Thursday, January 27, 2011

BAFFLING BINGO MYSTERY BOOK DAY: PLAY DEAD- A 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
PLAY DEAD 
BY HARLAN COBEN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
No sooner had supermodel Laura Ayers and Celtics star David Baskin said "I do" than tragedy struck. While honeymooning on Australia's Great Barrier Reed, David went out for a swim-and never returned. Now widowed and grieving, Laura's search for the truth will draw her into a web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
With over 47 millions books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben's last three consecutive novels, CAUGHT,  LONG LOST and HOLD TIGHT all debuted  at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and lists around the world. His next thriller LIVE WIRE will be out in early spring 2011. His books are published in 40 languages and have been number one bestsellers in over a dozen countries.

Winner of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award - the first author to win all three – international bestselling author Harlan Coben’s critically-acclaimed novels have been called “ingenious” (New York Times), “poignant and insightful” (Los Angeles Times), “consistently entertaining” (Houston Chronicle), “superb” (Chicago Tribune) and “must reading” (Philadelphia Inquirer). His most recent novels, CAUGHT,  LONG LOST, HOLD TIGHT, THE WOODS, PROMISE ME, THE INNOCENT, JUST ONE LOOK, NO SECOND CHANCE, TELL NO ONE and GONE FOR GOOD have appeared on the top of all the major bestseller lists including the New York Times, London Times, Le Monde, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY. His books are published in forty languages around the globe and have been number one bestsellers in nearly a dozen countries.

Harlan's novel TELL NO ONE has been turned into the commercial and critical smash hit French film of the same name, starring Francois Cluzet and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie was the top box office foreign-language film of the year in USA, won the Lumiere (French Golden Globe) for best picture and was nominated for nine Cesars (French Oscar) and won four, including best actor, best director and best music. To see the trailer, click here and for stills and to see Harlan appearing in the film, visit our gallery page. The movie is now available in DVD and Blu-Ray. An American/Hollywood remake is in the works.

In his first books, Coben immersed himself in the exploits of sports agent Myron Bolitar. Critics loved the series, saying, “You race to turn pages…both suspenseful and often surprisingly funny” (People). After seven books Coben wanted to try something different. “I came up with a great idea that simply would not work for Myron,” says Coben. The result was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller TELL NO ONE, which became the most decorated thriller of 2001 – nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, a Macavity, a Nero, and a Barry; winner of the Audie Award for Best Audio Mystery/Suspense Book (read by Steven Weber); and a #1 hardcover book on the Book Sense 76 list. Coben followed the success of TELL NO ONE with the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers GONE FOR GOOD (2002), NO SECOND CHANCE (2003), and JUST ONE LOOK (2004) and THE INNOCENT (2005). Bookspan, recognizing Coben’s broad international appeal, named NO SECOND CHANCE its first ever International Book of the Month in 2003 – the Main Selection in 15 different countries.

Coben was the first writer in more than a decade to be invited to write fiction for the NEW YORK TIMES op-ed page. His Father’s Day short story, THE KEY TO MY FATHER, appeared June 15, 2003.

Since his critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series debuted in 1995, Harlan Coben has won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award and was nominated for the Edgar two other times. Harlan also won the Anthony Award at the World Mystery Conference, was nominated for another Anthony Award, won the Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America, was nominated for another Shamus, and was twice nominated for the Dilys Award by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.  

In the United Kingdom, his novel ONE FALSE MOVE earned him the prestigious “Fresh Talent Award”, given annually by Great Britain's largest bookstore chain, W. H. Smith, and GONE FOR GOOD won the W. H. SMITH “Thumping Good Read” Award. In France, TELL NO ONE (NE LE DIS A PERSONE) won Le Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle for fiction. His novels have been PEOPLE magazine Page-Turners of the Week and a Publishers Weekly Best of the Year pick.

Harlan was born in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Amherst College a political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry. He now lives in New Jersey with his wife, Anne Armstrong-Coben MD, a pediatrician, and their four children.
For a complete list of Harlan Coben novels and their sequence, please click NOVELS.

READ AN EXCERPT:
1
June 17, 1989


Laura opened the window and felt the gentle tropical breeze refresh her naked body. She closed her eyes as the palm trees' cool wind made her skin tingle. The muscles in her legs still quaked. She turned back toward the bed and smiled at David, the man who had put her legs in this precarious position.

"Good morning, Mr. Baskin."

"Morning?" David repeated. He glanced at the clock on the night table, the day silent except for the crashing of the waves outside the window. "It's well into the afternoon, Mrs. Baskin. We've spent almost the entire day in bed."

"Are you complaining?"

"Certainly not, Mrs. B."

"Then you won't mind a little more exercise."

"What have you got in mind?"

"How about a swim?"

"I'm spent," he said, sprawling back against the pillows. "I couldn't move if the bed was on fire."

Laura smiled seductively. "Good.".....TO READ MORE, GO HERE

GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE NEW HARDBACK COPY OF
THIS EARLY COBEN PAGE-TURNING
  
MYSTERY TO GIVE AWAY MYSELF!
 
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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12!

GOOD LUCK!  

102 comments:

debbie said...

I love a good mystery, and going back to find answers is always hard. I would love to read this book.
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debbie said...

I learned in the UK he won the fresh fiction award.
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Kay said...

