Independence Day Giveaway 2013

Thanks to the publisher, I’ll be giving away one set of three (3) books to one lucky winner. Leave a comment to be included in the giveaway. The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. Contest ends July 5; US entries only per publisher’s request.

Murder Half ShelfMurder on the Half Shelf by Lorna Barrett is the sixth book in the “Booktown” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, July 2013

Tricia Miles—owner of Haven’t Got a Clue, the best mystery bookstore in Stoneham, New Hampshire—once again plays amateur sleuth as she is unexpectedly reunited with a man from a chapter of her life she closed long ago…

The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort’s Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run.

But it won’t be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa’s murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa’s husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved—and believed dead—for nearly twenty years.

Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn’t believe him capable of murder, even though he’s led a life of lies. Especially when she discovers that Pippa had a few secrets of her own—some that may have been worth killing for.


tulle deathTulle Death Do Us Part by Annette Blair is the sixth book in the “Vintage Magic” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, July 2013

National bestselling author Annette Blair’s “fast-paced, fascinating” (Fresh Fiction) Vintage Magic series continues as clothing boutique owner Madeira Cutler takes on a murder from the past that won’t stay dead…

Maddie’s love of classic fashion has made her Vintage Magic boutique a success—even if the visions she experiences when touching certain items often lead her into trouble. Decades ago, at a Mystic Country Club costume ball, a secret scavenger hunt ended in an unexplained death, hastily concealed.

Now, Maddie’s invited to participate in a similar anniversary event: but one touch of the vintage petticoat used to hide evidence of the original crime hurtles Maddie into a scavenger hunt of her own. She must find missing petticoat pieces and re-stitch the clues it reveals…to expose a killer!


Grace Takes OffGrace Takes Off by Julie Hyzy is the fourth book in the “Manor House” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, July 2013

A trip to Italy’s Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton. At least until her boss—and benefactor of this whirlwind excursion—becomes the target of a murderer…

When Grace and her boss, Bennett Marshfield, turn up at the Italian villa of one of his oldest friends, they’re troubled to discover that most of his friend’s impressive art collection—including a prized bronze skull crafted by Picasso—is fake. Someone has been selling the real deals and replacing them with skilled forgeries.

Unfortunately, Grace and Bennett have to fly home the next day, so there’s no time to investigate. But their troubles are hardly over. On the plane, Grace catches a woman trying to poison Bennett. The woman, of course, isn’t talking, but by the end of the flight, there are two dead bodies. Now Grace has to wing it to find a mile-high murderer—especially since she suspects Bennett is still in danger…


All books are available at retail and online booksellers

77 responses to “Independence Day Giveaway 2013

  1. all three sound like great reads. I love the titles!

  2. I love all these authors, thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Happy 4th!!! What a great contest.

  4. Susan Slovinsky

    These are all new authors to me – but not for long. They sound like great reads. Thank you.

  5. Debbie Carney

    All 3 sound wonderful, I would really love to win and read them 🙂

  6. Two out of the three are cozy chicks and I’ve yet to get their new books! And I would love to read Annette’s book! Perfect contest for the 4th of July 😀

  7. What great selection and a fun give-away. Wonderful authors.

  8. oh wow!! what a generous batch of books!!!!
    thank you!!!

  9. I have (real) books by the first two authors, and am interested in the third series. Count me in. dz87507@gmail.com

  10. Happy 4th! Thank for the chance to win these.

  11. Happy 4th July. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  12. I love these authors. Count me in!! Dee

  13. Great giveaway, thank you. Happy 4th of July!!!

  14. Love cozy mysteries! Happy 4th!

  15. Georgette Thaler

    A triple play I love. Happy 4th of July everyone!

  16. Three of my favorite authors. I’d have to be crazy (alright, crazier then I already am) not to enter this contest. Have a great 4th of July Dru.

  17. How lovely! Yes! These writers are certainly among my favorites!

  18. I have never read any of these authors but would love to.

  19. This looks awesome!

  20. Michelle Steffen

    Annette would be a new author to me. I love Julie and Lorna… sounds like some nice summer reads to me!

  21. Dorothy Johnson

    What an exciting thought to experience three new, to me, writers! It takes beach reading to a whole new level! Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Adrienne Donze

    Fireworks, a day off of work celebrating our country, and a book give away contest – what a fun day! Thanks, Dru 🙂

  23. The titles of these books are so creative!! I love how all of these authors support each other and each other’s books. As you share, we learn about other authors, and everyone wins! Thanks for letting us know about yet, more good books! dana

  24. Stacie Amelotte

    Awesome giveaway! Happy 4th of July!

