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Jun 13 2017 11:00am

Sue Grafton’s Complete Alphabet Series (To Date!) Sweepstakes — Books A-X

“I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I'd like to say I'm a big fan of forgiveness as long as I'm given the opportunity to get even first.”
V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton

What better way to kick off your summer reading than with a treasure trove of Sue Grafton's most memorable work? Criminal Element and Putnam Books are pleased to offer you a chance to win a complete set (to date) of Sue Grafton's unforgettable Alphabet mystery series, featuring the smart, sassy Kinsey Millhone.

Complete the form below for a chance to win books A-X!

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OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND OF THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY THE TIME OF ENTRY. U.S. LAW GOVERNS THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The SUE GRAFTON ALPHABET SERIES (A-X) SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to persons who as of the date of entry (and, if a winner, as of the date of prize fulfillment) are a legal resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia and who are 18 years of age or older and of the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides. We are sorry for the geographic restrictions, unfortunately it is required for various legal reasons. Persons who as of the date of entry (and, if a winner, as of the date of prize fulfillment) are an employee of Criminal Element (“Sponsor”) or any of Sponsor's Affiliates (as defined in Section 5), and members of the immediate family or household (whether or not related) of any such employee, are not eligible. Eligibility determinations will be made by Sponsor in its discretion and will be final and binding. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.
     
  2. HOW TO ENTER: The entry period for the Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, June 12, 2017 and continues through 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, June 30, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). No purchase is necessary. Any entrant who is under 18 years of age or otherwise under the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the entrant resides (a “Minor”) must obtain permission to enter from his or her parent or legal guardian, and the agreement of the parent or legal guardian to these Official Rules, prior to entry. To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Entry Period, entrants must access, complete and submit the Sweepstakes entry form (which will require entrant to submit his or her e-mail address and such other information as Sponsor may require), found in entrant's Facebook newsfeed or alternatively by visiting Sponsor's website located at https://us.macmillan.com/smp/promo/deweyandreassweepstakes (the “Website”) and following the on screen entry instructions. The Facebook entry form may be pre-filled with information provided by the Facebook platform. There is a limit of one entry per person and per email address. All entries must be completed and received by Sponsor prior to the conclusion of the Entry Period. Entry times will be determined using Sponsor's computer, which will be the official clock for the Sweepstakes. Normal time rates, if any, charged by the entrant's Internet or mobile service provider will apply. All entries are subject to verification at any time. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. Sponsor will have the right, in its discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor (including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification). Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification.
     
  3. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Following the conclusion of the Entry Period,

One (1) potential Grand Prize winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor or its agent from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail (sent to the e-mail address provided by the entrant when entering), or using other contact information provided by the potential winner, in Sponsor's discretion. If the initial notification requires a response, the potential winner must respond to Sponsor's initial notification attempt within 72 hours. The potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility and may, in Sponsor's discretion, be required to complete, sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability or an Affirmation of Eligibility/Release of Liability, as determined by Sponsor, and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release, collectively, a “Declaration and Release” for residents of Canada) and any other documentation provided by Sponsor in connection with verification of the potential winner's eligibility and confirmation of the releases and grant of rights set forth herein (as applicable, “Winner Verification Documents”), within seven days of attempted delivery of same. The potential winner if a U.S. resident may also in Sponsor's discretion be required to complete and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 within seven days of attempted delivery of same. If the potential winner is a Minor, Sponsor will have the right to request that the potential winner's parent or legal guardian sign the Winner Verification Documents on behalf of the winner, or to award the prize directly in the name of the winner's parent or legal guardian, who in such event will be required to sign the Winner Verification Documents and/or, if a U.S. resident, an IRS Form W-9. If the potential winner is a Canadian resident, he or she will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question without mechanical or other aid to be administered via telephone, email or another manner determined by Sponsor in its discretion at a pre-arranged mutually convenient time. If the potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond within 72 hours of the initial notification attempt or fails to complete, sign, and return any required Winner Verification Documents or, if a U.S. resident, IRS Form W-9 within seven days of attempted delivery of same, or in the case of a Canadian selected entrant, fails to correctly answer the mathematical skill testing question without mechanical or other aid, or if the potential winner does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules and/or cannot accept the prize as awarded for any reason, then the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may, at Sponsor's discretion, be selected from among the remaining eligible entries as specified in these Official Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions will apply to such newly-selected entrant).

