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National Paperback Book giveaway

Happy National Paperback Book day!

Paperback books are pretty great–they’re perfect to throw in a bag, for a day at the beach; they’re easy to stuff in a carry on; you can lend them to friends without feeling too, terribly nervous.

To celebrate their greatness, we’re giving away one copy of this book . . .

Why shoot a butler

This is not a sponsored post, mind you. So why’d we choose this book? Well, it’s a paperback, for starters. Also, long summer days seem made for a bit of intrigue.  And Georgette Heyer was one of the first female mystery writers. Though typically lesser known than Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers, her works tend to be well researched and witty.

*As Lori brought up, Georgette Heyer also wrote Regency romances, which were actually more popular than her mysteries. Still, once she started writing mysteries, she typically wrote one romance and one mystery per year.

So, without further ado, here’s the low-down:

Who’s eligible? All readers, in the U.S. and abroad–that’s right, readers with international shipping addresses are welcome.

How do I enter? Leave a comment for this post. That’s it!

How many times can I enter? One entry per person. We’re just getting up and running; trust me, your odds will be good.

When’s the entry deadline? The contest will close on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (Mountain time).  Only comments received before that time will be eligible to win the prize. (Whoa, Nellie! Your odds got even better!)

What about the winner? The winner will be chosen via random number generator (based on the comment number). We’ll announce the winner on Friday, August 2 (part of the Friday Field Notes 080213). The winner will have a week to claim the prize (and send his or her mailing address); if he or she does not come forward within that time, an alternate winner will be chosen.

Is there any fine print? Why yes, yes there is. Mainly, we are not responsible for any late or lost entries or technical difficulties. And no, there are no substitutions (I cannot believe you’d even ask, but there you have it).


  1. Doesn’t georgette heyer also write regency period romances? I didn’t realize she wrote mysteries!

  2. If someone who is a book lover is a bibliophile, then is someone who is a romance novel writer a philiobibliophile? Great blog so far!

  3. I’ve never read a Georgette Heyer novel! So, even if I don’t win…I’ll have a new author to try!

  4. Georgette Heyer was my first mystery/romance writer and she remains one of my very favorite writers. I already own the book, so don’t enter my name, but just wanted to give kudos to others who realize what a gem she is.

  5. I love older mysteries! I will have to read her whether I win or not. Is bribing the blogger allowed?

  6. Ooh a giveaway and mystery book sign me up!

  7. I will read it, I promise!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I often enjoy a clever mystery.

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