Friday, 21 July 2017

Giveaway: Win a copy of Dying to Live by Michael Stanley & Reconciliation for the Dead by Paul E. Hardisty

Today I have been following some of the book fun from the Theakstons Crime festival in Harrogate online to make up for the fact that I had to cancel going this year... one day I will actually make it there! If you're on Facebook check out the hilarious Book Blast Author Challenges that Angela Clarke has been doing live today and will be back tomorrow with more fab authors, or keep an eye out on Twitter as plenty of mentions of what's going on and even a few live videos to watch.

To make up for not going I've decided to run daily Crime/Thriller giveaways over the next couple of days.  So this evening's giveaway is for a couple of books I've received from the lovely Karen at Orenda Books as I also have eBooks of them.

Dying to Live by Michael Stanley (which I'll be reviewing soon as part of the blog tour)

When the body of a Bushman is discovered near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the death is written off as an accident. But all is not as it seems. An autopsy reveals that, although he's clearly very old, his internal organs are puzzlingly young. What's more, an old bullet is lodged in one of his muscles... but where is the entry wound? 

When the body is stolen from the morgue and a local witch doctor is reported missing, Detective 'Kubu' Bengu gets involved. But did the witch doctor take the body to use as part of a ritual? Or was it the American anthropologist who'd befriended the old Bushman? As Kubu and his brilliant young colleague, Detective Samantha Khama, follow the twisting trail through a confusion of rhino-horn smugglers, foreign gangsters and drugs manufacturers, the wider and more dangerous the case seems to grow.

Reconciliation for the Dead by Paul E. Hardisty

Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu s newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonourable discharge and exile, fifteen years earlier.

It was 1980. The height of the Cold War. Clay is a young paratrooper in the South African Army, fighting in Angola against the Communist insurgency that threatens to topple the White Apartheid regime. On a patrol deep inside Angola, Clay, and his best friend, Eben Barstow, find themselves enmeshed in a tangled conspiracy that threatens everything they have been taught to believe about war, and the sacrifices that they, and their brothers in arms, are expected to make. Witness and unwitting accomplice to an act of shocking brutality, Clay changes allegiance and finds himself labelled a deserter and accused of high treason, setting him on a journey into the dark, twisted heart of institutionalised hatred, from which no one will emerge unscathed.

As with all giveaways on the blog, this one is open to existing followers of the blog as a thank you for your support.  The winner will be selected at random when the giveaway ends and contacted for their postal address to post the books to them. NB. Please do not add details of this giveaway to other sites without my permission.   

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