May 27, 2009

Giveaway: The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos



From Publishers Weekly - taken from here.
Starred Review. Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight.

Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.


Visit the author's site: www.georgepelecanos.com

You can become a Facebook fan here.

Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give out 5 copies of each book to 5 random commenters.

Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for blogging about this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (sidebar counts)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments)
+1 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+1 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen June 10th and notified via email.

89 comments:

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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MJ said...

I'd love it!

I follow.

I follow your other blog.

I follow on Twitter -Sumrthyme

I added you on GoodReads.

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Belinda M said...

Please enter me in the giveaway

I follow in google friends

I am an email subscriber

I follow your other blog


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scottsgal said...

Please count me in - I enjoy his books

I follow in Google Reader

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Jake L said...

Looks like a good one, thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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gahome2mom said...

I would like to read this one too. Thanks.

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gahome2mom said...

became a friend at Book Blogs

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nfmgirl said...

Awesome! Please count me in.
Thanks so much!

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nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

Madeleine said...

Please enter me and thank-you for this giveaway

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ann marie said...

Thanks for the great book giveaway.

I am also a follower to both of your blogs.

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Bridget said...

Hi! Just posted this on Win A Book.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Count met in please - this one sounds good.

Thanks

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Indigo said...

I've been wanting this book to add to my collection of George Pelecanos books. Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks! Indigo

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Indigo said...

I'm also following you on Twitter! Thanks! Indigo

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Indigo said...

The rest I'm going to do in one comment, I hope that's ok.

+1 Follow you on Google Reader

+1 Just now friended you on Good Reads

+1 Sent a friend request in Book Blogs

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

Indigo said...

Forgot to add my email to the previous comment. sorry. Indigo


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Shawn said...

Please enter me! I recently read The Turnaround and loved it!

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Heather said...

Enter me pretty please!

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Cindy said...

This book sounds intriguing! Please include me in the contest! Your blog is great and I love your reviews.

I am a new follower of your blog.

I also am a follower of Freebies4MeandU.

I follow you on Tweeter.

I subscribe by email.

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allisonmariecat said...

Please enter me! I'm a follower.

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Lifestooshort said...

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mindy said...

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J.M. Snyder said...

Oh, I'd love to read this book!

I follow this blog, your twitter, your new blog, and am friends with you on Myspace here, Facebook, GoodReads, and on Book Blogs. I'm practically stalking you online!

Pam said...

I'd love to read this book. I friended you on Good Reads - Pam Rivera

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lorides said...

I need a good summer read, thanks
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jemscout425 said...

i've been reading alot about this book, count me in
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Cheryl S. said...

Please count me in - Thanks!

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Cheryl S. said...

I'm a follower.

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cstironkat said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to read something other than textbooks.

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Dawn M. said...

I really want to read this book. So please count me in! :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks!
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Belinda said...

Sounds like a great read. Also friended you on Facebook from imab . . .
Thanks!
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janetfaye said...

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janetfaye said...

I follow your blog.

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Blogged:
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janetfaye said...

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Amber said...

I would love to win.
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you through Google!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Nickolay said...

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A Reader said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)

chey said...

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AmandaK said...

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Deedles said...

Please enter my name in the draw. Looks like a great read.

Stephen said...

I've only read one of his novels, but I really liked it. Would love to get a chance to read this one too. Enter me please.

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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

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Kristi said...

I would love to win this one.

I already follow your blog.

I already follow on twitter (kherbrand)

I sent friend requests from facebook, goodreads, and book blogs

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Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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LittleEagle said...

I really want to read this book.

Karin said...

Please count me in! Thanks.

quiltingreader said...

Sounds like a good book.

christin said...

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christin said...

I follow:)
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Sandra K321 said...

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Katrina said...

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ellie said...

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rubymoon said...

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Marie said...

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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Marie said...

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Sarah Z said...

Sounds like a great read!
Thanks
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Alexa said...

Enter me please!

I am a follower.

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I also follow your other blog.

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gaby317 said...

i'm a follower too

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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

gahome2mom said...

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This sounds like an interesting read.

olympianlady said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

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I friended you on GoodReads

I also friended you on Book Blogs

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Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
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wendy said...

The more I see this around, the more I want to read it so please enter me!

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A Reader said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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A Reader said...

Follower (liane66).
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Bcteagirl said...

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Carol said...

Please include me in the draw. I really enjoy his books! Thank you for the giveaway!

I follow your blog.
I follow you on Twitter.
I follow you on freebies4meandu.
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*~Dani~* said...

Enter me please! My email is on my blogger profile.

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