I love Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series. I have not read very many of his stand-alones. Love to read this one.

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Kay said...

On the author's website I learned that Win (Myron's sidekick) is based on Harlan's college roommate. The roommate was certainly less psychotic than Win though, he says. LOL

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I follow through my Google Reader.

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Carol N Wong said...

Somehow, I have never read any mysteries by this author but I notice that he has won an overwhelming number of awards for his writing. I read about the book and wonder whose secrets and deceptions were the ones discovered?


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Carol N Wong said...

From his site, I went to the essay section and read one about his friend's death in a small airplane crash. This article was written for Men's Health. He missed his friend deeply and saw so many characterics of his friend, Dr. Steve Miller, in Millers' son. A lot has been written about men's friendship being on a more superficial level, talk only about sports, cars etc. but this article proves that a man's friendship can be very deep.


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This mystery sounds compelling. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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He is an award winning author. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Steve Capell said...

I agree with Carrol N Wong that this author has earned and unbelievable number of awards. I love mystery so I am really interested a mystery book from this award winning author. Thanks so much for opportunity. I drop my name in your scuba cap and hope for the best.

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petite said...

Thanks for featuring this great mystery which is enthralling. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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A talented writer who has reaped many awards. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Connie said...

Hi! I have heard good things about this author but haven't read a book by him yet. This book made me think of the movie "Double Jeporady" and I think I would enjoy it. Thanks for a neat giveaway! :)

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Ricki said...

I like to read books by award-winning authors to see what all the buzz is about.
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Ronalyn said...

I don't usually read mysteries, but this one sounds good!

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Margie said...

I'm a Harlan Coben fan. Really enjoyed Tell No One. I like his style and intensity, and would really like to read this new one.
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Margie said...

I found it interesting that after graduating from Amherst College as a political science major, Harlan worked in the travel industry. I'm glad he made the career change!
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misskallie2000 said...

I love to read mystery books. I try to use the hints to pick who the bad guy/gal is. Sometimes I am right and sometimes wrong. lol
This book does sound like a great mystery with suspense and intrigue. I have not read any of Coben's books as I just discovered him few months ago. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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misskallie2000 said...

I did not realize Coben's first book was published 20 yrs ago. He has a nice list of books and I would love to read them all. lol He also has won numerous awards for his writing.

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catherine said...

when you said 'page turner'.
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skkorman said...

Harlan Coben is one of my favorite writers—I would love to read this book!

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holdenj said...

I have heard good things about Coban, but haven't actually read him myself yet! Thanks for the chance to win!
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holdenj said...

I thought it was very interesting to learn than Coben is one of few authors who has been invited to write fiction for the NYTimes op/ed page. Will have to check out his father's day story.
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CMash said...

Just the teaser..how newlyweds would have a 30 yr past that would cause death.
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CMash said...

I can't believe being an avid mystery reader and seeing all the awards he has received, that I have never read one of his books, I think it is time I do.
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Maureen said...

I enjoy mysteries and it looks like an interesting one.
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Maureen said...

In his first books, Coben immersed himself in the exploits of sports agent Myron Bolitar.
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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to read this book. I love mysteries. Tore923@aol.com

Karen B said...

Bill Clinton is a Harlan Coben fan.
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Linda Kish said...

Harlan Coben's books are always good. This one is no exception.

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"Coben was the first writer in more than a decade to be invited to write fiction for the NEW YORK TIMES op-ed page. His Father’s Day short story, THE KEY TO MY FATHER, appeared June 15, 2003. "

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Jolee said...

Enjoy many of his books, love to try this one. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot} net

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moonsword said...

I'd love to read this book! Who could resist an author who has won an Edgar Award, a Shamus Award and an Anthony Award? And he's up for another Edgar coming up in April!

moonsword said...

According to one of the interviews listed on his site, one of Harlan's favorite films is 'Gran Torino' by Clint Eastwood (which I just saw on DVD). He says "In my opinion, this is his most underrated and perhaps best film." I am curious to see if there are similarities between the plots & artistic styles of these 2 men, so I'll have to start reading Harlan's books!

rubynreba said...

I'd love to read this because I love mysteries and he is such a great author.
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He lives in New Jersey with his wife, who is a pediatrician, and their four children.
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lgm52 said...

Harlen Coben write's great suspense books...would love to win and read this one!
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I love his boks

bison61 said...

thirty years of lies & deception-that sounds very interesting

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Wrighty said...

I love Harlan Coben's books and look forward this one as well! Thanks for the offer!

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Wrighty said...

He was the first author to win all three awards - the Edgar Award, Anthony Award and Shamus Award.

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Whoops! Forgot those were seperate. You're on my blogroll.

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Becca said...

A web of lies and deception that stretches back thirty years sounds wonderfully intriguing and complex. Please enter me.

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Meredith said...

I couldn't help noticing that this author has a lot of awards to his credit!

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According to the author's website, his books have been published in 40 languages!

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Mona said...

Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors. I have read 2 books of his so far:
.THE INNOCENT
.CAUGHT

I own THE WOODS and HOLD TIGHT. I would love to win this one. After reading about the film adaptation in your post,I will pick up the movie too.

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Mona said...

Visited his site(I'm already a subscriber to his newsletter) and learned he was born in Newark, NJ, the same town as 2 of his characters, Myron Bolitar and Will Klein.

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