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Monday, June 8, 2009

Giveaway: The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

Giveaway - CLOSED


Thanks to Valerie at Hachette, I have 5 copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos to give away.

Synopsis from Hachette:

Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa, whose body has been found in a local community garden.

The murder unearths intense memories of a case Ramone worked as a patrol cop twenty years earlier, when he and his partner, Dan "Doc" Holiday, assisted a legendary detective named T. C. Cook. The series of murders, all involving local teenage victims, was never solved. In the years since, Holiday has left the force under a cloud of morals charges, and now finds work as a bodyguard and driver. Cook has retired, but he has never stopped agonizing about the "Night Gardener" killings.

The new case draws the three men together on a grim mission to finish the work that has haunted them for years. All the love, regret, and anger that once burned between them comes rushing back, and old ghosts walk once more as the men try to lay to rest the monster who has stalked their dreams. Bigger and even more unstoppable than his previous thrillers, George Pelecanos achieves in The Night Gardener what his brilliant career has been building toward: a novel that is a perfect union of suspense, character, and unstoppable fate.

I'll be reviewing it soon but, until then, let's get the contest started!


5 copies available

Contest ends at 11:59 pm EDT on 6/23/09

Winners must live in the U.S. or Canada

P.O. boxes won't be accepted for a mailing address

How to Enter:
Comment here on the original post.

For Extra Entries:
1. Blog about the giveaway.
2. Tweet about the contest and be sure to mention my handle (@jax1204) somewhere in the tweet so that I can keep track.
3. Become a follower of the blog. If you're already one, just mention that for an entry.

I'll be choosing the winners using Random.org

For each entry, leave a separate comment here so that I can easily keep track. Don't forget to include your email.

I will contact winners by email as well as post their names on the blog.

75 Comments:

Sheila said...

This looks really good - thanks for having the contest!

I am now a follower of your blog! Keep up the great work!

Alexia561 said...

Looks good! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

I'll send a tweet out about the contest.

Thanks again!

brknhrt said...

I don't think I have read any books by this author. Looks good.
Linda
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Anonymous said...

Ohh....sounds like a good one. I saw your link on book divas. thanks.

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FOKXXY said...

I would love to be entered please

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Thank you for the great giveaway.

FOKXXY said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/fokxxy/status/2091177765

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FOKXXY said...

I follow

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Sharon said...

I have been considering buying this so I would really love to win it!

I am a follower

Julie said...

I've read so many great reviews for this book, I would love a chance to win it!

Cheers,
julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

Julie said...

I subscribed!

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Searcher said...

I would love to win this to review on my blog...

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Thanks

Searcher said...

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Just became a new follower..thanks

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Kerri said...

Please enter me. I'm also a follower.

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Bridget said...

No need to enter me; just posted on Win A Book.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Thanks for the e-mail! No need to enter me, though. I'm dropping in to thank you for the mail and to let you know I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

chey said...

Hi!

Sounds like a great mystery!

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Marie said...

This looks great, I would love to read it!

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Marie said...

I am a follower also.

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scottsgal said...

I'm a fan of his books - I'd love to be entered

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scottsgal said...

also a follower

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good read, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Pam said...

I've been reading so much about this book. I'd really like to read it and winning it would be even better!

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Pam said...

New follower

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Kerri said...

Sorry - I didn't read instructions. (What else is new).

For a second entry, I'm also a follower.

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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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Luvdaylilies said...

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Luvdaylilies said...

I became a follower=)

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Katrina said...

I would love to win, this book sounds like a great book.

mindy said...

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Sandra K321 said...

I have read several reviews of this book and I think I would enjoy reading it.
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Sandra K321 said...

I am following your blog.

A Reader said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)


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A Reader said...

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scottsgal said...

I enjoy his books please count me in

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scottsgal said...

already a follower

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cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. This looks like a great read. Thank you.

Hillary said...

This looks good. Please enter me. Thank you!

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Hillary said...

I just became a follower. Thanks!

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Abby said...

This book sounds like a great summer read!

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Anonymous said...

Mary
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Since reading so many great things about the Night Gardener, I am drooling to get my hands on it :)

Dawn M. said...

I've been hearing about this one everywhere. Would love the chance to read it. Please enter me! :0)

Thanks!
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texasheartland said...

I've heard such great things about it and I would love to own it!


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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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susan said...

seems like an author with books I like to read.. would love to give it a shot.

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Sharon said...

I been wanting to read this book. Sound like it's pretty good.
Thanks for the giveaway.

NL6369 said...

I have been hearing great reviews of this book, it's on my summer reading list ( along with about 100 others,lol) Great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

lorides said...

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AmandaK said...

This book has been on my wish list for a long time! I'd love to read it!

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SkipMDMan said...

I love the cover art on that book. With that look it's got to be good

carolasar said...

I love "police/detective-type" novels. Thanks for the chance.

Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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olympianlady said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

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Sandra K321 said...

I would enjoy reading this book.

Deedles said...

Looks like a great read. Please enter my name in the draw.

Julie said...

I've been seeing this book all over the place, I would love a chance to win it!

Cheers,
julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

Julie said...

I subscribe

Cheers,
Julie

Nicole D. said...

Please enter me! Thank you!

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Jess said...

I've heard so many good things about this book. Please include me.
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Sharon said...

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ellie said...

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MaMa said...

This book has been getting great reviews & I'd love to read it. Thanks for hosting.
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MaMa said...

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