Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mailbox Monday and GIVEAWAY Winners

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).

One of my favorite bloggers, Caitlin from Chaotic Compendiums, is hosting in March. Stop by her terrific blog! You'll be glad you did and, as promised, you may just find your next book.

I got one book last week:

The River Swimmer by Jim Harrison.   Harrison has long been a favorite of mine. He is one of a scant handful of authors whose works I buy new in hardback.

In the tradition of Legends of the Fall (yes, the one with Brad Pitt) and several other Harrison books, The River Swimmers is one volume containing two novellas.  I lean towards Harrison's longer novels, but some of the shorter pieces are exquisite.


Thanks to the dogged book publicist, Mary Bisbee-Beek, I gave away two copies Dry Rot: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery to lucky readers of Rose City Reader.  This was a "leap frog" giveaway, so both winners will get to host another giveaway for an additional copy.

Chosen by, the winners are Pamela at Lavish Bookshelf and Squirrel Queen at The Road to Here. Happy reading!

Set in 1902 Portland, Oregon, Dry Rot is the third mystery in Stoner's Sage Adair series, but is enough of a story to stand alone.

Sage's adventure involves a  losing labor strike, a union leader framed for murder, a ragpicker poet, and collapsing city bridges.  The historic details show a wild and wooly Portland of an earlier age -- an age of hobo jungles, lumber camps, brothels, saloons, and corruption.

Dry Rot is coming out on June 1.  Ask your local bookstore to order it for you or you can pre-order it on Amazon.

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