Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another FABULOUS Giveaway: Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear



Okay, okay, I know what you are all thinking. ANOTHER giveaway?!? Enough already! But what am I to do when fabulous people like Jason at Henry Holt say "Would you like to do a giveaway?" OF COURSE I would! Don't you all love the opportunity to win a free book? And when the book in question is Jacqueline Winspear's latest Maisie Dobbs novel, which I have been looking forward to, there is no way I could resist. And I have news for you, I have more fantastic giveaways planned for next week's Book Giveaway Carnival! It is Giveaway Madness!!

It’s Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister’s office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met—and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard’s elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane’s personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case. Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie’s trusted assistant, is once again facing tragedy as his wife, who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter, slips further into melancholia’s abyss. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people. And before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must navigate a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men.


In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.

I recently listened to the audio of An Incomplete Revenge, the previous book in this series, and now I am totally hooked and scrambling to track down the previous four books, Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, and Messenger of Truth. These are richly layered mysteries with a quick, intelligent protagonist in Maisie Dobbs. Among the Mad is the sixth in this highly recommended, award winning series.

Jason has generously given me five copies to give away! So leave a comment here for one entry. Two extra entries for anyone who blogs about the giveaway, posts a tweet on twitter or becomes a follower. If you do, please leave an extra comment letting me know. You may enter until midnight eastern time on March 9, winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address. Good luck everyone, thanks for entering! And a big thank you to Jason and Henry Holt!

86 comments:

Ms Mazzola said...

I have been meaning to check out this author and have been looking for a good series to get hooked on. Please enter me in your contest.

Ms Mazzola said...

I also am now following you on my reader.

Beth F said...

I've been wanting to read the Maisie Dobbs series. It sounds great. And I'm so glad the template tweaking worked for you. Isn't it nice to have a wide column to post in??

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book.

Dan said...

Please enter me in this contest. Thanks
grumpydan[at]netzero[dot]com

tsslug said...

I love true stories on crime
I read Ann Rule all the time
Please include me

tsslug7@yahoo.com

Molly said...

This is the third time I have of this book this week and I am very anxious to begin reading the Maisie Dobb series.

Please include me in the contest, and I will post of it on my blog later today.

Kaye said...

I just love this series! Winspear is a wonderful writer. Please enter me in the drawing.

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Kaye said...

I have put your contest on my sidebar contest links. Good luck to all the entrants. Thanks Carey, for a great contest book.
florida982002[at]yahoo.com

bermudaonion said...

Of course I love winning books! Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

You're in my Google Reader.

Anna said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm also a follower.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

Julie P. said...

Count me in! I love these books and haven't read this one.

Riva said...

I LOVE Maisie. Please enter me in your contest.

dulcibelle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Thanks!

Riva said...

OH - I follow you on my Google Reader.

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Annette said...

I'm currently reading "Birds of a Feather" in the Maisie Dobbs series, and loving it! Please count me in...
agjuba at hotmail dot com

Annette said...

I'm also a follower!

agjuba at hotmail dot com

Indigo said...

You definitely caught my attention wth this book. I would love to be entered in the giveaway please. Thanks! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Indigo said...

I follow you on my Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I am "mad" about this series! It is one of my favorites. Thrilled at the chance to win a copy of the new book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Becca said...

Please enter me. It sounds great.
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Nancy said...

Wow this book looks fascinating! Thanks for the great giveaway.
spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

allisonmariecat said...

Great giveaway--this book sounds perfect for me.

I posted about your contest here: http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2009/02/another-giveaway.html

traveler said...

Thanks for featuring this wonderful author. I have read all of her books and adore them. What a fabulous writer. Great giveaway.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

wordlily said...

I just finished the second book in this series, and this volume would complete my collection! I'm such a huge fan of Winspear.

WordLily AT gmail DOT com

wordlily said...

I just posted about this giveaway on my blog! http://wordlily.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/birds-of-a-feather-by-jacqueline-winspear/

carolsnotebook said...

I would love to win this. Thanks.
carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

bridget3420 said...

Sounds like a good book. I'd like to enter the contest.

bridget3420 said...

Follower

bridget3420 said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/bridget3420

My Blog 2.0 said...

