Tuesday, February 24, 2009

**Giveaway** The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

A CHRONICLE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CRIMES OF BELLE EPOQUE PARIS - INCLUDING THE THEFT OF THE MONA LISA - AND THE DETECTIVE WHO USED SCIENCE TO TRY TO SOLVE THEM

Turn-of-the-century Paris was the beating heart of a rapidly changing world. Painters, scientists, revolutionaries, poets--all were there. But so, too, were the shadows: Paris was a violent, criminal place, its sinister alleyways the haunts of Apache gangsters and its cafes the gathering places of murderous anarchists. In 1911, it fell victim to perhaps the greatest theft of all time--the taking of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.

Immediately, Alphonse Bertillon, a detective world-renowned for pioneering crime-scene investigation techniques, was called upon to solve the crime. And quickly the Paris police had a suspect: a young Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso....

Would you like to win a copy of this fascinating book? I have one to give away, courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Book Group. To enter, just leave a comment here. For two extra entries you can blog about this giveaway, tweet it on twitter, or become a follower of my blog. If you do, be sure to leave a separate comment to let me know. Contest will run through midnight eastern time on March 11, the winner will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). Good luck and thanks for visiting!!

For more information about the book, visit the authors' website.
Update: Just got an email from Valerie saying that I can give away FIVE copies! So, I'll be drawing five winners, YAY!

84 comments:

AVATC said...

Hi, TomeTraveler! I saw your tweet about the book and would love to have a copy! Paris is my favorite place, as evidenced by the Eiffel Tower motif in my stunning soundproof studio, and non-fiction is my favorite genre. Sounds like a book I need!

Thanks so much!

Cordially,

Karen Commins
www.KarenVoices.com

Melissa said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book--sounds awesome! Oh, and I'm also a follower--I enjoy reading your posts :-)

caite said...

Turn of the century Paris is just the perfect place for murder!
I would love to be entered.

CaitemaireAThotmailDotcom

olympianlady said...

Please enter me. This looks like a great book. Though, I already won The Terror, so that may be all the good luck I'm entitled to. So, if you don't mind me entering for another one of your drawings after winning one, then please put my name down. Otherwise, don't, and that's okay too. I'll still have The Terror to read when it gets here. *does happy dance* I'm so excited about that. Thanks!

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter the contest.

Kaye said...

Hey Carey, please enter me in the drawing. Would love to read about murder in Paris. I am already a follower and am putting your contest link on my blog Thanks !

allisonmariecat said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I'd love to read this book.

allisonmariecat said...

I'm already a follower (well, on Google Reader, if that counts), but I posted about the contest here:
http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2009/02/giveaway.html

Indigo said...

I'm fascinated by the thought of an underside to Paris. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks! Indigo

I'm a follower on Google Reader as well.

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

songbirdz said...

This looks like a great book, please enter me! I'm also a follower of the blog.. Thanks! Love the picture in your header as well =) lpmccann(at)gmail.com

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to read this book:) It sounds wonderful.

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/

bridget3420 said...

Blogged about your contest here:

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/

bridget3420 said...

Tweeted on Twitter

http://twitter.com/bridget3420

Alyce said...

I would love to win this book!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sara said...

Please enter me, I'm a follower.
This book sounds awesome.
Thanks!
Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Zibilee said...

I would love to be entered in the contest. Thanks!

Nely said...

Please enter me. This sounds great. I'm also a follower, of course.

Thanks,
Nely

Zibilee said...

I am now following your blog, and have tweeted about your contest over on twitter.

Linda said...

What an interesting sounding book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Linda said...

I follow your blog through google reader.

carolsnotebook said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for entering me.
carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

carolsnotebook said...

I'm a follower and posted this link on my sidebar.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Stacie said...

I'd love to be entered.

mindy said...

fabulous thanks for the giveaway

Melissa said...

Thanks for the great contest. I follow too!

elandlo said...

That sounds really interesting. Great giveaway!

traveler said...

This novel is certainly intriguing and unique. Thanks for this interesting giveaway.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

The Crimes of Paris looks great! Thanks for the chance to win.

