anonymous said...

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2010/09/baffling-bingo-mystery-book-day-tana.html


I tweeted.

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Anonymous said...

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2010/09/baffling-bingo-mystery-book-day-tana.html


I tweeted.

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Linda Kish said...

I'd love to win these books. They sound exciting.

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Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

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Linda Kish said...

I think I might go buy Faithful Place to read while I wait to win these two.

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Martha Lawson said...

Wow! I have never read Tana French! Her books look awesome. I like the fact that they are set in Ireland, one of my favorite places to read about.

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Martha Lawson said...

I am a follower on gfc (old)

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Amy said...

I adore mystery/suspense/crime stories and have heard wonderful things about Tana French's books. I'm also a huge Ireland/Irish fan and enjoy most books set in Ireland.I would be thrilled to win these books!

~ Amy
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Amy said...

I think it's very interesting that Tana French is trained in film and voiceover work and was an actress. She's obviously extremely talented creatively!

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debbie said...

I love mysteries, and any book set in Ireland, always gets my attention. I would love to read them.
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debbie said...

I learned in the woods won the 2007edgar award for the first novel.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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Glenn said...

I've previously read about the plot of In The Woods, which sounds pretty intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Tore said...

I would love to win these books because I have heard good things about them and they sound very good and interesting. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

justpeachy36 said...

I'd like to win because I've never read this author before and I want to give them a try. The covers are interesting as well as the blurbs.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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justpeachy36 said...

I am a GFC follower.

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Andrea I said...

Tweeted.

http://twitter.com/lillieblue613/status/25436637544

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Andrea I said...

GFC follower.

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Andrea I said...

I would love to win these. The summaries interested me and the excerpts definitely hooked me.


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Andrea I said...

I thought it was interesting that she lived four different countries as she grew up.


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Pamela Keener said...

For one I love mysteries. I would love to read how everything interacts then concludes.
Love & Hugs,
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Pamela Keener said...

I follow your blog via GFC! Happy early Birthday to you.
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Jennifer said...

Hi, both books sound amazing. Fingers crossed on this one. The Likeness really is intriguing.

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Cindy W. said...

I would love to win these books because I love a good mystery. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of each.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am an existing GFC follower.

Smiles & Blessings,
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Cindy W. said...

At her website I learned the author trained as an actress.

Smiles & Blessings,
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bison61 said...

your reviews sound great on these books and I love a good murder mystery

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I've got to admit I'd never heard of TANA FRENCH but I intend to rectify that soon as her name has gone on my new author(to me)list.There's nothing I like better than a good mystery.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I love the fact that she is a trained actor. They so realize the importance of drumming up the suspense factor to the extreme.

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I follow on GFC

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g.g. said...

I had seen so much about the first book and always was interested in reading it so this would be super to read the first two!

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g.g. said...

I found it interesting as to Tana's background and where she had lived

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g.g. said...

I am a google friend follower

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rubynreba said...

I'd love to read these books because they sound full of suspense.
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rubynreba said...

Her book In the Woods won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
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rubynreba said...

I follow on google
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hendy said...

These books look amazing, I haven't had the privilage of reading any of French's books before so I think these two would give me a great introduction
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hendy said...

I found it interesting that French trained as an actress and worked in theater.
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hendy said...

I already follow via GFC
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- Marybeth I. said...

I love suspense. Plot sounds similar to those of other authors that I love

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- Marybeth I. said...

In the Woods is the Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel

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- Marybeth I. said...

I follow!

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd love to win this set of books because I enjoyed In the Woods.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I learned she won the Edgar award.

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allisonsbj3 said...

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Ruthie said...

Even though I'm an avid reader I have not read anything by her...but would love to! Please enter me, thanks.

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Adam Lipkin said...

Would love to win these, as I always appreciate a good mystery.

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Margie said...

This set of books looks like a great mystery series. I like the fact that the characters continue, so you get to know them better.
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Margie said...

I found it interesting that the author trained as a professional actress at Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover.
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Margie said...

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Mona said...

I liked BWBII.

Thanks!

Mona said...

+5 Bonus for BWBII Comment

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weeziestoy said...

I am retiring and I need some good books

CherylS22 said...

I want to win these books because Tana French is a new author for me & these books look interesting.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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CherylS22 said...

I found it interesting that 'In the Woods' was a winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

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CherylS22 said...

Already a GFC follower
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