Sunday, June 12, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Murder in the High Himalaya


Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet by Jonathan Green.

Here is a synopsis from the Publisher's Weekly review:
In 2006, an impulsive, naïve young Tibetan nun and her best friend, both yearning for religious freedom from Chinese rule, joined a group of fellow Tibetans desperate to escape to India, where the Dalai Lama has lived since the 1950 annexation of Tibet by China. Kelsang Namtso and Dolma Palkyi embarked on the brutal journey over the Himalayas. Smuggled by illegal guides past Chinese border police, the group braved freezing temperatures and snow, the high altitude, and perilous crevasses. Green alternates the refugees' trek with that of Luis Benitez, an American celebrity mountain guide leading a rich group of international clients to the Himalayan peak Cho Oyu. The two groups met on the peak as Chinese guards, alerted to the refugees' presence, chased after the escapees with machine guns ablaze, and Kelsang was killed in full view of the Westerners. One of Benitez's clients filmed the incident, which gained worldwide notoriety.

GIVEAWAY:

Thanks to Mary Bisbee-Beek, intrepid book publicist, I have an extra copy of this book to give away.  Even better, Mary has another giveaway copy for the person who wins -- it's a leapfrog giveaway!

THE RULES: The contest is open until Sunday, June 19, 2011. To enter, do any or all of the following, but you must leave a comment for each one:

1. Leave a comment on this post. You must include a way to contact you (email or website address in your comment or available in your profile). If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner. (1 entry)

2. Blog about this giveaway. (Posting the giveaway on your sidebar is also acceptable.) Leave a separate comment with a link to your post. (1 entry)

3. Subscribe to my rss feed, follow me on blogger, or subscribe via email (or tell me if you already are a subscriber or follower). Leave a separate comment for this. (1 entry)

4. Tweet this post on Twitter. Leave me a separate comment with your twitter user name. (1 entry)

5. Stumble this blog, digg it, technorati fave it, link it on facebook, or otherwise spread the internet word. Leave a separate comment. (1 entry)

There are a lot of ways to enter (maximum of five entries), but you must LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT for each one or they will not count. I will use random.org to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is open to entries from the U.S. and Canada only. The deadline for entry is 9:00 PM, Pacific Time, on Sunday, June 19, 2011. I will draw and post the winner's name in my Mailbox Monday post for June 20, 2011.

20 comments :

  1. would love to read it.Lomazowr@gmail.com

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  2. Interesting book! Would love to win it.

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  3. Thanks for the chance of reading the book. bookquoteratgmaildotcom

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  4. I'd love to win a copy of Murder in the High Himalaya! It sounds like it will be a gripping story.
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  5. I'm a follower too!
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  6. I've recently begun to read more nonfiction. This sounds like a good choice.

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  7. I subscribe by email.

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  8. Sounds great. Count me in

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  9. I subscribe via e-mail

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  10. Tweeted
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  11. Stumbled the post

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  12. This is my kind of book -- I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy (fingers crossed!)

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  13. I follow with GFC.

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  14. This book sounds fascinating and my experience with books promoted by Mary Bisbee Beek is they are wonderful.

    Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  15. I am an email subscriber to your blog (my email for blog 'scripts is Aimala02@yahoo.com)


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  16. I've been seeing lots of buzz on this one, too! I'd love a chance to win! I think I've seen it mentioned at least once a day here and there on my web browsing for the past two weeks!

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  17. I follow via GFC as jewelknits!

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  18. This sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
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