Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ALAFAIR BURKE'S LONG GONE GIFT PACKAGE GIVEAWAY

 GIVEAWAY ENDED
LONG GONE
AND 
An Alafair Burke Gift Package
BY ALAFAIR BURKE

ABOUT LONG GONE:
What if everything you thought you knew turned out to be a lie?

After a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District. According to Drew Campbell, the well-heeled corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy, and eccentric owner. Her friends think it sounds too good to be true, but Alice sees an opportunity to make a name for herself beyond the shadow of her famous father, an award-winning and controversial filmmaker.

Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gone—the space stripped bare as if it had never been there—and Drew Campbell's dead body on the floor. Overnight, Alice's dream job has vanished, and she finds herself at the center of a police investigation, with the evidence mounting against her. The phone number Drew gave her links back to a disposable phone. The artist whose work she displayed doesn't seem to exist. And the dead man she claims is Drew has been identified as someone else.

When police discover ties between the gallery and a missing girl, Alice knows she's been set up. Now she has to prove it—a dangerous search for answers that will entangle her in a dark, high-tech criminal conspiracy and force her to unearth long-hidden secrets involving her own family . . . secrets that could cost Alice her life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alafair Burke is the author of what the Sun-Sentinel has hailed as "two powerhouse series" featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair's novels grow out of her love for writing, her experience as a prosecutor in America's police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and her ability to create strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair "is a terrific web spinner" who "knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy."

Her most recent novel, Angel's Tip, has been praised by Faye Kellerman as "a riveting read that snaps with the beat of New York. Be prepared for a knuckle-biting journey that'll keep you turning pages until the very end." Tami Hoag says, "Alafair Burke has created a winning heroine in Ellie Hatcher, someone to root for not only in this book, but I hope in many more tales as yet untold." According to Sandra Brown, "Alafair Burke is one of those rare writers whose books are both scary and cerebral. Complex plotting, multi-layered characters, a creepy serial killer — in Angel's Tip, Burke has once again proven herself a terrific storyteller."

A Fascination with Crime
Alafair's professional life stems from a long fascination with all things crime-related: the horrible acts of which human beings are capable, the strategies used to solve and prosecute crimes, and the punishments doled out upon the convicted.

Alafair's immersion into those questions began in childhood when her parents moved the family in the late 1970s from the chaos of a changing southern Florida to a supposedly quiet and provincial neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas. The moving boxes had just been unpacked when Wichita police announced a connection among seven unsolved murders of women and even children. The man who claimed responsibility called himself BTK, a gruesome acronym, short for "Bind, Torture, Kill." The Burke's new home fell squarely within the serial killer's stalking territory. Like other children in Wichita in that era, Alafair learned to check the phone lines to be sure they weren't cut, to keep the basement door locked at all times, and to barricade herself in the bathroom with the phone if she had to call 911.

In a world where the killer could be anyone, and where an arrest appeared hopeless, Alafair found comfort in crime fiction. Her mother, Pearl, was a school librarian and would take her each week to the public library for a new stack of books. She moved from the Encyclopedia Brown series to Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie and eventually to Sue Grafton. In the books, as opposed to Wichita, smart sleuthing always paid off, and order was always restored.

Meanwhile, she read everything she could find about the unsolved murders, believing (ridiculously, she now realizes) that she could break the case if she only had access to all of the evidence. Unfortunately, police would not make an arrest for another thirty years. 

The Road to the Courtroom
Alafair attended Reed College, where she fell in love with Portland, Oregon. Considered rebelious and off the beaten path in Wichita, she was perceived quite differently at the college whose unofficial slogan was "Atheism, Communism, Free Love." Fellow dormies (lovingly) called her Nancy Reagan and The Cheerleader. In Judgment Calls, Alafair takes a (loving) jab at Reed when Samantha Kincaid notes that the locals refer to Reed as "that hippie school."

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Reed, Alafair went to the decidedly less hippy-ish Stanford Law School. Although she momentarily flirted with the idea of becoming an entertainment lawyer so she could make deals at the Palm and get tickets to the Oscars, she eventually realized she had watched Robert Altman's The Player one too many times, and instead decided to pursue criminal law after spending a semester in an externship with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland. She graduated from Stanford with distinction, earning admission into the Order of the Coif, and then accepted a coveted judicial clerkship with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals before turning to an appointment as a Deputy District Attorney in Portland.

