GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AS OF 11/12/11
Hi guys. Welcome to my version of the Giveaway Hop hosted by I'm Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Tristi Pinkston. This is a great opportunity for ten winners to win one of two books I'm offering. They're a little different and I think make for very interesting reading.
The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.
They also offered another unique book. It's called The Killer of Little Shepherds. The folks will get this one, too. We're all familiar with the CSI shows, the role DNA plays in solving crimes and all forms of forensic science. The Killer of Little Shepherds details how a true crime story laid the foundation for development of forensics and criminal investigation. Check out the description...
|Winner of the Golden Dagger Award|
A fascinating true crime story that details the rise of modern forensics and the development of modern criminal investigation.
At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher terrorized the French countryside, eluding authorities for years, and murdering twice as many victims as Jack The Ripper. Here, Douglas Starr revisits Vacher's infamous crime wave, interweaving the story of the two men who eventually stopped him—prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era's most renowned criminologist. In dramatic detail, Starr shows how Lacassagne and his colleagues were developing forensic science as we know it. Building to a gripping courtroom denouement, The Killer of Little Shepherds is a riveting contribution to the history of criminal justice.
Be aware, I can't guarantee who will win which one of the books. You have to be willing to take either one. The selection will be totally random. If you want the chance to win, tell me the name of a ghost story you've read and/or a crime story you've read. If you haven't read either type of story, that's fine, but you must say so. That is all! Don't forget to leave your email so you can be contacted if you're one of the winners. The books will be coming directly from the publisher, so I have no control over when they arrive.
The giveaway is open to residents of the US only, at publisher's request. You'll find links to other blogs participating in the giveaway hop, below.
Good luck, ya'll!