  1. PRIZE:

One (1) Grand Prize will be offered. The Grand Prize consists of one (1) trade paperback copy of “A” IS FOR ALIBI by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “B” IS FOR BURGLAR by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “C” IS FOR CORPSE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “D” IS FOR DEADBEAT by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “E” IS FOR EVIDENCE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “F” IS FOR FUGITIVE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “G” IS FOR GUMSHOE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “H” IS FOR HOMICIDE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “I” IS FOR INNOCENT by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “J” IS FOR JUDGEMENT by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “K” IS FOR KILLER by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “L” IS FOR LAWLESS by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “M” IS FOR MALICE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “N” IS FOR NOOSE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “O” IS FOR OUTLAW by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “P” IS FOR PERIL by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “Q” IS FOR QUARRY by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “R” IS FOR RICOCHET by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “S” IS FOR SILENCE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “T” IS FOR TRESPASS by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “U” IS FOR UNDERTOW by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “V” IS FOR VENGEANCE by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99), one (1) trade paperback copy of “W” IS FOR WASTED by Sue Grafton (ARV: $8.99). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $215.76 USD. The aggregate ARV of all prizes is $215.76 USD.
The exact value will depend on where the winner resides and market conditions at the time of prize fulfillment.
All prize details that are not expressly specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. The prize will be awarded if properly claimed. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the right to receive the prize is permitted, except in the discretion of Sponsor, which has the right to substitute the prize or any component of the prize with a prize or prize component of equal or greater value selected by Sponsor in its discretion. The prize consists only of the item(s) expressly specified in these Official Rules. All expenses or costs associated with the acceptance or use of the prize or any component of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. The prize is awarded “as is” and without any warranty, except as required by law. In no event will more than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules be awarded. All federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. For U.S. residents, an IRS form 1099 will be issued if required by law.