As a prosecutor, Alafair worked primarily in two positions, as a trial lawyer prosecuting domestic violence offenses and as a liaison to the police department, where she worked directly out of the police precinct, trained officers in search and seizure, and wore a Kevlar vest for night-shift ride-alongs. 

The Books
After five years of working at the District Attorney's Office, Alafair was ready to marry her love of crime fiction with the stories and knowledge she had gathered as a prosecutor. By then, she could imagine the kinds of settings, characters, and dialogue that should color a series set in the Portland prosecutor's office. She also had a plot, inspired by two actual cases that arose while she was in the office.

That first novel, Judgment Calls, introduced readers to feisty Portland prosecutor Samantha Kincaid. Judgment Calls immediately made Alafair a "comer and a keeper" (Chicago Tribune) and "the real deal (January Magazine). The novel was praised by the Washington Post as "first-rate, suspenseful entertainment" and by the Houston Chronicle as a "grabber of a first novel." Some of Alafair's favorite writers—Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jan Burke, Sue Grafton, and Linda Fairstein—lent their endorsements.

Two other Samantha Kincaid novels followed, Missing Justice and Close Case. By that time, however, Alafair had been living in New York City for three years, where she currently teaches criminal law and procedure at Hofstra Law School. She was ready to take on a story set in iconic Manhattan. She was also ready to write about the criminal justice system from a police officer's perspective, putting to use the first-hand experience she had gathered working out of a precinct. From that desire, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher was born.

In Ellie, Alafair wanted to create a character different from Samantha Kincaid and every other female protagonist in crime fiction. Ellie (like Alafair) was raised in Wichita, Kansas. Her father was a WPD detective who spent his career hunting a serial killer who evaded police for thirty years (sound familiar?). It wasn't only the Wichita connection that came from Alafair's own back story. In the first Ellie Hatcher book, Dead Connection, Ellie tracks a serial killer who uses an online dating service to locate his victims. Not coincidentally, Alafair met her husband, Sean, on Match.com. Somewhat perversely, she dedicated the book to him, writing, "For Sean, I can't believe I found you on a computer."

The Family and the Name
Alafair is the daughter of Pearl and James Lee Burke. Mom was a librarian, Dad was an English professor and is still a writer. The house was filled with story telling and books. Alafair is the youngest of four children and a doting aunt to three nephews and a niece.

Alafair is often asked about the origin of her name, especially by readers who are familiar with the fictional character, Alafair Robicheaux, featured in her father's novels. Alafair was named for her father's maternal grandmother. It was a more common name in the United States, particularly the south, at the turn of the twentieth century. Now it is a name that belongs to her, two of her cousins, and, from what she can find on Google, ten cats, two dogs, an alpaca, and a boat.

ABOUT THE GIFT PACKAGE:
Thanks to Danielle at Harper Collins Publishing and to commemorate the release of Alafair Burke's latest thriller, LONG GONE, I have a complete Alafair Burke Gift Package to give away to one lucky winner. 
The package will include a brand new copy of Burke's LONG GONE as well as his most recent two novels 212 and ANGEL'S TIP.
ABOUT 212:
When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a Web site specializing in campus gossip, she's taken aback by their menacing tone. Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her—but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her there's nothing they can do. Her friends are sure it's someone's idea of a joke, but when Megan is murdered in a vicious attack, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced that the online threats are more than just empty words.

With smooth, straight-talking partner J. J. Rogan at her side, Ellie tries to identify Megan's enemies, but she begins to wonder if the coed's murder was more than just the culmination of a cyber obsession. Phone records reveal a link between Megan and a murdered real estate agent who was living a dangerous double life. The detectives also learn that the dead real estate agent shared a secret connection to a celebrity mogul whose bodyguard was mysteriously killed a few months earlier. And when Megan's roommate suddenly disappears, they know they have to find her before another young woman dies.

ABOUT ANGEL'S TIP: 
In a city full of victims . . . it's hard to choose just one.

