Friday, April 23, 2010

Giveaway: This Body of Death by Elizabeth George

I'm always very excited to get my hands on a new installment in one of my favorite mystery series, the Thomas Lynley series by Elizabeth George. This is a writer that looks into the minds and motivations of nearly all of her characters, not just the principal ones, and it gives the entire series a depth that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Here's a synopsis of the latest, from the publisher:

On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn't trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way. In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer's hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden—and possibly attractive—vulnerability.

While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don't know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking.

A multilayered jigsaw puzzle of a story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end,
This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.

Thanks to Kyle at Harper Collins, I have one copy to give away. For one entry, just leave me a comment here. If you would like extra entries there are instructions below. Giveaway open through midnight eastern time on May 5th. The winner will be drawn at random and must have a US mailing address, no PO Boxes.

+2 Follow this blog any way you choose (Google, Feedburner, etc) and leave a comment...if you already do, include that in your comment
+2 Tweet or blog this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know that you did

Good luck everyone, thank you for visiting and entering!


bermudaonion said...

Oh, I need this one for the EW Summer Reading Challenge! Please enter me. I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)

avisannschild said...

I'm bummed this is only open to U.S. addresses, since this is one of my favourite series too!

thecoolmom said...

I would love to read this one. I have a couple of reading challenges it would count for as well.

Zibilee said...

I'd love a chance to win this book! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!!


I also follow your blog via google reader!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I'd love to put this on my summer reading list!

I subscribe by RSS.

herblady said...

I love a good mystery! Please count me in and I'm a Google Reader follower.

hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com

kazul said...

I love E. George's books! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary said...

Sounds like a great read.


Anonymous said...

I would love to win!

Anonymous said...

Hi.."With No One As Witness' being my last Elizabeth George novel,I thought that was the end..I hope I win I am such a fan Thanks so Much Susan

CATHIE said...

I'd love to be entered. Thank you.

holdenj said...

I always love a good mystery, please count me in!

I am a follower! Thanks!

Benita said...

I love reading mysteries. Please count me in. I subscribe via email.


Kat Bryan said...

Interesting title and cover. Looks good.

Kat Bryan said...

I follow via email. winterset AT

MurderMysteryMayhem said...

This is one of my favorite series. Inspector Lynley and Barbara Havers always get into some kind of trouble.

Thank you for the chance,
LooseEnds AT Snet DOT net

I am a follower

angie said...

I would love to read this book! I love a good mystery:)
+2 I follow by google friend and email
+2 I tweeted
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enyl said...

I love British mysteries, they are always a challange.
+2 GFC follower
+2 Tweeted

caite said...

throw my hat in the ring please.
+ 2 I follow you on Google...


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Mystica said...

I love Elizabeth George's books and would like to be included in this giveaway.


Linda said...

I read a couple of books in this series some time ago, and enjoyed them. I would love to try this mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.

And, I follow through Google Reader.

Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. Wonderful novel. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Administrator said...

Please enter me in this contest.

I'm a fairly new follower via Google.

I blogged about the contest here,

bodicerippernovels at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

This sounds really good. I've never read any of her books before. Would love to read this one. :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

mrsshukra said...

I would like to be entered!

+ 2 Google follower!


rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Love to read this.

+2 Google follower and email subscriber


Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm feeling a bit like a dead body myself these days, but I know I can muster up the energy to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+2 I'm a Follower!

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Gwendolyn B. said...

+2 Here's my Tweet:

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Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


And I am a follower!

Margie said...

Please include me in the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

+2 follow via GFC

AllyinWA said...

Wow! A brand new detective (to me) to get hooked on following. I'd love to win this book. Excellent giveaway!

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AllyinWA said...

Following you by email and on Google Friend Connect (Ally)


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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

+1 Just what I need to keep me up all night--a good suspense thriller. Sign me up!

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

+2 Follow you through GFC-Lisa Richards

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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

+2 tweeted about contest-alterlisa

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+2 blogged about contest-

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a real librarian said...

This one sounds awesome!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!


Carol M said...

I've heard good things about this author. Please enter me. Thank you.

I follow by Feedburner, Twitter and Google.


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Anonymous said...

need some spring,rainy weather reading..thx for the contest..
can supply us address

Chris said...

Sounds awesome!!! Like Sherlock Holmes meets Supernatural. Sort of. Anyways. Thanks!

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Chris said...

Following via RSS!

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Margie said...

I also like this author, but it's been a while since I've read one of her books. Count me in!
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Margie said...

+2 for current follower
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Anita Yancey said...

I would really like to read this book. I love mysteries, and this one sounds so good. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anita Yancey said...

+2 I follow your blog and subscribe via email.


Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

+2 Follow on Google friend as rsg


Tina said...

I've read all of hers and can't wait to get this one. Please enter me.

tbranco (AT)hughes (DOT) net

Tina said...

I'm a follower on Google and Bloglines

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Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Debbie F said...

I'm a follower - google reader and GFC!

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Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+2 I follow via GFC/Google Reader

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+2 I tweeted:

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Sarah E

CLM said...

After she killed Helen, I swore I was never going to read these books any more but now I feel I am ready to return to Lynley (although the PBS actor tries to replace what I think he really looks like).

CLM said...

Thanks so much, Carey, I am excited to have won this book!

Lisa said...

Ooooh - I love a good mystery series! I would love to be entered. I am also a Google follower.

lisalynne (at)

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