Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Giveaway - The Night Gardener - George Pelecanos


Yes! Another great giveaway courtesy of The Hachette Book Group! Five copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos to be won.

What's it about?

From Publishers Weekly - 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."

Listen to an excerpt of The Night Gardener.

To be entered, simply leave a comment. Open to both US and Canada. No po boxes please. Please make sure I have a way to contact you - either by email or throught your blog. Ends June 27 at 6 pm EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways.

183 comments:

clenna said...

I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

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gaby317 said...

Hi,
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nfmgirl said...

What an awesome book to giveaway! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Bridget said...

No need to enter me, Luanne. Just posted on Win A Book.

Indigo said...

I have George Pelecanos latest two novels. I would love to be entered for this drawing. Thanks for the opportunity. Indigo

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Jake L said...

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

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Wendy said...

Please enter me! Sounds great:)

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MJ said...

I'd love to read this.

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Pam said...

Sounds good. Scary/spooky perhaps but suspenseful...

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Myckyee said...

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Mary K. from L.A. said...

Oh, yes, I love audiobooks! Please enter me. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Annie said...

My dad would love to read this book and pass it on to someone else!


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Dawn M. said...

Ooo, this one sounds really good. I'd love to read it. Please enter me. :0)

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Carol L. said...

I love George Peecanos books. A master story teller. Count me in. :)
Thanks.
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allisonmariecat said...

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Dixie said...

This sounds so interesting.

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ann marie said...

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Jenn S. said...

Sounds like the kind of book I like to read.

Kitten22 said...

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Kathy said...

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desiree kelley said...

love to read the book

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randio said...

His books are always an exciting read!

Anonymous said...

Since I've not read any of Pelecanos books, I would like to be entered in the contest. Thanks.



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Elle said...

Sounds like one I'd like to read. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

js22 said...

ooh sounds like a great book,

Thanks for the giveaway!

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myntric said...

I'd love to win!

linett said...

Love his books, thanks

scottsgal said...

I'm becoming quite a fan of his writing. Please enter me too

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janehixon said...

I am such a fan of George Pelecanos..I'd love to win this book.....

abfantom said...

This sounds like an interesting book that I'd like to read.

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jemscout425 said...

love to add this to my summer reading list
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patrick m said...

this is my kind of book.
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Carol Lawrence said...

George Pelecanos is great,I try to read everything he writes.

Marie said...

I'd love to win this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

1agordon said...

sounds awesome.

mverno said...

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Kiara said...

I would love to win this!
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to win

Dree said...

I haven't read his books before. This sounds good.

Meredith said...

I love George Pelecanos!! But I haven't read this book and would like to.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I need to add this book to my reading list.

Patti V. said...

Sounds great!

Anonymous said...

OOH! This book sounds JUST like something I would really like to read. Hope I win it.

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Debbie said...

That looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marie said...

This sounds like a great book, I'd love to read it!

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Amber said...

I loved The Turnaround by this same author, so I am excited to read this book!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Cecilia H. said...

This sounds like a great suspense/thriller and I'd really like to read it. Thanks for the opportunity to submit an entry!

Deedles said...

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

janetfaye said...

I would love to read this book.

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clynsg said...

I am always interested in adding a good book to my TBR pile.

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clc408 said...

I'd love to take this to the beach this summer. Thanks for the chance.

Lifestooshort said...

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Sunnyvale said...

I'd like to read this, always on the lookout for interesting books.

Luvdaylilies said...

Please enter me,I'd love to read this!

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edeliz said...

Pelecanos knowledge of DC makes him the best inside the beltway writer. I'd love to win this book!

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Karen B said...

Great author - please enter me.

Brent said...

I love to Read

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Sharon said...

Sounds very suspensful! I'deally enjoy reading this book.
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Cheryl S. said...

George Pelecanos is one of my favorites - please count me in!

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Donna M. Clark said...

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purplegengar said...

Thanx for the contest

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Madam Pince said...

I've always wanted to read George Pelecanos.

Kaye said...

This sounds like a book both my hubby and I would love to read.

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thanks Luanne!

Rebecca said...

Would love to win, this would be the first of his books that I have read.
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quiltingreader said...

Sounds like a great book.

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I just read my first George Pelecanos book and I'm hooked! I would love to read this one too!

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dolls123 said...

Cool storyline

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Y. Bressani said...

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danosor said...

I'd love to win this book.Looks very interesting.

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I want to win :)

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Please enter me to win! Thanks!

Stephen said...

I read The Turnaround recently and really liked it. Would love to read this one too! Enter me please.

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'm a very recent fan of George Pelecanos, having just read The Way Home and liked it! He has a very approachable, friendly style which makes you feel as if you're really there! Thanks for the giveaway book!