Indiana college student Chelsea Hart's wild evening with affluent young party boys in an elite Manhattan club was the most exhilarating and glamorous night of her life. It was also the last.

Now NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher's obsessive hunt for the co-ed's killer—the only chance to save the next victim—is placing her directly in the sights of a psychopath.

ABOUT THE DUFFER AWARDS:

Alafair Burke is hosting the First Annual Duffer Awards on her website, www.AlafairBurke.com, throughout the month of June.  Not your typical awards, these are named for Alafair’s beloved French Bull Dog, “Duffer”, and are like those Yearbook Awards from high school, but for the fictional characters of some of the biggest mystery and thriller series out there. If you have not been entering, you still can. Click on the Duffer Award Banner above to go to my post and read about it (you will also find a chance for a bonus giveaway entry in case you didn't already know). You can also visit Burke's website with the above link and in my left hand column, is the link so you can enter each day in June to better your chances. Good Luck!

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO DANIELLE AT HARPER COLLINS
FOR ONE ALAFAIR BURKE GIFT PACKAGE AS
DESCRIBED ABOVE FOR ME TO GIVE AWAY
 
--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 WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT LONG GONE, AND/OR ALAFAIR BURKE. DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, IF YOU WANT TO WIN THE WHOLE PACKAGE

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE AND LEAVE ME YOUR LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING WHEN YOU VISIT ALAFAIR BURKE'S WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE CURRENT GIVEAWAY OF MINE THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED. IF YOU HAVE ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, COMMENT ON EACH YOU HAVE ENTERED SEPARATELY.


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JUNE 30
GOOD LUCK!

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holdenj said...

I love a good mystery and I actually haven't read one of Alafair's books yet. This looks like a great place to start!
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I entered Beaten Seared and Sauced.
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I entered Already Home.
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I entered the Kingdom Keepers.
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I entered the Blossom Street giveaway.
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I entered Blackberry Summer.
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holdenj said...

I liked Alafair's website, and think the whole Duffer award thing is cute. What a great way to have fun with matchups of different characters and maybe learn of some new titles that way!
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holdenj said...

I entered First Love Cookie Club.
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Bethie said...

I love that the whole gallery disappeared. Great mystery.

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I entered To Be Sung Underwater.
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debbie said...

I always like finding new mystery authors. The premise of her being completely set up, sounds really good. I would love to read it.
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debbie said...

I entered beaten seared and sauced.
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I entered already home.
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debbie said...

I entered finder keepers II
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Steve Capell said...

I am very familiar the BTK hideous murders as they occurred in my home state and also I have relatives that that live in Wichita. Sounds like this author can serve up heaping helping of suspense and thrills. The entire package sounds like a perfect giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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debbie said...

I entered blackberry summer
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I entered summer on blossom street.
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holdenj said...

"DUFFER AWARD"
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I entered Area 51.
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lag123 said...

I did not know that Alafair was James Burke's daughter. I remember the name Alafair from his novels.

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Alafair was named for her father's maternal grandmother.

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Karen B said...

A new author to me (not read) but on my wish list!

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Entered KINGDOM KEEPERS II.

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traveler said...

This book sounds compelling and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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traveler said...

Alafair is an old name and she is named for her father's grandmother. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Tore said...

I love a good murder mystery. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Carol N Wong said...

This is a spectacular giveaway. I haven't had the chance to read Alafair Burke's books yet. From what I have read about the story of 'Long Gone'I already know that I want to read it. She has high praise from Faye Kellerman who is one of my favorite authors. Also her background sounds perfect for writing mysteries. I really want to read all of her books.

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Carol N Wong said...

My Twitter name is Carolee888 and I tweeted:


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Carol N Wong said...

Looking at her website, I saw another book that I am interested in reading, 'Dead Connection' which is mystery involving the Internet dating scene. I know someone who tried a dating site and married someone who she was "matched" to. It was not a good decision.

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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for
'Never Wave Goodbye'.


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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for
'Already Home'.


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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for
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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for
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Carol N Wong said...

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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for
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Pat L. said...

I would love to win these books, suspense books my daughter loves too - they all sound great.

