Omnimystery News is pleased to be hosting a giveaway for three of Laura Lippman's novels: I'd Know You Anywhere, The Girl in the Green Raincoat, and Life Sentences.
Laura Lippman has won virtually every major award given to U.S. crime novelists since the publication of her first novel, Baltimore Blues, which introduced PI Tess Monaghan in 1997. She has recently been alternating between writing series and non-series novels, with the books featured in this giveaway being her three most recently published works.
Authors on the Web is generously providing our readers with an opportunity to win three novels by Laura Lippman. Visit Mystery Book Contests, click on the "Laura Lippman: Mystery Novels" contest link, enter your name, e-mail address, and this code (2987) for a chance to win! (One entry per person; contest ends 05/17/2011.)
Watch a video of Laura Lippman discussing I'd Know You Anywhere below, followed by more information about each of the three books featured in this giveaway.
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About I'd Know You Anywhere:
There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere.
Suburban wife and mother Eliza Benedict's peaceful world falls off its axis when a letter arrives from Walter Bowman. In the summer of 1985, when Eliza was fifteen, she was kidnapped by this man and held hostage for almost six weeks. Now he's on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, and Eliza wants nothing to do with him. Walter, however, is unpredictable when ignored—as Eliza knows only too well—and to shelter her children from the nightmare of her past, she'll see him one last time.
But Walter is after something more than forgiveness: He wants Eliza to save his life ... and he wants her to remember the truth about that long-ago summer and release the terrible secret she's keeping buried inside.
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About The Girl in the Green Raincoat:
In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes ... like the young woman in a green raincoat who walks her dog at the same time every day.
Then one day the dog is running free and its owner is nowhere to be seen. Certain that something is terribly wrong, and incapable of leaving well enough alone, Tess is determined to get to the bottom of the dog walker's abrupt disappearance, even if she must do so from her own bedroom.
But her inquisitiveness is about to fling open a dangerous Pandora's box of past crimes and troubling deaths ... and she's not only putting her own life in jeopardy but also her unborn child's.
See also our review of The Girl in the Green Raincoat, a "well-plotted mystery with interesting characters", adding that this novella is "[an] ostensibly familiar whodunit that plays out in an unexpected manner."
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About Life Sentences:
Author Cassandra Fallows believes she may have found the story that could become her next bestseller.
When she was a girl growing up in a racially diverse middle-class neighborhood in Baltimore, a shy, quiet, unobtrusive child named Calliope Jenkins orbited Cassandra's circle of friends. Later Calliope would be accused of an unspeakable crime and would spend seven years in prison for refusing to speak about it. But by delving too deeply into Calliope's dark secrets, Cassandra may inadvertently unearth a few of her own — forcing her to reexamine the memories she holds most precious, as the stark light of truth illuminates a mother's pain, a father's betrayal ... and what really transpired on a terrible day that devastated not only a family but an entire country.