Lady Roxi said...

I would love to read this.

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Marianna said...

Looks like a good read! thanks for the chance to win!

her5boys said...

I'm always game for a good read!

*~Dani~* said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to add this book to my collection! Looks like a fantastic read!

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barbara said...

This book sounds really great! I'd love to read it.

Patricia said...

I am going to be off for the summer and will have plenty of time to read. June 19th is freedom day! Love to win books.

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Linda Ellen said...

I'd love to enter for this giveaway! Thank you for hosting it!

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Rhonda said...

I love to read and would love to read this book.

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chromiumman said...

would love to win this

Dave said...

From the description, this looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win.

Kat Bryan said...

This sounds like a cold-case mystery and I love those. Thanks for the chance to win it, Luanne.

LoveMyCoffee said...

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Lesley said...

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Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

Alicia said...

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Anonymous said...

Mary
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This sounds like another great book, I'd love to add it to my winter-time stash of books :)

Julie said...

I'd love to win this book, I've heard such great things about it.

Cheers,
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sweetsue said...

Sounds great, I would love to win this!
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inkedtexaslady said...

This book looks great! I would love to win this!

ossmcalc said...

I would love to win a copy of The Night Gardener. Please enter me into the drawing.

Thank you,

Christine
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Theresa N. said...

For a minute there I thought this was about the movie by that title. But it's not this sounds good.
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Becky said...

Sounds great.

Debb said...

I have not read any books by this author... so I really hope I win... I think I have been missing out on some great stories.

Alexa said...

Enter me please!

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frozenman20 said...

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Mishel said...

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Wanda said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter my name. Thanks.

gahome2mom said...

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I'd like to win this for my husband. :)

olympianlady said...

Please enter me. I've really gotten interested in George Pelecanos recently. Thanks!

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vmkids said...

I need some good summer reads and this looks great!

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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JenniferB said...

I love to read - thanks for the chance to win this book

Misusedinnocence said...

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FOKXXY said...

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Jessilyn82 said...

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A Reader said...

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Anonymous said...

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Cheers
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Sue W. said...

I just read my first George Pelecanos book and really enjoyed it. Would love to have this one in my collection.

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Pam said...

This sounds very scary and intense and I'd love to read it. Thanks.

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Carol said...

George Pelecanos is one of my favorite authors. I would love to win this book! Thank you!
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Rachel said...

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Angie said...

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Beth said...

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Glenn said...

I'd like to drop my name in the hat.

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vboackle said...

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Jon_Lefkove said...

Count me in please.

idahomom said...

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Great giveaway, would love to read this, thanks!

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Aimala said...

Winning this book would make me very happy! I became aware of the author after watching "The Wire" which is, hands down, the best show I've ever seen. I was thrilled when I discovered George Pelecanos was a writer &, of course, his books didn't disappoinht!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.
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Jo-Jo said...

I would love a chance to win this one.
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Vicki said...

I love murder mysteries.

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canadiangiveaways said...

trying hard to win this - it sounds great!

Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest!

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Hi Would love to win this book!!

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LindaD said...

I've read some of his other books and would LOVE to win this. Thanks for the chance!

Aisling said...

Pelecanos writes some excellent and intense books. I'd love to win one.

Molly C. said...

Sounds like a great book!

ky2here said...

He writes tense cheat-free suspense thrillers. Count me in.

Enid said...

Have seen lots of good reviews. Anxious to read it1

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Randominities said...

I loved to win this book. Thanks, I love hearing about authors new to me!

kygirl said...

awesome book to giveaway!

Valeen said...

Ooh, another great book to read! Count me in! Thanks for a great review!

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AICORP said...

Looks like this could be a good read

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Miranda said...

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crystalf said...

I would love to have the chance to read this! Thank you!

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I love a good mystery, thanks for the chance to win.
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chazvgo said...

Count me in, we are going on a 4hr drive and this would be perfect to read. Thanks :)

susan1215 said...

Sounds like a good book

Ardy22 said...

This looks like a good murder mystery for sure

kathy pease said...

Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in :)

Helen said...

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kcatlin said...

I'd love to read this book!!

georgia0521 said...

Looks very interesting!

angie said...

This one sounds like a good, suspenseful read. I'd love to have it. Thanks~!

barblong said...

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Betty C said...

I enjoy the writing of George Pelecanos. I would love to win this.

bndraldy said...

Pelecanos does not disappoint! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

jd said...

sounds like a great book!

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I'm in!

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Maja said...

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I'VD HEARD GREAT REVIEWS ABOUT THIS BOOK!

I WOULD LOVE TOREADE IT!

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lilyk said...

Please enter me!

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George Pelecanos is one of my favorite authors. I am never disappointed in a read by him.

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