Valerie and Hatchette Book Group are sponsoring a giveaway of 5 copies of the new thriller Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. It sounds like an exciting read. Have you ever hoped that someone arrogant, powerful and mean might meet a bad end? "The penalty of obnoxiousness is now death..." There are a few people on my list and certain actions that rile me up, though the worst I do is mutter under my breath or write a scathing email - and then delete it. You can tell why I'd like to read this book!
About the Book, courtesy of the publisher:
A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York's elite, it is a call to terror.
Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!
Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history. From the #1 bestselling author comes RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, the continuation of his newest, electrifying series.
About James Patterson, courtesy of the publisher:
The subject of a recent Time magazine feature called, "The Man Who Can't Miss," James Patterson is the bestselling author of the past year, bar none, with more than 16 million books sold in North America alone. In 2007, one of every 15 hardcover fiction books sold was a Patterson title. In total, James's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's lists and is the only author to have five new hardcover novels debut at #1 on the list in one year — a record-breaking feat he’s accomplished every year since 2005. To date, James Patterson has had nineteen consecutive #1 New York Times Bestselling Novels, and holds the New York Times record for most bestselling titles by a single author (40 total).
He is the author of novels — from The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) to Honeymoon (2005) — that have won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader’s Digest Reader’s Choice Award.
About Michael Ledwidge, courtesy of the publisher:
Michael Ledwidge is the author of The Narrowback, Bad Connection, and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. His latest thriller, The Quickie, was released by Little, Brown in 2007.
Listen to a clip of Run For Your Life.
CONTEST DETAILSTo enter, please share your favorite detective, whether from a book, movie or tv series. Or if you want to vent, describe the sort of behavior or person that you wish you could publicly chastise or worse. No names please!
Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address and answer, no entry. The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on November 15, 2009.
My favorite detective is Richard Jury from author Martha Grimes. There is an entire series and I love his characterReplyDelete
I like Inspector Lynley from Elizabeth George's series. Great mystery stories well written.ReplyDelete
Gus Ramone, detective in The Night Gardener by George Pelicanos.ReplyDelete
my fave detective is Det. Mike Logan from Law and Order the t.v showReplyDelete
wadesherry@hotmail dot com
I have always been a fan of Nancy Drew.ReplyDelete
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My favorite is Det. Sipowicz from NYPD Blue (Dennis Franz).ReplyDelete
Please count me in. My fav is Lily Bard from Charlaine Harris' Shakespeare series.ReplyDelete
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Please include me. My favorite is Eve Dallas from the In Death series by JD Robb.ReplyDelete
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My favorite detectives are Ellery Queen, Colombo, and insurance investigator Banachek.ReplyDelete
Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot is my favorite.ReplyDelete
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My favorite detective is Natalie Greco. she's in a story by Lisa Scottoline. Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite authors, along with James Patterson. Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.ReplyDelete
Always liked Detective John Munch on Law on Order SVU, what a character!ReplyDelete
I always loved Columbo,how he got under the bad guys skin before taking him down. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)comReplyDelete
Always liked Columbo!ReplyDelete
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My favorite detective is Alex Cross.ReplyDelete
Hands down favorite is Columbo as played by Peter Falk. I loved the way he appeared so very disorganized and sloppy while solving the mystery on hand.ReplyDelete
Alex Cross! my favorite detective, a character also by J.Patterson! haha. awesome.ReplyDelete
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Always loved Mannix/Barnaby Jones/Kojak...rememeber them?ReplyDelete
well i'm a big Law and Order fan so mine would have to be Detective John MunchReplyDelete
wadesherry@hotmail dot com
janemaritz at yahoo dot com
I think Batman, particularly from the old Detective Comics, is my favorite detective.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Well, he's not really a detective-- he's an FBI agent. But I love Agent Booth from Bones.ReplyDelete
Otherwise I like the female detective on Law and Order SUV, but her name eludes me at the moment!
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Kinsey Millhone from Sue Grafton's books. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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By a long shot, Olivia Benson on Law and Order SVU. I lik the way she works...even though it's obviously just acting! Thanks for the chance! firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
A super exciting giveway.ReplyDelete
Alex Cross is definitely a winner.
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Love MONK !ReplyDelete
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I love Monk! He is just too funny!ReplyDelete
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My favorite is Eve Dallas from the In Death series by JD Robb-Nora Roberts.ReplyDelete
Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.
Just want to say Good Luck everyone, I just won this book on Luxury Reading. I'm excited to jump into it.ReplyDelete
Inspector Clouseau (The Pink Panther) is my favourite detective. He makes me laugh!!ReplyDelete
Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
my favorite is miss marple! I've enjoyed reading her for years.ReplyDelete
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I subscribe by emailReplyDelete
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Detective Jimmy McNulty from The Wire.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the chance to win.
i like the donna leon series. thanks for the entryReplyDelete
janicelegaspi at hotmail dot com
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