May 27, 2009

Giveaway: The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos



From Publishers Weekly - taken from here.
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.


Visit the author's site: www.georgepelecanos.com

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Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give out 5 copies of each book to 5 random commenters.

Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for blogging about this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (sidebar counts)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments)
+1 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+1 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen June 10th and notified via email.

89 comments:

  1. This looks great! Please enter me!

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  2. I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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  3. I tweeted about this!

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  7. Looks like a good one, thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  12. Thanks for the great book giveaway.

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  14. Count met in please - this one sounds good.

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  15. I've been wanting this book to add to my collection of George Pelecanos books. Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks! Indigo

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  16. I'm also following you on Twitter! Thanks! Indigo

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  17. The rest I'm going to do in one comment, I hope that's ok.

    +1 Follow you on Google Reader

    +1 Just now friended you on Good Reads

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    Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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  18. Forgot to add my email to the previous comment. sorry. Indigo


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  66. I am a follower.

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  70. Enter me please!

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  71. i'm a follower too

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  72. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

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  74. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  76. Please include me in your giveaway.

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