Pat L. said...

I entered Beaten, Seared and Sauced

Carol N Wong said...

I goofed!!!!! Please delete my post for 'Never Wave Goodbye',it is already passed!!!!!


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Pat L. said...

The author is very well educated - that happens to be the case with a lot of authors.

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Pat L. said...

forgot my email - patoct at yahoo dot com

I love suspense books and so does my daughter - she will fight me to see who reads them first.

Pat L. said...

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also entered Blackberry Summer.

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also entered the Summer we came to Life

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also entered The First Love Cookie Club

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petite said...

A mystery written by Alafair Burke would be wonderful. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I entered Beaten Seared and Sauced. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I entered To Be Sung Underwater. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I entered The Summer We Came To Life. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Alafair is talented and creative. Her family is one of a librarian and her father an author. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

heavenisabookstore said...

Wow this sounds like a great book! What a crazy thing to happen, I can't even imagine. I love when authors write about what they have done - like being a DA - it always makes the book have inside information that others cannot. What a great giveaway! Thanks
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Sue Farrell said...

I have not yet read any of Alafair Burke's works---but all three in the package sound very interesting. I think the fact that the author worked in a DA's office and worked closely with the police before becoming a writer should give her books some good basis in reality.
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Sue Farrell said...

I entered "The First Love Cookie Club" giveaway.
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Sue Farrell said...

I always like to see what pets authors have---and on her website Alafair has a picture of her dog Duffer---very spoiled, she says.
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Connie said...

Long Gone sounds like a exciting and fascinating read. I know I will get goosebumps reading this book. I didn't know that James Lee Burke is her dad. I have read a few of his novels. I enjoyed finding that tidbit out from your review. :)

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Connie said...

I also entered the Area 51 book giveaway as well. :)

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lag123 said...

I entered the Area 51 giveaway.

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rubynreba said...

I have never read anything by her before but love mysteries and this sounds very interesting.
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Margie said...

This sounds like an edge-of-your-seat thriller. I love a good mystery!
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Margie said...

entered Beaten, Seared, Sauced
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entered Summer We Came to Life
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entered To Be Sung Underwater
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Margie said...

Long Gone has already been praised by some of the world's most respected crime writers: Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, and Nelson DeMille.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to read this.
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holdenj said...

I entered Silver Girl.
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Karen B said...

Entered SILVER GIRL.

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Pamela Keener said...

Alafair Burke is a new to me author. I love crime suspense novels and these sound like good reads. I love the story of her background. She is a very interesting woman.
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Pamela Keener said...

I entered The Summer We Came To Life giveaway.
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I entered To Be Sung Underwater giveaway.
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I entered Area 51 giveaway.
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I entered Silver Girl giveaway
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Pamela Keener said...

In 2005 Alafair added a French Bulldog puppy named The Duffer.
She wanted to name it Stacey Keach but was vetoed by her husband and for a time they called the dog puppy.
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rubynreba said...

I haven't read any of Alafair Burke's books and she sounds like a great author. I love mysteries!
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mamabunny13 said...

This book has really caught my interest. I can tell it's going to be a good read.
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I think it's interesting that her Alafair was a more common name in the U.S. at the turn of the twentieth century. Now it is a name that belongs to her, two of her cousins, and, from what she can find on Google, ten cats, two dogs, an alpaca, and a boat.
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I entered The Wedding Shawl.
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Carole Spring said...

Alafair Burke ceretainly has a in-depth background for writing murder mystery/thriller books.

Long Gone sounds like a really exciting suspense novel to me. I would love to read it.

Carole Spring said...

I misspelled 'certainly' in the previous comment :-(

I visited Alafair Burke's website. All of her books appeal to me. Another of her books that I would love to read is "Dead Connection".

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Linda Kish said...

Her books sound great. I'd love to read them all. Great praise from all of my favorite writers.

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Linda Kish said...

Her dog is very cute.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered THE SUMMER WE CAME TO LIFE giveaway.

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I entered the AREA 51 giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the TO BE SUNG UNDERWATER giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered THE FIRST LOVE COOKIE CLUB giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the BLACKBERRY SUMMER giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the SILVER GIRL giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered THE WEDDING SHAWL giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the Trader of Secrets giveaway.