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20 comments
2. Nancy Larson
Love love love your books! I've read them at least two times. Would love to win the set. I had most of the books but had a house fire - trying to build up my Kinsey library! I am going to read X again to get ready for Y. I hope you keep writing after Z - they must be some clever way to continue after you run out of the alphabet!
3. Tina Devera
Hi. I would love to win these books. What an amazing birthday present that would be. It's today(June 16)????????????????????
4. Sarah Riehl
I'm so excited for Y. I always keep the last book in the series handy, while reading the current, so I can go back to collect any needed details. Recently I received a little lending library for my community. I'd love to share your books with my neighbours by stocking it with this collection.
5. Diane Wil
I was given A and B as a bday gift way back in the 70's. I have read them all -some hard copy, some paperback and more recent volumes on my Kindle. I often wished I had saved them and looked last year to see if Amazon sold the set, but alas, No. I review the previous issue to prep & refresh for any new book coming out. I have recommended this series to many a happy friend!! No series like it. I'm an avid reader! Would like to start from A again. I will be crossing my fingers I win this prize. All my best to Ms. Grafton. Thanks for all the entertainment and wisdom.
6. MissPita
Thank you!
7. Karen m lucas
Oh how I wish I would've kept those first editions. We moved all the way across the Country in 1989 and I let them go. Whaaaaa
8. Anna Barnett
I love all your books and have read them each many times. Recently, I lost them, A - X, when an ereader malfunctioned. Would like to have
a set! Thank you for Kinsey and Henry and many, many hours of reading!
9. David Ellis
My wife and I have wondered why you need to keep the series period perfect. I think your readers would not care if Kinsey did not age over the last 35 years. It would certainly be esier on you.
Shirley Remaley
10. sremaley
You kept me going year after year! I loved every book you wrote. Although I tried to keep every book you wrote, moving many times was
difficult. Seems that whoever unpacked our books ended up keeping them! I would love to have a set of my favorite books.
Jeanette Storaska
11. jeanettest
I have read every book Sue Grafton wrote I keep an eye on our local bookstore for her new releases Y & Z. I just preordered Y and really hope I get to read the full series. I like how she sticks w/the same characters & really hope Kinsey finds happiness in the 1 of the last two. I love all my books & have been ready since I was a kid. I have my 5 bookshelves floor to ceiling being disabled now I find I can escape & go anywhere w/my books. I've started out when a kid w/Nancy Drew & Readers Digest books then I found Phyllis Whitney, Dorothy Eden, Mary Stewart, Marylin Harris, Susan Howatch, Jan Karen some are out of print but I have them & read them all. I now am reading Carloyn Hart I got every book she ever wrote through online searches between her & Sue Grafton they are what I am reading now. I can't wait to get the last 2 books of Sue's! I may sound nuts but books are so important to me being housebound. I love them all & keep them in a special room. I have loaned books out but have learned that is a bad idea lost a couple & had replace them. I forgot to mention Mary Higgen Clark & her daughter, oh there are so many great ones I'm sure I missed. But right now I am waiting on Sue Grafton I can't wait to read how she ends her series.
If anyone reading this loses a book try searching on Barnes & Noble & bookstore.com if you see it's was a library book buy it they usually are 1st editions & already have a protective cover on it.
I shall end w/Hurry up Sue I'm not getting any younger & I want to see how Y & Z end! If you start another series or another book I'll be on the computer pre-ordering it as fast as I can.....jeanettest from NE Pa
12. John Paul
I've read most of your alphabet novels. I would love to win the set because I can't remember the last one I read.( I'm an old man and am having more and more senior moments) This prize would allow me to read all of the ones I have yet to read.
13. Vvs
I fell in love with Sue Grafton's writings whilemystery shopping a bookstore long ago, and have faithfully followed every Kinsey book in print & audio while I was commuting. I both can't and can wait to see the last two books in the series. I would love to have the entire series.
Elizabeth Kelley
14. mbrkelley
Absolutely LOVE the Alphabet Series and have read all of them. Kinsey is so believable, and Sue's stories are easy to read and fun. I look both look forward to and dread the last two in the series because then it'll be complete. Hopefully, Sue will then begin another series with Kinsey. Sure would love to have the whole set!
16. Sue Alter
I made big mistakes by telling my friends about Sue Grafton's books and lending my books to them. I was surprised how bad my friends are at returning my books...they either lost them or lent them to someone who didn't return the books back to them. Soooo, I can't tell you how I would cherish your collection of my most favorite books....ever AND I promise, I will never, ever lend this incredible collection of books to ANYONE!!!
17. Mary Mccray
I love her books
18. Trish Cast
Have read all your Kinsey Millhone books, and yes most have been re-read. Just finished D E and L. Am on my libraries wait list for 'Y' as they seem to get your books the earliest here in Queensland, Australia. So many friends are fans. Only downside - wished you wrote more quickly, always hungry for the next one. What to do when you have written Z ??
perhaps create a whole new series. Thank you Sue.
19. Judy Skapik
I am a huge Sue Grafton fan and have read all of your books. I am looking forward to Y but hope when you finish the alphabet you will start another series. Perhaps double alphabet i.e., AA or numbers. Just don't stop writing. Thank you for" so much "reading pleasure.
20. Susan is Apeler
I too am a huge Sue Grafton fan and I have loved reading your books, my daughter and I started years ago when she was a teenager, she just turned 40! Our first book was G is for Gumshoe and we have been hooked ever since! We were lucky enough to meet you at a book signing event in NYC, we got to talk to you and got our books signed, even got a picture taken with you! What a thrill for us. I have read every book so far and have a collection with some being first editions and some with your signature....still trying to fill it in a few missing books...As many others stated here, I hope you continue to write past Z! I missed the contest, boo hoo. I hope someone who lost their books has won the set.
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