Monday, June 8, 2009

Book Giveaway- Mystery Writers Of America Presents The Prosecution Rests

Thank You Miriam at Hachette Book Group for allowing me to host this giveaway.I will be giving away 5 copies of The Prosecution Rests edited by Linda Fairstein
ISBN: 9780316012676
Publication date: April 2009
Pages: 418
From the Salem witch trials to Depression-era Chicago, from the exclusive country-clubs of the wealthy to the depths of today's toughest ghettos, this riveting collection traces the triumphs, defeats, and temptations of two opposing sides: those sworn to defend the accused, and those tasked with prosecuting them. They are the stories of lawyers under pressure, of criminals facing the needle, and of the heartbroken families,of both the victim and the defendant,who hope for justice from the back of the courtroom, and who sometimes take it into their own hands. This tantalizing collection proves that after the crime is over, the real drama begins.
In James Grippando's Death, Cheated, a lawyer defends his ex-girlfriend in a case against the investors who bet $1.5 million on her death. In Barbara Parker's A Clerk's Life, a disillusioned clerk at a corporate law firm suspects the worst of his colleagues when one of the firm's employees is murdered. In Phyllis Cohen's Designer Justice, a cold-blooded killer thinks he's lucked out when he lands a high priced lawyer as his appointed attorney, only to learn that there are worse fates than being found guilty.
Filled with shocking twists, double-crosses, and edge-of-your seat suspense, this page-turning collection is not to be missed.


Rules:

1-This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only,and closes on June 15th 2009. I will pick FIVE lucky winners and will do a post announcing the winners here and will also e mail the winners individually.

2-To enter the contest, leave a comment here.Be sure to include your email address in code.
ie. yk(at)toptruecrimebooks(dot)com

3-You can gain yourself some extra entries by doing the following:(please mention in your comment post)

+3 for current followers/subscribers
+2 for following or subscribing
+1 for blogging about this giveaway and leaving a link to your post.
+1 for whichever other way you can think of posting a link e.g. twitter,etc...
+1 for e mailing the link to a friend and copying me on the e mail.

Feel free to put these in one comment, or several comments,whichever way you prefer.Please remember to leave your EMAIL address.(I will need to e mail you if you miss the post with winners)

And last but not least,Good Luck!!

You are allowed to just post a comment with your details but my friend and I went down memory lane today, back a few years when we were so broke one Christmas we ran around the house looking for gifts we had received a while back which we had never used,and we wrapped them up again and gave them out as gifts.Have you EVER done that?Don't worry my lips are sealed!! We were really very poor that Christmas and we did wrap the gifts nicely and put them in little baskets which we could afford and made them look respectable.Do you think that was a terrible thing to do?

66 comments:

  1. Absolutely not! It's the thought that counts...I mean, here you were broke, but were still thinking of the people that you love and wanting to give them gifts. I have done the same thing because money is tight sometimes. From one thoughtful person to another - there wasn't a thing wrong with what you did. :)

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  2. Sounds like a very interesting read!

    heidivargas [at] live dot com

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  3. I would like to read this.

    +2 follower

    mj.coward@gmail.com

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  4. This sounds like a great book!! (how did I miss this one!)
    Please enter me in your giveaway!
    *I am a follower!
    *I just posted your giveaway on my blogs sidebar at: http://chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/
    *And I just tweeted about your giveaway! at: http://twitter.com/ChickwithBooks
    Thanks Yvette!

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  5. I think that was nice, not terrible! Everyone had fun.

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  6. I hadn't heard of this book before - it sounds great! Please enter me in the drawing.

    I am already a follower.

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  7. Love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

    I am a subscriber.

    angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

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  8. Please enter me for this great book and NO that was not a terrible thing to do, it's the thought that counts :)

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I currently follow :)

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  10. I tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/lifestooshort7/status/2086681922

    lavery328 at yahoo dot com

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  11. What you did was a good idea! I have regifted before and I know people have given me gifts that someone else has given them,but I didn't mind. I would love to read this book! I already follow/subscribe. Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  12. i have never done it but there is nothing wrong with it poor or not thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  13. I'd love to read this book.

    My best friend and I regift often.

    techyone at gmail dot com

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  14. Please enter me!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  15. no, not a terrible thing to do at all. its called loving recycling and i have done the same.

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  16. Please enter me:
    crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

    I am also a new follower.

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  17. Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. I keep a "stash" of gifts received which I would never use. Then I recycle them when an occasion warrants. Please enter my name!!

    +2 - am a follower

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  19. I would love to be entered please.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Cool!

