Thursday, December 9, 2010

BAFFLING BINGO MYSTERY BOOK DAY: CITY IN THE SHADOW REVIEW AND 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.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
CITY IN SHADOW
A Hidden Manhattan Mystery
BY EVAN MARSHALL

 
ABOUT THE BOOK:

A frightened woman leaves a note reading HELP ME outside Sanitation supervisor Anna Winthrop’s apartment . . . A career-making story leads a journalist to a human-trafficking ring . . . A woman acts as bait in an effort to track down her missing sister . . . and Anna’s visiting cousin Patti prowls New York’s dark streets, but won’t say why. All roads lead to the Kirkmore, a sinister apartment tower harboring a secret more horrifying than anyone could ever have imagined.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:






Evan Marshall is the author of both fiction and nonfiction books. He writes the popular Jane Stuart and Winky mysteries as well as the bestselling Marshall Plan series of writers' guides. His book The Eyes Have It is a popular guide to nonverbal communication. In addition to writing books, Evan has contributed articles on writing and publishing to Writer's Digest and other magazines. Evan is the president of the Evan Marshall Agency, a leading literary management firm. Prior to becoming an agent, he was a book editor. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Evan has a BA from Boston College. He and his wife, literary agent and consultant Martha Jewett, live with their two sons in Pine Brook, New Jersey. 
 
MY REVIEW:
CITY IN SHADOW is the  fourth Hidden Manhattan mystery and has all the best of the others in the series. That is that this Evan Marshall novel is a riveting story made up of several plot lines even though it is not that long of a book. The main character is Anna Winthrop who works as a Department of Sanitation supervisor. A respectable job unless you are Anna, who is the daughter of a billionaire businessman who is anything but happy with her career choice. With siblings who are all professionals, Anna came out as a debutante and then gave it up to take this job. She started at the lowest level and worked her way up to supervisor.

The main plot has Anna, who is somewhat of a part time sleuth, investigating a sex trafficking ring. She finds out about this at the same time a very frightened woman leaves a note that says "HELP ME" right outside Anna's apartment in New York. The note is left on a truck that is parked by Anna’s apartment because she has sold an antique desk and two men from Little Odessa in Brooklyn are using the truck to transport it.

Anna’s boyfriend, Santos Reyes, a NYPD policeman, tries to talk Anna out of “playing detective“ but to no avail. Anna works with her neighbor from upstairs, Nettie, and they pretend to be maids to get inside a fancy Times Square apartment building where much of this trafficking is supposedly taking place.

Meanwhile, one of the other plots has Patti, who is Anna's cousin visiting from Cincinnati, sneaking around the area near Times Square and Hell's Kitchen, which is the same area where Anna lives as well works. Where that leads is just another part of this gripping mystery which will have readers turning pages to see what happens next. All plots meld and the story picks up speed as one twist leads to another turn. When you find out all the answers, the dilemma then becomes the wait for the next in this captivating series.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE GOOD
PEOPLE AT FSB ASSOCIATES, I HAVE
3 COPIES OF THIS THRILLING
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY

 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY

--NO P. O. BOXES
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IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOVE ABOUT THIS BOOK THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN AND READ IT

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A BOOK BY EVAN MARSHALL THAT YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ BY CHECKING OUT HIS WEBSITE HERE

GIVEAWAY ENDS
6 PM, EST,
DECEMBER 29!


GOOD LUCK!

64 comments:

Steve Capell said...

This novel sounds interesting because of the human trafficking. When I read the review I immediately thought of the movie “Taken” staring Liam Neeson where he plays the father of a daughter that was kidnapped because of human trafficking. I really enjoyed this movie and this novel sounds like a perfect mystery read as well.

Another thing that caught my eye in this review was the statement that Evan Marshall is the President of the Marshall Agency. I did some research and found out from the site Writers CafĂ© that this agency works with writers in several genres. The web site for Marshall Agency is: http://writeanovelfast.com/. For those of you that want to write your first best selling New York Times novel I found out that you can down load a free Evan’s ebook on Tips and Publishing your novel.

GREAT REVIEW and thanks for hosting this giveaway opportunity.

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debbie said...

I think it is interesting, that the lead character chose to find what she wanted to do, and be able to stand up to her family. It sounds like a good mystery, I would love to read it.
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I would like to read his book, toasting tina.
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petite said...

This novel sounds compelling and fascinating. I would enjoy this book by this new author and think it is unique. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I would like to read the book Evil Justice. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Connie said...