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mamabunny13 said...

I entered The Jefferson Key
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mamabunny13 said...

I entered Trader Of Secrets
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holdenj said...

I entered The Jefferson Key.
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holdenj said...

I entered Guy Fieri Food.
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Linda Kish said...

I entered THE JEFFERSON KEY giveaway.

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Linda Kish said...

I entered the GUY FIERI FOOD giveaway.

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bison61 said...

secrets that could cost Alice her life, this sounds like a great mystery book

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bloomerbear said...

This book sounds great..I never read Alafair's books but wow finding a body at a meat packing plant you use to work for that is VERY interesting

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thanks

holdenj said...

I entered Tolstoy and the Purple Chair.
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Laura said...

Great contest.
I am a follower.
Laura
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mamabunny13 said...

I enterted the 10th Anniversary giveaway
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mamabunny13 said...

I entered TOLSTOY AND THE PURPLE CHAIR giveaway
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mamabunny13 said...

I enteredGUY FIERI FOOD GIVEAWAY
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mamabunny13 said...

THE WELCOME HOME GARDEN CLUB GIVEAWAY
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Jolee said...

found it interesting in the review that she is a law professor. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

learned at her site about what is available for pre-pub purchase and what has come out in pb now. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

~Enamored Soul~ said...

I have said it before, and I'll say it again! I love mysteries. Especially one that involves some sort of intrigue, and adventure, in itself too! Already, my mind is devising a million reasons as to why Alice may have been set-up. Winning this prize pack would be a dream come true! :D

~Hira~
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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I tweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/83629028766003201

~Hira~
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~Enamored Soul~ said...

It was interesting to find that author Alafair has been named after her grandmother, and not Alafair Robicheaux, a character featured in her father's novels.

~Hira~
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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I've entered the "To Be Sung Underwater" giveaway.

~Hira~
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Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

~Enamored Soul~ said...

I've entered the "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair" giveaway.

~Hira~
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Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

~Enamored Soul~ said...

I've entered the "Jefferson Key" giveaway.

~Hira~
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Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

~Enamored Soul~ said...

+5 JUNE Bonus Entry #1.

~Hira~
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Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

~Enamored Soul~ said...

+5 JUNE Bonus Entry #2.

~Hira~
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Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

~Enamored Soul~ said...

+5 JUNE Bonus Entry #3.

~Hira~
GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

~Enamored Soul~ said...

+5 JUNE Bonus Entry #4.

~Hira~
GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

~Enamored Soul~ said...

+5 JUNE Bonus Entry #5.

~Hira~
GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

holdenj said...

I entered the Welcome Home Garden Club.

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Jolee said...

entered First Love Cookie Club joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered to be sung underwater joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered Silver Girl joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered Wedding Shawl joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered Guy Fieri Food joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered Tolstoy and the Purple Chair joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered Welcome Home Garden joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered 10th Anniversary joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered Jefferson Key joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

entered Pie Town joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

holdenj said...

I entered Pie Town.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I entered American Heiress.
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mamabunny13 said...

I entered American Heiress giveaway
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mamabunny13 said...

I entered Pie Town giveaway
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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a really great mystery. I have only read one of Alafair's books, but it was just so good. I love to read this book too. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I find it interesting that the author moved to and lived in the stalking territory of the BTK killer.

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Anita Yancey said...

I entered the Area 51 giveaway.

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Janelle said...

I've not had the pleasure of reading one of Alafair's books yet. Thanks for your great review.
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

What an interesting character Alafair is! What drew the author the crime writing and her law background.
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Ientered the American Heiress Giveaway! Bingo, you have the most amazing giveaways!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
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Janelle said...

I entered Blackberry Summer!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
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Janelle said...

I entered the Blossom Street giveaway!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
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Janelle said...

I entered To Be Sung Underwater!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
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Janelle said...

I entered The Summer We Came To Life!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
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holdenj said...

I entered Crude Deceptions.
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holdenj said...

I entered How to Eat a Small Country.
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holdenj said...

I entered Sunset Bridge.
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