  25. All look like super cozies—I’ve read some of the booktown series, but none of the others. I guess I should head for the library or bookstore if I don’t win.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

  26. Thanks for this great giveaway. Lovely.

  27. susan beamon

    I love cozies, don’t really read enough of them what with the procedurals and plain thrillers out there. Winning these would help balance me a little.

  28. Rachel Mustain

    I especially love Annette Blair’s series. It is one of my favorites. The other two are quite good as well.

  29. Great selection of books. Happy 4th of July.

  30. I have read these authors but not these books. Fingers crossed. Happy 4th !!

  31. Fairlee Corkran

    I love all 3 authors and would love this collection.

  32. Happy 4th! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  33. I’d love to read all three of these. Happy Fourth to all.

  34. Wow, all 3 look great…Happy Fourth everyone!

  35. The three books sound fabulous, thank you for the chance.
    Happy 4th of July.

  36. Hope I win I’d love all 3 of these books

  37. Joan Forrester

    oh, I would love these books!!! Thanks for the chance ..Happy 4th

  38. Susan Geiger

    would love to read these…Happy Fourth of July…

  39. What a great way to discover new-to-me authors. Thanks for the contest & Happy Fourth!

  40. Carrie McCall

    Pick me pick me pick me! 🙂 Thank you or the chance to win. Have a very happy 4th!

  41. What a wonderful set of giveaways to celebrate the right to read. American fREADom!

  42. Anne Marie

    Would love to read the books this summer

  43. What a wonderful assortment of books. It would be delightful to win them, especially as 5 July is my son’s 25th birthday!

  44. Just started the Booktown Mysteries and really enjoyed reading them. I haven’t read either of the other two series yet, but they look just as good and are now on my reading list! 🙂

  45. Donna Durnell

    What a great July 4th giveaway! I love mysteries and these three sound like wonderfully fun reads.

  46. Marguerite

    Thanks for the giveaway. These book covers are beautiful.

  47. Happy Happy 4th of July. I would love to win.

  48. Debra Woloson

    Thank you for taking the time & energy for this giveaway. I have been waiting to get these books to read. I love these authors & these series!
    Thank you again.

  49. Great group of books, I want them!
    Cheli
    http://chelisshelves.blogspot.com

  50. Wow !! Lots of great books . Would love to win! Thanks!

  51. Renae Parker

    Would love to win! Happy 4th!

  52. Barbara Tobey

    Eager to read all three. Two authors are familiar and one new. Have to look for her books.

  53. I love these authors!!! The book covers are great! Every time you look, you see something different! Great Give-a-away!!

  54. Kathi Jo D.

    Love the 3 books picked for the giveaway! Love the authors! Happy 4th!

  55. Wow! These are all authors that I love!

  56. Donna Tomlinson

    Happy 4th! Looks like some great books.

  57. Oh what a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to enter. Happy day!!

  58. Oh, they sound fun! Thanks for the chance to win and for telling us about them!

  59. Barbara Thompson

    All 3 books sound great. Would love to win all 3 books. Thank you for the opportunity to enter in your giveaway. Happy 4th of July!!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

  60. I would enjoy reading all 3 of those books. they sound great

  61. Wally Cwik

    The books sound terrific. Julie Hyzy is a super author and lady.

  62. Wow looks like three great books that I desperately need!

  63. Amy Leemon

    Someone is going to be very lucky, indeed. Happy 4th of July to everyone!

  64. What a great giveaway for the 4th. Thank you for the chance to win.

  65. Linda Kleback

    Love these authors!

  66. Pat Gritzuk

    Being a reader of all Julie Hyzy books, and many other authors… I collect, share, get back, and have a library room. Would love to add to my collection!

  67. girlluck13

    What a fun giveaway….crossing fingers.

  68. All of these books look great!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. wendynewcomb

    This sounds like a good series, thank you for the chance to win it.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

  70. wendynewcomb

    I think I’m tired, lol, “These” not This and thank you for hosting this contest.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

  71. These all look to be great, fun reads.

  72. Wow, 3 books to read, they are great. Can picture myself reading, them, curl up in my chair. Thanks, Dru for hosting the giveaway.

  73. Diane Herr

    What a great set to read for the summer. Thanks for hosting the contest!

  74. contest is closed.

  75. Anne Sanchez

    Would love to add these 3 books to my to be read. They would go to the top.

  76. mamie mcbee-harrison

    Would LOVE to have…Thanks for contest!!

  77. Wow, All three books sound great. Thanks for the chance to win!