Congrats to our DEATH OF CHINESE FIELD HANDS book giveaway winner, Erynn Crowley!

Book coverErynn Crowley of Phoenix gets special thanks just for registering for the California Crime Writers’ Conference.

Crowley is a winner of our weekly random giveaway DEATH OF CHINESE FIELD HANDS, part of the Old Los Angeles series by Anne Louise Bannon.

See author  Bannon moderate the conversation THE EXQUISITE JOY OF FINDING OUT: HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR NOVEL with an unbeatable gathering of Anne Perry, Jeffrey Deaver, Naomi Hirahara, and S.A. Cosby.

#CCWC21 is less than a month out. “See” you all soon.

Back up is Rachel Howzell Hall with THEY ALL FALL DOWN

Our giveaway shifts from Pamela Samuels Young’s riveting legal thriller FAILURE TO PROTECT to an island of sin — but not the kind you think — in Rachel Howzell Hall’s THEY ALL FALL DOWN.

Miriam Macy isn’t going to say no to a surprise invitation to a reality TV show, not when the party’s at a luxurious private island off the Mexico coast. The other guests include an ex-cop, a chef, a financial advisor, a nurse, a lawyer, a young widow — all strangers. But it turns out the game isn’t a game and everyone present — Miriam included — harbor terrible secrets.

A contemporary take on an Agatha Christie classic, the standalone is a break from her Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton. Hall generously offered up another book,
AND NOW SHE’S GONE (a finalist in the LA Times’ Book Prize and an Amazon.com Best Books of the Year) earlier this year.

The LA native will be on the panel  Police Procedurals 2021: Social Justice and the Pandemic with Faye Snowden, Ausma Kahn, Isabella Maldonado and moderator Jessica Kaye.

Don’t miss out on our giveaways: Register today. And see you June 12!

Hey, how about starting your own virtual book club? Gather your reading pals and order a copy of THEY ALL FALL DOWN today.

Congrats to our AND NOW SHE’S GONE book giveaway winner, Chi Hoang!

And Now She's GoneAll the way from the East Coast, Chi Hoang decided to register for the California Crime Writers’ Conference — but #CCWC21 is virtual and free. What’s to lose?

In fact, Hoang is a winner who gets to take home (actually, be mailed a copy of) AND NOW SHE’S GONE.

But everyone can be a winner by joining mystery lovers for this biennial conference. Author Rachel Howzell Hall will be “alongside” Faye Snowden, Ausma Kahn, Isabella Maldonado and moderator Jessica Kaye in a timely conversation, Police Procedurals 2021: Social Justice and the Pandemic. See you at #CCWC21!

Going, going: Rachel Howzell Hall’s AND NOW SHE’S GONE

Following on the heels of historical romance and Victoria Thompson’s CITY OF SCHEMES, our book giveaways leave behind turn-of-the-century New York for the twists and turns of modern Los Angeles in Rachel Howzell Hall’s AND NOW SHE’S GONE.

Private investigator Grayson Sykes is assigned to find Isabel Lincoln, but it’s an assignment Sykes isn’t too keen on because the woman doesn’t want to be found. The case becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation — and threatens to expose Sykes’ own buried secrets.

AND NOW SHE’S GONE was a finalist in the LA Times’ Book Prize and an Amazon.com Best Books of the Year.  Her other riveting novels include LAND OF SHADOWS, SKIES OF ASH, TRAIL OF ECHOES and CITY OF SAVIORS, featuring Los Angeles homicide detective  Elouise “Lou” Norton. She’s also the author of another standalone, THEY ALL FALL DOWN, coming to a future giveaway.

The LA native will be on the panel  Police Procedurals 2021: Social Justice and the Pandemic with Faye Snowden, Ausma Kahn, Isabella Maldonado and moderator Jessica Kaye.

Don’t miss out on our giveaways: Register today. And see you June 12!

Hey, how about starting your own virtual book club? Gather your reading pals and order a copy of AND NOW SHE’S GONE today through Bookshop and support independent bookstores.