Cozy Mystery Sweepstakes

Start your spring reading with six cozy mysteries! Enter below for a chance to win:

  • one ARC of Lineage Most Lethal by S.C. Perkins
  • one mass market paperback copy of Hems & Homicide by Elizabeth Penny
  • one mass market paperback copy of Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien
  • one hardcover copy of The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton
  • one mass market paperback copy of Nothing Bundt Trouble by Ellie Alexander
  • one mass market paperback copy of Sugar and Vice by Eve Calder





Spring Cozy Mystery Sweepstakes

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
AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. U.S. LAW GOVERNS THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Spring Cozy Mystery 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 the 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 St. Martin’s Press
    (“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 where prohibited by law.
  2. HOW TO ENTER: The entry period for the Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020 and continues through 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 26, 2020 (the “Entry
    Period”). No purchase is necessary. To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Entry Period, entrants must
    visit the website located at https://www.criminalelement.com/cozy-mystery-sweepstakes/ (the “Website”) and follow the on-screen entry
    instructions. Sponsor may also in its discretion make the online entry form for the Sweepstakes
    available via other websites, including websites that are not operated by Sponsor. Each entrant will be
    required to fill out an online entry form (which will require the entrant to submit his or her e-mail
    address and such other information as Sponsor may require). 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,
    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 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 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 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 IRS Form W-9 within seven days of attempted
    delivery of same, 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).
  4. PRIZE:
    1 Grand Prize(s) will be offered. The Grand Prize consists of a(n) tbd. The approximate retail value
    (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $1 USD.

    The aggregate ARV of all prizes is $1.00 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. If a prize component consists
    of digital content, entrant may need a compatible reading application to read the content. 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. An IRS form 1099 will be issued if required by
    law.

  5. RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering the Sweepstakes, to the fullest extent permitted
    by applicable law, each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and anyone who succeeds to entrant’s
    rights and responsibilities including without limitation entrant’s heirs, executors, administrators,
    personal representatives, successors, assigns, agents, and attorneys, and with respect to minors
    entrant’s parents and legal guardians (collectively the “Entrant Parties”) releases Sponsor, each of
    Sponsor’s Affiliates, the licensees and licensors other than Entrant Parties including authors of each
    of the foregoing, all other companies involved in the development or operation of the Sweepstakes, the
    successors and assigns of each of the foregoing and the directors, officers, employees and agents of
    each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims and
    causes of action of any kind that entrant and/or the Entrant Parties ever had, now have or might in the
    future have arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, participation in the Sweepstakes, the use of
    the Website, the provision, acceptance or use of any prize or any component thereof or any use of the
    entrant’s name as permitted pursuant to these Official Rules, including without limitation any and all
    claims and causes of action: (a) relating to any personal injury, death or property damage or loss
    sustained by any entrant or any other person, (b) based upon any allegation of violation of the right of
    privacy or publicity, misappropriation, defamation, or violation of any other personal or proprietary
    right, (c) based upon any allegation of infringement of copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, trade
    secrets, moral rights or any intellectual property right, or (d) or based upon any allegation of a
    violation of the laws, rules or regulations relating to personal information and data security. Each
    entrant on behalf of himself or herself and the Entrant Parties agrees not to assert any such claim or
    cause of action against any of the Released Parties. Each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and
    the Entrant Parties assumes the risk of, and all liability for, any injury, loss or damage caused, or
    claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes, the use of the Website or the provision,
    acceptance or use of any prize or any component of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible
    for, and will not have any liability in connection with, any typographical or other error in the
    printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. The
    Released Parties are not responsible for, and will not have any liability in connection with, late,
    lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries, incorrect or inaccurate capture of,
    damage to, or loss of entries or entry information, or any other human, mechanical or technical error of
    any kind relating to the operation of the Website, communications or attempted communications with any
    entrant or Entrant Parties, the submission, collection, storage and/or processing of entries or the
    administration of the Sweepstakes. The term “Affiliate” of Sponsor means any entity that directly or
    indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control
    with Sponsor. The term “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or
    cause the direction of management and policies of an entity, or the ownership, directly or indirectly,
    of more than fifty percent (50%) of the equity interests of the entity.
  6. GENERAL RULES: Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules
    (including without limitation by adjusting any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these
    Official Rules) and to cancel, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes at any time in its discretion,
    including without limitation if a virus, bug, technical problem, entrant fraud or misconduct, or other
    cause beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupts the administration, integrity, security or proper
    operation of the Sweepstakes or if for any other reason Sponsor is not able to conduct the Sweepstakes
    as planned (including without limitation in the event the Sweepstakes is interfered with by any fire,
    flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or of public enemy,
    communications failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or
    activity, federal, state or local law, order or regulation or court order). In the event of termination
    of the Sweepstakes, a notice will be posted on the Website and a random drawing will be conducted to
    award the prize from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. Sponsor has
    the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Sweepstakes any
    individual who, in Sponsor’s discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (i) has tampered with the entry
    process or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Website or the Sweepstakes by cheating,
    hacking, deception or other unfair practices, (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens
    or harasses any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor or (iii) has attempted or intends to
    attempt any of the foregoing. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH
    THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL
    AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING
    ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY PERSON INVOLVED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The use of agents or
    automated devices, programs or methods to submit entries is prohibited and Sponsor has the right, in its
    sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that it believes may have been submitted using such an agent or
    automated device, program or method. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the
    entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address
    submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” means the person who is assigned an email
    address by an internet provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business,
    educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated
    with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to
    Sponsor, including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification) that he or she is the
    authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry in question. All federal, state
    and local laws and regulations apply. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be
    verified or returned. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants on behalf of themselves, and to the
    extent permitted by law on behalf of the Entrant Parties agree to be bound by these Official Rules and
    the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules may not be
    reprinted or republished in any way without the prior written consent of Sponsor.
  7. DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and the
    Entrant Parties agrees that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, (a) any and all
    disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or the
    provision, acceptance and/or use of any prize or prize component, will be resolved individually, without
    resort to any form of class action (Note: Some jurisdictions do not allow restricting access to class
    actions. This provision will not apply to entrant if entrant lives in such a jurisdiction); (b) any and
    all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including
    costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no
    circumstances will any entrant or Entrant Party be permitted to obtain any award for, and each entrant
    and Entrant Party hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental or consequential
    damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages,
    other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction,
    validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of the
    entrants, Entrant Parties and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and
    construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America without
    giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the
    application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. Any legal proceedings
    arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the
    federal or state courts located in New York County in the State of New York, waiving any right to trial
    by jury, and each entrant and Entrant Party consents to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal
    proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules or the Sweepstakes.
    In the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and any Sweepstakes information provided
    elsewhere (including but not limited in advertising or marketing materials), these Official Rules shall
    prevail.
  8. USE OF INFORMATION:Personal information supplied is subject to applicable data protection laws
    and Sponsor’s Privacy Notice at https://us.macmillan.com/privacy-notice. By entering the sweepstakes,
    entrants acknowledge that they have read Sponsor’s Privacy Notice and hereby agree to Sponsor’s
    collection and use of their personal information in accordance with such laws and Privacy Notice.
  9. WINNER NAME AND RULES REQUESTS: For the name(s) of the winner(s), which will be available two
    weeks after the conclusion of the Entry Period, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a
    self-addressed, stamped envelope to Spring Cozy Mystery Sweepstakes, St. Martin’s Press, 120 Broadway,
    New York, NY 10271. Winner name requests must be received by Sponsor within six months after the
    conclusion of the Entry Period.
  10. SPONSOR: St. Martin’s Press, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

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Comments

  1. Donna Clifford

    Thanks!

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