LuAnn said...

I love to read true crime novels!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this -- sounds like the kind of book I could get lost in! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

And, I'm a follower!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

eyeslikesugar said...

Sounds like a great book! Please enter me. :) Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win!

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

Blogged the contest:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/02/24/book-giveaways-0223-0301/

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

scottsgal said...

Sounds like a great read - I love books like this. Count me in

darbyscloset said...

Love a true crime story!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

Sounds like a great read!

Kat Bryan said...

I think this sounds very interesting. I never knew someone had tried to steal the Mona Lisa.

Becky said...

Oh please pick me!! I need a new book to read since finishing "Murder by Family"
by Kent Whitaker- a truly inspiring story about murder and forgiveness. "Crimes in Paris" looks awesome!

Becca said...

Please enter me. This sounds great and I would love a chance to win it. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Becca said...

I've also become a follower! Thanks again

writemeg said...

Yay! Sounds like a cool book. I'd love to be entered -- thanks!

Megan -- writing.meg [at] gmail.com

wordlily said...

I'd love to win this book, sounds like a good one!

wordlily said...

I also just subscribed to your blog in my Google Reader.

Estela said...

I'd love the chance to win!

Shoshana said...

I want to win too! I can't get enough of books. They're my addiction.

avisannschild said...

Please enter me for this one too! Thanks!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Please enter me! This does sound really interesting. :0)

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Janel said...

I love books set in Paris, so please enter me!

I am already a subscriber.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

RidgewayGirl said...

A book in my favorite genre set in my favorite city. Enter me please!

kay.hardtmann@gmx.de

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/links-of-week-and-giveaway-roundup.html

paula h said...

This sounds like a good and interesting book.

sherry (nite swimming) said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

niteswimming (at) gmail (dot) (com)

techyone said...

Oohhh, this sounds good!

JD said...

I love books like this

jdmimi at gmail dot com

Bev said...

Sounds like a great book - thanks Carey for the giveaway and to Valerie at Hachette for 5 copies - too cool.

BevE
half4books@gmail.com

judyv12306 said...

I am a book addict and wold love this book. Thank you

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

kathy55439 said...

sounds like a great book Love the cover....

kathy55439 said...

twittered this contest

http://twitter.com/kathy55439/statuses/1267404300

Angela C said...

Thanks for the giveaway:)

Lesley said...

I would love to read this book--please enter me! Thank you!

lesleymfan (at) gmail (dot) com

Rue said...

Paris is one of my favorite cities in the world. This sounds like a great book that I'd really enjoy.
Thanks for the chance to win.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Nancy said...

Please sign me up. This book sounds so interesting, I would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

ellie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.This sounds like a great book.

bettyd said...

What a great setting for crime. Please enter me

bettyd said...

I'm following you

ha - struck me that here is a book about murder and crime in dark turn of the century Paris, and you have all these people posting how we are 'following' you.

Marie said...

This looks like a fascinating book, I would love to read it!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

judygr64 said...

The book looks fascinating. I'd enjoy reading about Paris at that time and the methods used to solve these crimes.

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

bohemiangypsy said...

I love to read about murder, mayhem, and intrigue. Thanks for the giveaway.

bohemiangypsy said...

I am a follower.

nfmgirl said...

Sounds really interesting. Please count me in. Thank you!

jenclair said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'd love a copy of this book--I love nonfiction, detectives, and mystery.

caseykelp said...

Sounds like a good read, Thank you for the giveaway

Amanda said...

I'd love to win this! And I already follow your blog. Thank you!

jolt! said...

Fantastic! I'd really like to read this one - I'm both a francophile and a student of forensic science. It's right up my alley. :)

~jaynalee
teetersj(at)gmail(dot)com

bison61 said...

I would love to win and read this book

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

okibi-insanity said...

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

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I follow your blog via Y! reader.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi-insanity said...

I blogged about this contest at my LJ:

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

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

jjsweep said...

This looks like a great book, please include me in the drawing! Thanks so much!

Wanda said...

The Crimes of Paris looks like a very interesting book. I'd love to win a copy!
wandanamgreb AT gmail DOT com

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