I'd love to win a copy, thanks for the giveaway! Also following!

Dottie

LazyDaisy0413 said...

I'd love to read this book. Please enter me! Thanks.

LazyDaisy0413 said...

I follow your blog via the Blogger Follow function. ;)

Linda said...

I have read the first four books in this series, would love to win this book. Thanks.

Linda said...

I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader. I hope that counts for "following".

Shoshana said...

This book sounds amazing! Please include me in your drawing.

MJ said...

I'd love to read this.

MJ said...

following

ruth said...

I have enjoyed this series greatly. Unique and great stories and amazing writing. Thanks for this giveaway. Maisie is the best.

pearl said...

When I discovered Maisie I was captivated with this wonderful series. Thaks for this chance.

scottsgal said...

This sounds like a great addition to the series - count me in to win please

Debdesk said...

I am a follower, please include me in your drawing.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Luanne said...

I love Maisie Dobbs and would love to win the latest. Please enter me! And I am a follower.

Bcteagirl said...

Ooooo.. I love books set in the 1930's. Thank you!!

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

darbyscloset said...

Sounds so great!!! Women in the 30's going to work, can you even imagine???!! Enter me,
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

darbyscloset said...

I am a follower!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

Sounds great! Please enter me :)

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

olympianlady said...

Hey, enter me please. This is another book that sounds really good. Thanks!

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win. <3

Also, I blogged your contest here:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/02/24/book-giveaways-0223-0301/


Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Warren said...

I've read and reviewed the last five and can't wait to get the new book, so PLEASE enter me in the contest! I'm also following you on Twitter (I'm @warrenkelly)

Janel said...

I've never read any books from this series, but I'd love to give it a try. Please enter me.

I am already a subscriber.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

RidgewayGirl said...

I love historical mysteries and this one looks interesting. Please enter me in your giveaway.

kay.hardtmann@gmx.de

kalea_kane said...

I have never read this series, but I would relish the opportunity. I am already on the hunt! Thank you so much for the chance!

Kelly

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am a follower too! :)

Kelly

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

mindy said...

sounds awesome thanks for the giveaway

Deborah said...

I just found your site and you're already hooking me on your reviews. Thanks for the chance to win what sounds like a very compelling book. asthenight at gmail dot com

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

techyone said...

This sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway.

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

teabird said...

I've been wanting to read this - please pick me!

teabird 17 at yahoo dot com

Bev said...

Never heard of this series so please enter me as well, thanks :D

BevE
half4books@gmail.com

Teddy Rose said...

No need to sign me up for this one. I blogged about it here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/02/this-weeks-giveaways-galore_28.html

Rue said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like a great read.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

ellie said...

I really hope to win this. By coincidence I am currently reading the first in the series "Maisie Dobbs". I am trying to collect the whole series.
Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

bettyd said...

I would love to read this author and like books set pre-war in London.

bettyd said...

I follow you

Meg89 said...

Please enter me!
meh471 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Meg89 said...

I follow you!
meh471 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Marie said...

I would love to read this one, I love the Maisie Dobb series!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

judygr64 said...

This book looks like it would be very entertaining. I haven't read this series at all but it look enjoyable.

judy(dot)greenberg(at)gmail(dot)com

bohemiangypsy said...

I have heard that Winspear is a very good writer; now's my chance to find out! Thank you for the giveaway.

bohemiangypsy said...

I am a follower

kathy55439 said...

This looks like a great book I love true stories

A Stationary Addict said...

Awesome! Thanks for the book giveaway, I love stories set in the past!

A Stationary Addict said...

I am a follower!

Cheryl S. said...

I would love to read this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

Sheri S. said...

Sounds great - please count me in!

Sheri S. said...

I'm already a follower and subscriber to your blog :)

nhertel85 said...

I'd like to enter.

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

nhertel85 said...

I'm a follower

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

Karen in TN said...

Please enter me to win. I follow the blog on googlreader.

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okibi-insanity said...

I love mystery novel set in a different time. I love having a glimpse of the past. So count me in!

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I blogged about this contest on my LJ:

http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/5816.html

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I follow your blog via reader.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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