Saturday, 8 July 2017

Giveaway: Win a selection of nominated titles from the Dead Good Reader Awards 2017

Thanks to the lovely people at Dead Good Books I have been given a bundle of a few nominated books from the Reader Awards 2017 to give away to a follower of the blog but first let's talk about the nominees.

The shortlists were compiled of the authors who received the most nominations in each category. Now the power is back in our hands – it’s time to pick the winners.

Have your say and let us know who you think should take home the gongs at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this July (closing date 20th July). VOTE HERE

The Kathy Reichs Award for Fearless Female Character
Temperance Brennan is a force to be reckoned with. This award is for the fearless females who take no prisoners.

  • Lori Anderson, Steph Broadribb
  • Erika Foster, Robert Bryndza
  • Ruth Galloway, Elly Griffiths
  • Helen Grace, M J Arlidge
  • Isabella Rose, Mark Dawson
  • Jane Rizzoli, Tess Gerritsen

The Case Closed Award for Best Police Procedural
The cops have it covered – no room for amateurs here.

The Hidden Depths Award for Most Unreliable Narrator
Alcohol. Memory loss. Barefaced lies. Which book from the past year had you fooled?

The Page to Screen Award for Best Adapted Book
Some absolutely stellar crime novels have been adapted for film and television in the past year. Which was your favourite?

The Cat Amongst The Pigeons Award for Most Exceptional Debut
Which fresh new voice in crime fiction caused the biggest stir in the past year?

The Dead Good Recommends Award for Most Recommended Book
Is there one book published in the last year that you press into the hands of everyone you meet? This award is for the crime novel that you'd recommend above all others.

And now for the giveaway, I have copies of The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths, Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Baby Doll by Hollie Overton to give away to an existing follower of the blog.  

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. As with all giveaways on the blog, this one is open to existing followers of the blog as a thank you for your support... sorry I will have to restrict this giveaway to UK only due to cost of International postage.  The winner will be selected at random when the giveaway ends and contacted for their postal address to enable me 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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  1. The fearless female for me has to Helen Grace. My friend introduced me to her and I'm hooked. MJ Arlidge is a fantastic author.x

  2. Great giveaway. Some great titles for the vote, quite hard to decide which to pick.

  3. I haven't voted because I couldn't choose!

  4. I voted for The Escape by C.L.Taylor as I highly recommend! Thank you 'Dead Good Books' and Sharon for running this competition xxxx

  5. I had to eney meeny minie mo some of my picks becaus there were so many good ones! Tho I have a soft spot for Deep Down Dead

  6. Voted for C L Taylor The Escape. Very hard to choose.

  7. So hard to choose, I haven't voted yet but will tomorrow (well today now). Xxx


  8. I've not voted yet but I think Let The Dead Speak is my favourite, hard to decide though, but I found that one particularly full of surprises.

  9. It was very hard to decide, but I went for Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent which I thoroughly enjoyed.

  10. Haven't voted yet still choosing