Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Need more George Pelecanos Giveaway: The Night Gardener

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review:

Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight.

Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.

I have five copies of The Night Gardener to give away. To enter, just leave a comment here, include your email address if it is not in your blogger id. I'll give an extra entry to anyone who becomes a follower (or follows already), tweets this giveaway on twitter or blogs about it. If you do any of these please leave ONE extra comment to let me know. Winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address. Contest will be open until midnight eastern on June 18. Many thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group for providing the books for this giveaway! Good luck everyone!

74 comments:

Neas Nuttiness said...

Please count me in on this giveaway. Thanks!

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I follow. Thank you.

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Indigo said...

Please include me in this drawing. I have George Pelecanos latest books and would love to add this to the collection. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm already a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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MJ said...

I follow.

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LuAnn said...

I love a good thriller/murder mystery!

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LuAnn said...

I'm already a follower.

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Bridget said...

Just posted this on Win A Book.

minishoes1 said...

I have been wanting to read this!Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I am a new follower. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Pam said...

I've been reading about this one a lot. I'm looking forward to reading it. Please enter me!

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Pam said...

Follower

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gaby317 said...

please count me in!

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gaby317 said...

i'm a follower

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cqueen2 said...

looks like a great read

thanks

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nfmgirl said...

Please count me in. Thanks so much!

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

Belinda M said...

Please enter me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Cheryl S. said...

George Pelecanos is one of my favorite authors - please count me in!

Thanks,
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Cheryl S. said...

I follow

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Lifestooshort said...

please enter me :)

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scottsgal said...

I really enjoy his books - would love to read this one too

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scottsgal said...

already a follower

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Annie said...

I'd love to win this for my dad!


Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm a loyal follower



Tweeted
http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/2026218614


Thanks

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Nicola said...

Please enter me! Email is in my profile.

Nicole said...

I am reading The Turnaround now and am loving it. I would love for you to send me this one as well. :-)

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Nicole said...

You know I follow you, right?

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Molly said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Thanks so much :)

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Molly said...

I am absolutely a loyal follower :)

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Just.Me said...

Please include me in the giveaway. Sounds like a great read.

Just.Me said...

I am a google reader follower.

Dawn M. said...

I've heard so much about this one and would love to read it. Please enter me. :0)

Thanks!
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olympianlady said...

Please enter me. I've heard great things about this book. Thanks!

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Kristi said...

I think this sounds like a terrific book. Please enter me in the drawing.

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Kristi said...

I already follow.

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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-06-06-09.html

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
Iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am already a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
Iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds great!

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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Ken said...

I love Geroge - please enter me!

FOKXXY said...

Thank you . Please enter me.

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FOKXXY said...

I follow

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FOKXXY said...

I twittered : http://twitter.com/fokxxy/status/2090560755

twitter name : fokxxy

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Rebecca Cox said...

I would love to win this great thriller.
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Rebecca Cox said...

I follow your blog and tweeted this giveaway at ccqdesigns
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peggy c said...

Finally here1!!
Would love this book.
AA Peggy

A Reader said...

Please enter me.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Follower (liane66)

Carol said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you!
Carol M
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Carol said...

I'm a follower.
Carol M
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ann marie said...

Thanks for the great book giveaway.

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ann marie said...

I am also a follower.

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Beth said...

Love to have this book - sounds very good. Thanks!
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Marjorie said...

I would love to read this mystery.
Please count me in for this awesome
giveaway.

Pam said...

This book sounds so intense and scary. I can't wait to read it.

Thanks.
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budletsmom said...

I would love to win this book.

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budletsmom said...

I am a new follower.

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Sammie said...

I would like to be entered into your book drawing please.

SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

Sammie said...

I am a follower.

SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered! great blog... glad i stumbled upon it.

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Victoria said...

Would love to read this! Thank you!

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okibi_insanity said...

Please count me in the contest. I would love to read it.

Sue
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okibi_insanity said...

I blogged about this contest in my LJ: http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/8901.html

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

okibi_insanity said...

I already follow your blog.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/06/book-giveaways.html

Thanks

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Glenn said...

I'd like to drop my name in the hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

JenniferB said...

please enter me in the contest

JenniferB said...

I am a following of your blog

Thank you!!

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