Now Win This!: The Spring Fling Sneak Peek Sweepstakes!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER for your chance to win four very different books as Advance Reader Copies and find out the endings before anyone else has a chance!

(This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes.)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins March 22, 2013, at 12 pm ET, and ends April 5, 2013, 11:59 am ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Click here for details and official rules.

Ice Cold Kill by Dana HaynesIce Cold Kill by Dana Haynes is the first Daria Gibron thriller (available March 26, 2013).

Daria Gibron is a woman with a deadly past and an uncertain future. A former Shin-Bet agent now in exile in the U.S. and under the protection of the F.B.I., she works primarily as an interpreter. But Daria is a thrill junkie who can't resist the occasional freelance job as an operative—a habit that has left her with a trail of corpses behind her, and a few still living, very dangerous, high-powered enemies who would stop at nothing to get revenge.

En route to an impromptu meeting with an old contact from her days in the Israeli Secret Service, Daria gets an unexpected and anonymous tipoff that she's about to walk into an ambush. Unsure who is after her, or why, she slips away from her followers and soon learns that she's been set up—and set up good. Someone has linked her to a much sought-after terrorist, and now all the resources of the U.S. intelligence community are being marshaled against her. As she tries to escape the ever-tightening snare laid out for her, someone else is using the operation against her as a distraction to hijack a very dangerous, highly guarded shipment. Now the only person who can keep this shipment from falling into terrorist hands is the one person they chose to set up as a diversion. Daria Gibron is many things—trigger-happy, resourceful, focused, and extremely dangerous —but the one thing she isn't is anybody's fool.
 

The Baker Street Translation by Michael Robertson is the third traditional mystery in the Baker Street series (available April 2, 2013).

Reggie and Nigel Heath—brothers who lease law offices at 221B Baker Street in London, England and answer mail addressed to the location's most famous resident, Sherlock Holmes—find themselves pulled once again into a case straight out of Arthur Conan Doyle. An elderly American heiress wants to leave her entire fortune to Sherlock Holmes.  A translator wants Sherlock Holmes to explain a nursery rhyme. And Robert Buxton—Reggie's rival for the love of actress Laura Rankin—has gone missing.  Reggie must suss all these things out before an upcoming British royal event. If he doesn't, something very bad will happen to everyone at that event—and to Laura.
 

The Perfect Ghost by Linda BarnesThe Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes is a literary mystery, a story of personal growth amid death and secrets (available April 9, 2013).

Mousy and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public schmoozing. But Em’s dependence on Teddy runs deeper than just the job—Teddy is her bridge to the world and the main source of love in her life. So when Teddy dies in a car accident, Em is devastated, alone in a world she doesn’t understand. The only way she can honor his memory and cope with his loss is to finish the interviews for their current book—an “autobiography” of renowned and reclusive film director Garrett Malcolm.

Ensconced in a small cottage near Malcolm’s Cape Cod home, Em slowly builds the courage to interview Malcolm the way Teddy would have. She finds Malcolm at once friendlier, more intimidating, and much sexier than she had imagined. But Em soon starts hearing whispers of skeletons in the Malcolm family closet. And then the police begin looking into the accident that killed Teddy, and Em’s control on her life—tenuous at best—is threatened.

Please Don't Tell by Elizabeth Adler is a romantic suspense novel featuring a fifty-eight-year-old woman, a mysterious stranger, serial murders (available July 9, 2013).

Beautiful, fifty-eight-year old Fenny Dexter lives a quiet life on the idyllic coast of California, near Big Sur.  She adores her twenty-something granddaughters, JC and Vivi, having raised them since they were children. Vivi is an ER doctor and JC is finding her way as an artist. One night, a blood-covered man knocks on Fenny’s door, claiming to have had a car accident.   He says he is headed to San Francisco to help the police solve the murder of his fiancé. Fenny knows he needs a doctor but the storm prevents him from leaving. Despite the strange circumstances there is an immediate attraction between them. After an intense night with Fenny, the stranger is gone the next morning. Fenny is further disturbed when Vivi phones to tell her that a woman was brought to her ER with her throat slashed.  The woman’s life hangs in the balance, clearly the next victim of a serial killer who leaves notes saying “Please Don’t Tell” taped to womens’ mouths. Vivi also tells her that Fenny’s mysterious stranger came to have his wounds stitched, asking for Vivi specifically.  Who is this man, really? What does he want with Fenny and her girls?  And will they live long enough to uncover the truth?

