A spectacular holiday giveaway of
Books for armchair travelers sponsored by Soho Press
Congratulations to the three winners of the Soho Press crime sweepstakes:
When you aren’t able to travel, the next best thing is reading an engrossing novel with an authentic sense of place that transports you somewhere else around the world.
(Actually, the best of all worlds might be sitting in a big armchair on the bow of the Crystal Symphony with a suspenseful book in hand!)
In a case of it’s nice to know people in high places, the wonderful editor of my book on female friendship, Juliet Grames, now associate publisher of Soho Press (known for its award-winning international crime fiction), graciously agreed to sponsor this holiday giveaway for readers of More Time To Travel.
- One lucky reader will be randomly selected to win a set of the hardcover versions of all five of these Soho crime titles.
- Two other readers will be be selected to choose one of these novels each.
RULES TO ENTER
Skim the list of Soho crime titles below and in the comments section below, enter the name of the literary destination you would most like to visit.
Leave your comment on or before December 31. Sorry, limited to U.S. and Canada addresses only.
Winners will be randomly selected and announced here soon after the New Year.
Murder in the Marais (Paris, France)
Do you love Paris? Then you must read Cara Black’s MURDER IN THE MARAIS, the first book in the Aimee Leduc detective series. Aimee, who is a chic, fashionable private investigator, takes you to the darker side of the City of Light in this splendidly atmospheric classic noir mystery series. Each book is set in a different arrondissement (neighborhood) of Paris, and reveals all its secrets. In Murder in the Marais, Aimee investigates a murder in Paris’s historic Jewish quarter, unearthing secrets that date back to Vichy France and the forced disappearance of Paris’s Jews.
The Tooth Tattoo (England)
Peter Lovesey’s mysteries set in Bath, England, are perfect for Anglophiles and Agatha Christie fans! Each mystery is a Golden Age style fair-play puzzle mystery, and each book is imbued with tons of trivia about lovely Bath. In The Tooth Tattoo, the curmudgeonly detective Peter Diamond investigates the suspicious death of a woman who has come to Bath because she is a devoted fan of a classical music quartet that is performing there. Music afficianados will take extra delight in this story!
Getaway (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
The ultimate beach read–a story of a Mexican vacation gone terribly awry. When Michelle Mason, a young, wealthy California widow, takes a de-stressing vacation to the paradise beach community of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, she accidentally crosses paths with a shady group of expats and finds herself tangled in a deadly web of spies and drug dealers. She’ll have to survive by her wits, and her wild adventure reveals the lovely and the sinister sides of this stunning city.
The Coroner’s Lunch (Laos)
There aren’t many books about Laos, but if you are headed there, you must read Colin Cotterill’s impeccable and award-winning mystery series set there. If you aren’t planning a trip to Laos yet, you certainly will after you read The Coroner’s Lunch! Set in the late 1970s, just after the establishment of the new Lao communist government, this whimsical and sensory-packed novel follows the career of the seventy-something Dr. Siri, who is forced to become the National Coroner. The mystery touches upon the legacies of colonial war in Southeast Asia and will make you eager to see this fascinating place for yourself.
Murder at Cape Three Points (Accra, Ghana)
If these books sparked your interest, see the list of other titles in the Soho Crime Series.
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