It’s a big week for thriller fans, as two of the best writers around—Laura Lippman and George Pelecanos—have new books coming out. Even better, one lucky reader will get to win them both.
I’ll let the experts—our reviewers—explain why these books are winners:
Lippman’s novels have won every major mystery and crime fiction award. They are less about crime, though, than about cause and effect: what we think we remember, and what memories mean to us. After you read The Most Dangerous Thing, you will not think of your own childhood in quite the same way.
—Leslie Budewitz, BookPage reviewer
A new Pelecanos hero has been brought into the fold, one Spero Lucas, a specialist in retrieving items deemed irretrievable by legal means. Pelecanos’ writing is masterful, and The Cut deserves a place among his best work, which, as his legions of readers well know, is high praise indeed.
—Bruce Tierney, Whodunit? columnist
What these books for yourself? Keep reading . . .
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite detective—anyone from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple to John Rebus to Jane Rizzoli to Alex Cross . . .
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 6 pm CST on August 26. The winner will receive hardcovers of The Most Dangerous Thing and The Cut. Prize must be shipped to a North American address.
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Connie! She’s a fan of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, and she is still hunting for her perfect mystery author.
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.