CLICK HERE TO ENTER for your chance to win four very different books as Advance Reader Copies and find out the endings before anyone else has a chance!

(This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes.)
 

Comments

  1. Gordon Bingham

    WOW! What a great, eclectic selection! Hope they head this way!

  2. Bruce Hamilton

    great contest, great books from a great site

  3. Saundra K. Warren

    any or all would be awesome!

  4. vanessagalore

    I would like to check out these books.

    I think someone should check the website’s behavior in this contest–it was not consistent with previous sweepstakes with similar rules.

  5. Tatiana deCarillion

    Worked just fine for me, as have previous sweeps. Instead of commenting, you just need to be a registered user and click on the link above.

  6. James P. Pope

    very cool

  7. Clare 2e

    @decarillion took the words from my fingertips!

    This one is NOT A COMMENTS sweepstakes. Instead, it has a registration page you can reach by [b][url=http://www.criminalelement.com/springflingbundlesweepstakes/register]Clicking Here[/url][/b] or using the link in the top of the post. Once you’re at the reg page, if you’re already a site member, put your user name and password in the top right corner, hit log in, and you’re entered!

    If you’re not registered as a site member yet, fill in that part below. We only need an e-mail address and to know you’re old enough legally to participate in sweepstakes. You pick the username and password, and we not only don’t care if it’s not what your mother or accountant call you, we promise never to hold 40 million in a Nigerian bank for you.

    Very good luck!

  8. Barbara Bibel

    Wow! What a great and diverse group of books. I want to read all of them.

  9. Dorothy Newmark

    What a great collection of mysteries! Perfect for summer reading!!

  10. Andrew Kuligowski

    Clare, can we comment anyway?? This seems to be a nice collection of reads, something to appeal to any mystery lover! I’m not familiar with any of the authors yet (although I’ve heard of the Baker Street series).

    p.s. I never want to get to the point where the only time I comment is if I can win something. Not that I don’t WANT to win something, of course – but I want to comment when I think I have something to say!

  11. Marie-Louise Molloy

    [b] What a fantastic spring has sprung prize, would love to WIN!![/b]

  12. Laura K. Curtis

    Andrew, I’m not Clare, but I’ll say I have to agree – I’d hate to only comment when I could win something! I think she probably just wanted everyone who wants to sign up to understand that commenting alone WOULD NOT enter them to win.

  13. mosaix

    I need these books! Yes!

  14. Deborah Blanchard

    Please Don’t Tell and The Perfect Ghost are both right up my alley. I don’t know if you need to post to win or how this works, I am new to this . would love to read them either way.

  15. Louise Newton

    London and beyond……can’t wait suvgrammy

  16. Bob Alexander

    This is a fantastic contest!

  17. Rose Milligan

    I love mysteries. I would love to read these books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Rose

  18. ellie

    What a great selection.

  19. William Hamilton

    A nice assortment of books for my wife and I to enjoy.

  20. ravensfan

    This looks like a great collection of books. Hope I win.

  21. Joyce Delaney

    Every book is written by an author I haven’t read before. I’d like to try them all. My mystery book club is always on the lookout for “fresh meat.”

  22. ravensfan

    This looks like a great collection of books. Hope I win.

  23. jane

    Always love Linda Barnes and would be happy to try the other authors!

  24. Allison Moyer

    Suwheet! A collection of mysteries!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Clare 2e

    Hate to be all caps, but:

    YOU MUST CLICK THE LINK IN THE TOP OF THE POST TO BE ENTERED! COMMENTING ALONE WON’T DO IT.

    We always appreciate the conversation, but in case you were commenting also to enter, this particular sweepstakes doesn’t work that way. Very Good Luck to All!

  26. JackieW

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some great sounding stories.

  27. Beverly Price

    This sounds like a great collection of books which I would be happy to win.

  28. KristenH

    All sounds like good reads to me. Please pick me to win this batch!

  29. Michele Casteel

    wow great selection I hope I win!

  30. Hira Hasnain

    I’d love to read these books…I especially enjoy and and EVERYTHING related to Sherlock Holmes! 😀

  31. Brenda Tucker

    A great collection of books, plus Sherlock, super.

  32. Renee58

    Wow I hope I win

  33. Eva Moller

    What a collection!

  34. Karen Cherubino

    OMG! What a terrific selection of books!

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