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  21. follower :)

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

    Come follow me. :)

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  22. I'd love to win this for my hubby, thanks!
    I subscribe!
    delilah0180 AT yahoo DOT com

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  23. Would love to win this for my hubby, thanks, I follow:
    delilah0180 AT yahoo DOT com

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  24. Hi!
    I don't think you did anything wrong! Think of it as saving some stuff from a landfill.
    The Prosecution Rests sounds like a book I'd like to read!

    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  25. I would love to be entered.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. i subscribe.

    ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I'm all for what you did, there is simply too much waste and if regifting, repurposing, donating etc etc can fill a need elsewhere, instead of another hole in the ground, then we are doing the right thing! :)

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  28. This looks like a great book. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  29. i love true crime books. add me also
    pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. follow
    pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I would love to win this book to review on my blog..Thanks

    http://murdermysterymayhem.blogspot.com/

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  32. I am a new follower..thanks for the chance to win!

    LooseEnds AT snet DOT net

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  33. It sounds like an amazing read!


    texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. Hi, I would so love to read this book...sounds like a sure hit!!! I am a current subscriberand current follower. Now about your question....I think you and your friend are very resourceful, I only wish I could think as you did during the holidays, for I have many qifts that have been stashed away that I know other's would truely appreciate and I think your nice gift baskets were a great idea!!! You Go Girl!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!
    Darby
    darbysclose at yahoo dot com

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  35. Whoa, this book sounds very interesting I'd love to enter.

    lc_intocable[a]yahoo[d]com

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  36. Would love to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  37. Sounds really good.

    I am a current email subscriber.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  38. i don't think regifting is bad - you guys had done it with such good intentions!

    this sounds like such an interesting read. please count me in.

    i just discovered your website and am a new follower.

    thanks!
    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

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  39. I have regifted something if it is brand new and I think the recipient will enjoy it. I don't think there is anything wrong with it if both of the above are followed.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Follower (liane66)

    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Subscriber.

    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Posted on my blog under current giveaways.
    http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I would love to be entered for your giveaway. I just discovered your blog and will be subscribing by RSS.
    Not a thing wrong with recycling unused gifts, I've done it myself

    Dutchlvr1(at) aol (dot) com

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  44. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  45. looks like my kind of book, I would love to read it on the beach!

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  46. Please enter me to win=)

    No, your regifting was NOT a terrible thing to do=)

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  47. I believe that regifting is okay as long as you truly think it is something the new receiver will enjoy. Passing off a gift you don't want just to get rid of it is tacky.

    I am a new subscriber to your blog!

    Thank you for the giveaway - this book looks fab!
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I've been more of a fantasy reader but this sounds good enough to read to me.

    nopejan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. This book look like and interesting read!

    I do not think its bad to re-gift items, I have been known to do it myself. My mother in law gives me tons of Avon lotions every year and you can only use so much lotion. I fix my sister's up little bags every year and they get some of that lotion.

    lead[at]hotsheet[dot]com

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  50. mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom sounds interesting

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  51. So it looks like from the comments received that is's an ok thing to do.And I never heard of the term "re-gifting".I like it and makes what we did seem acceptable.The gifts we gave away were those nice soap and cream sets you normally get and the packaging is so beautiful that you keep it for that wonderful day and end up never using them.So they were nice.We just broke up the sets though and put them in the baskets with fluffy stuff.And we did enjoy the running around looking for stuff.Thank you to everyone for the comments and "heads up".

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  52. I would love to read this.

    Thanks,

    Darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. No. It sounds creative. I usually start a stash in January for next year's gifts.

    Thanks for the chance to win. I

    1bmore @gmail . com

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  54. I would love to enter.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. 1. I follow.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. 2. I follow.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. Please enter me, plus I'm a new follower

    bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

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  58. I also blogged about it here



    I don't see my other comment so, just in case....

    Please enter me, this book sounds fascinating! I'm at bookdragonslair at gmail dot com

    I'm a new follower

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  59. No, I haven't regifted but I would. I don't think there is anything wrong with it if the item has never been used!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  60. Please include me in your giveaway


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  61. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  62. +3 already a follower.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  63. Would love to read this please enter me
    kathydetweiler(at)googlemail(dot)com

    I follow on Google
    I Twittered
    https://twitter.com/kdet62

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  64. This book giveaway is now closed
    The winners were

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com
    gahome2mom at gmail dot com
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net
    jacquecurl1(at)gmail.com
    angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

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  65. This looks like my kind of book. Thanks

    hillary1128 at yahoo dot com

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  66. I follow

    hillary1128 at yahoo dot com

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