Since the cozy mystery giveaway was so popular in the last hop, I thought I'd do it one more time. So, for the Freedom Giveaway Hop, you can enter to win up to four of the novels below. This contest is for USA & Canada residents only.
Note: I haven't read all of these novels, but cozy mysteries tend to be free of sex scenes and gore. They also tend have no to minimal explicit bad language.
A Parfait Murder by Wendy Lyn Watson. Read my review to learn more about this cozy mystery novel.
When Tally's cousin Bree spots her deadbeat ex-husband strolling the Lantana County Fair with a fat wallet and a vixen on his arm, she threatens to file for back child support. But when his lawyer is found dead, things get a little sticky. Did Bree serve up a dish of cold, sweet revenge?
Let's Play Dead by Sheila Connolly. Read my review to learn more about this cozy mystery novel.
The new exhibit at the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, isn't meant to be shocking-but when one of the installers is zapped with a fatal electrical charge, it's up to Nell to put her detective skills on display.
Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett.
When her friend is killed in a freak accident, Tricia Miles--owner of mystery bookstore Haven't Got a Clue--must use her sleuthing skills to solve a murder mystery that promises to be much more sinister than the books on her shelves.
Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay.
Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered--and Beth is the prime suspect.
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale.
When Rupert the cat sniffs out a dusty green vase with a toy bear inside, his owner has no doubt this is another of her Uncle Oscar's infamous clues to one of his valuable hidden treasures. Eager to put together the pieces of the puzzle, she's soon heading to Nevada City with her two cats, having no idea that this road trip will put her life in danger.
A Killing in Antiques by Mary Moody.
Treasure hunting is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, Lucy St. Elmo, owner of the Cape Cod antiques shop St. Elmo Fine Antiques, has more than enough heart. Lucy's long-time friend is killed with a strip of lace at Brimfield, the largest outdoor antiques and collectibles show in all of New England. Silent Billy is arrested. While Lucy combs the market for treasures, she starts collecting clues to clear her friend's name.
Dire Threads by Janet Bolin.
Willow Vanderling's quaint new embroidery shop is not a hit with the local zoning commissioner. He's denied her request to renovate the charming cottage behind the shop, and then he tricks some tourists into signing a petition to knock it down to make way for an ATV trail. Willow's furious and everyone knows it, which is a bad thing when he turns up dead in her yard.
Louisa and the Missing Heiress by Anna Maclean. Read my review to learn more about this historical mystery novel.
Boston, 1854. Long before she achieves fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott is writing stories of a more lurid nature, inspired by her fascination with the dark and mysterious. When the body of her dear friend, wealthy newlywed Dorothy Wortham, is found floating in Boston's harbor, Louisa is determined to discover who did it. It's well-known that Dorothy's family didn't approve of her husband, a confirmed fortune hunter. But Louisa suspects that some deeper secret lies behind her friend's tragic murder--and she sets out to learn the shocking truth.
To enter the giveaway:
1) you can twitter me saying "Hi @genrereviewer. Enter me in the giveaway for [fill in the titles of the 1-4 books listed above that you want to win]"
2) You can leave a comment to this post asking to be entered and naming which 1-4 books you'd like to win. Please also leave some way for me to contact you--or follow this blog so you can see the winner announcement.
This giveaway ends July 7th at midnight. I'll announce the winner on July 8, 2011 on this blog. The winner will be randomly selected.
If you entered using twitter, I'll send you a @ or DM telling you of your win and asking where to send the book. If you entered using the blog comments, you'll need to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you or check back to see if you won so you can e-mail me your mailing address. If the winner hasn't responded with a mailing address within seven days, I reserve the right to pick a new winner.
I hope everyone has fun with this!
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