Hi! This sounds interesting because of the sex trafficking ring. This has been a popular topic in books and movies lately. I haven't the author before but I know the book will be very interesting to read. Thanks for a good mystery giveaway! :)

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I would read Death is Disposable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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This book being featured would be thrilling and riveting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

clenna said...

The idea that this woman could become bait for this sex traffic gang is scary. So it has drawn me in. Now I have to read it.

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clenna said...

I have never read Evan Marshall before but I'd like to read Missing Marlene - a missing person is a good mystery. I would like to know what happened to her.

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holdenj said...

Anna seems like an interesting and unusual santitation worker! The story looks great, thanks for the chance to win.
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holdenj said...

I think Marshall's Jane Stuart series looks good too and I would begin by reading Missing Marlene.
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CarolNWong said...

I love mysterys and it will be even mor interesting because of the human trafficking elements. I read a very long interview of a victim in San Fransciso. She was from a poor family in China and was told that she could get a good job in San Fransciso but the job turned out to be prostitution. She had a very difficult time of getting out of it. Also, there was a report on the local news of people mislead that they could get better jobs here and that turned out to be long hours and a repetitive factory job. They were guarded at all times and were discovered when one brave soul broke free and asked for help. It is hard to believe this happens here but it does.

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CarolNWong said...

I checked on the books that Evan Marshall has written and have decided that I would like to put all of them on my wish list! This book is a part of a series with the same mystery solver, Ann Winthrop,a santitation supervisor. So, if I like 'City in the Shadow', I am bound to like
the other three in the series.
He has also written a set of cozy mysteries with the solver being a young mother who is a literary agent. In that set, her cat helps with the mysteris. Great try out the writings of an author I haven't read before.

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bloggingmom said...

I find this book very interesting because I was born and raised in New York City. I would love to read this book. 5Swag

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I would love to read Icing Ivy. It sounds like a fun book to read. I especially like the part about the characters being snowbound during a blizzard. garczynski (at) aol (dot) com

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. It sounds like a really good mystery. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I think the several plots melding together sounds interesting and I'd like to see how the author does it.

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Anonymous said...

I like mystery series that have animals as continuing main characters so I'd like to start reading the Jane Stuart and Winky series.

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MRWriter said...

I like any story set in NYC!
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MRWriter said...

I'd like to read "Crushing Crystal"
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I'm always in the mood for a good mystery suspense and yet somehow I've never read any of Evan Marshall's books.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Well any of the books in the "Hidden Manhattan" series would be great but I'm one who MUST read them in order so I'd start with "Death Is Disposable".
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Linda Kish said...

There seem to be a lot of stories interwoven into the plot of the book. They all sound interesting.

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Linda Kish said...

I haven't read any of his books yet but Evil Justice sounds great.

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rbooth43 said...

Another amazing mystery to read.
I haven't read this author before.
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Susan said...

I like reading books set in the Manhatten/N.Y. area. There is so much to describe that you feel like you are there. I like mysteries too.

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Susan said...

Evil Justice looks like a good read.

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Ruthie said...

Love thrillers!

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bison61 said...

secret more horrifying than anyone could ever have imagined, this book sounds so good

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moonsword said...

I always find it interesting to read novels by male authors featuring female protagonists.

moonsword said...

I'd like to read Evil Justice...it sounds complex and fascinating.

Jeff said...

This novel sounds intheresting, I love a good mystery but it's a bit different talking about Human trafficing. Thanks for the conetst! this I think will be a great book!!
so far great reviews on Amazon too.

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I'd like to start the series with
Missing Marlene

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CherylS22 said...

I want to read this book because of the storyline of human trafficking & the idea of a Hidden Manhattan.

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CherylS22 said...

I haven't read any of Evan Marshall's books yet, but one that interests me is "Death is Disposable"

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Nancy said...

I found it interesting that she likes to play part time sleuth. Always love what they get themselves in to when they try that - makes for a good story.

Nancy said...

I have not read anything by Evan Marshall but The Hidden Manhattan series looks really good.

rubynreba said...

I like the fact that one twist leads to another. Sounds like an excellent mystery.
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rubynreba said...

I would like to read Evil Justice.
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Laura H. said...

I love mysteries with multiple characters and subplots! I find it interesting that they all have a connection to Anna in some way, shape or form. And the setting is Manhattan where anything can happen!

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Laura H. said...

I love the fact that all of these books take place in NYC but I am most intrigued by "Death is Disposable" as it also takes place on Long Island and the Hamptons which is my husband's old stomping grounds. I bet he would love to read this book too!

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