Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Giveaway - Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts - Cici McNair


What do they all have in common? Harriet the Spy, Nancy Drew, V.I. Warshawski, Kinsey Milhone. Detectives. All fictional of course. But Cici McNair is the real deal.

Detectives Don't Wear Seatbelts is a memoir I'll be reading in the next little bit. Here's your chance, courtesy of The Hachette Book Group to win yourself a copy.

From the publisher:

"Growing up in Mississippi, Cici McNair was always more the tomboy her mother supported than the Southern belle her father demanded. She escaped her suffocating upbringing the first chance she had to travel the world. Whether working at the Vatican in Rome or consorting with a gunrunner in Haiti, she lived a life of international adventure. When Cici finds herself in New York, divorced, broke, and fashionably starving to death in a Madison Avenue apartment, she impulsively decides to become a private detective.But, as Cici soon learns, the world of P.I.s is tight-knit and made up almost exclusively of former law enforcement officers. By nature, they are a highly suspicious group and are especially wary of a newcomer with an untraceable past. Diligently working her way through the Yellow Pages, doggedly pursuing the slightest lead, Cici is finally hired by a private investigator willing to take a chance. The next day she's working side by side with a pair of seasoned detectives and a skip tracer who is scary to meet but like silk on the phone. She quickly realizes she'll need all her energy and wits to succeed in this new world.Being a private investigator is as exciting and liberating as Cici ever dreamed, from creating a false identity on the spot on her first case in the field to surviving adrenaline-rushing car chases. Working with law enforcement, she goes undercover, dealing with the ruthless Born to Kill gang in Chinatown and the Middle Eastern counterfeiters west of Broadway. A detailed account of the hidden world and real-life cases of a P.I., this action-packed memoir is as entertaining as any detective novel you've ever read."

Five (!) copies to be won. Open to US and Canada, no po boxes please. To be entered leave the name of a fictional detective or detective series. An extra entry for followers ( please let me know in a separate comment) Runs until Wed Oct 21 at 6pm EST.

Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

120 comments:

pinkflipflops said...

Lindsey Boxer!

Pam said...

You named all my faves! I also loved Trixie Beldon as a child!

melacan at hotmail dot com

♥Jen♥ said...

I could list gads but I'll go with one of my most favorite - Elvis Cole (Robert Crais)

Kaye said...

Ooh, tough call, there are so many but I really like Henrie O series by Carolyn Hart.

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Kaye said...

I'm a follower!

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fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

I have read and enjoyed The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books by Alexander McCall Smith. It is now also a t.v. show on HBO.

fredamans said...

I am a follower via Google Connect.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

Wanda said...

My favourite has ALWAYS been Nancy Drew!! wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Patti V. said...

This looks great! Please sign me up!

Patti V. said...

Oops. Forgot to mention Hercule Poirot as one of my favorite detectives!

a real librarian said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I loved Nancy Drew growing up!!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

edmontonjb said...

Nancy Drew has been my favorite since I was a kid.
dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

chey said...

The Alex Cross series

chey said...

I'm a follower

MoziEsmé said...

The cats in The Cat Who series... :)

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

holdenj said...

Agatha Raisin has a new adventure coming out this fall!

JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

Jessica Fletcher of Murder She Wrote :)
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throuthehaze said...

follower
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Beth (BBRB) said...

Nero Wolfe!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

btw, one of my fave detectives is Sharon McCone, Marcia Muller's PI sleuth. LOVE that series.

carolsnotebook said...

No one's mentioned Sherlock Holmes yet, or Miss Marple.

Thanks for entering me.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

carolsnotebook said...

I subscribe with Google Reader.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Jesse Stone in the Robert B. Parker novels and made for television movies :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Following with Google Friend Connect
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Haleyknitz said...

my fav detective/series is Alex Cross series by James Patterson. they're pretty good, and Alex is amazing!

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

Haleyknitz said...

I'm a follower!

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

Theresa N. said...

Nikki Sands from Michele Scott's A Wine Lover's Mystery series.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

JoanneR said...

Am a follower! Thank you!
joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

Ladytink_534 said...

The Vampire Files by P.N. Elrod starring her vampire PI Jack Fleming is what came immediately to my mind.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower

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robyn said...

When I was 12 I went through a HUGE Nancy Drew phase, during which I think I must have read just about all of the books at least twice!

-Robyn
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robyn said...

I'm also a new follower! :)

-Robyn :)
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Belinda M said...

Sherlock Holmes is on that pops into my head


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Just.Me said...

Jim Rockford of the Rockford Files was my favorite on tv. I love Kinsey Milhone by Sue Grafton and Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich.

bevsclark at gmail dot com

kcatlin said...

Monk!

Nancy said...

Lindsey Boxer - I am currently reading the 8th book in that series.

Nancy said...

I subscribe via RSS feed.

Anonymous said...

Please count me in...thanks.

karen k
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Anonymous said...

Remember Nancy Drew....

I'm a subscriber... ;)

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kim said...

Nancy Drew was a favorite when I was growing up!

Kim
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Leslie said...

Hercule Poirot will always be my favorite detective!

slb3334 said...

alex cross

taterbug said...

It has to be Sherlock Holmes.

taterbug said...

I am a follower.

Anonymous said...

Good ol' Sherlock Holmes... I loved Trixie Beldon as kid. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

Dawn M. said...

Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

David Johnson said...

I'll say Sherlock Holmes. Thanks.

LindaD said...

I just became a follower!

LindaD said...

I love English detectives like Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse.

abfantom said...

Sherlock Holmes is my favorite.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

1agordon said...

cool.

Glenn said...

Spenser and his sidekick Hawk from Robert Parker. I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

mjmeeks5 said...

i love detective books


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409cope said...

This looks like a great read,I love nonfiction. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

mmentor said...

sign me up

linett said...

Love Jessica Fletcher of Murder She Wrote, thanks

maweisberg said...

i want to win this

Sharon said...

This looks good. Please enter my name in the contest.
Thanks for the giveaway.

shirtdog{at}gmail{dot}com

Brent said...

I always loved Ellery Queen

Leona P said...

Hardy boys

Karen B said...

Nancy Drew was my favorite back in the 50s!

Sue said...

I love Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone books. fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Harry Bosch-thanks to Michael Connelly!

Lynz Pickles said...

Nancy Drew! I read those books religiously when I was a kid.

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Nickolay said...

Dick Tracy

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demmi said...

Nancy Drew con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My all time fave was Nancy Dre, Blog follower-
Diane Baum
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Renee said...

Kinsey Milhone. I love her! :)

bison61 said...

I like the Alex Cross series

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LittleEagle said...

Mancy Drew or the Hardy Boys. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

FrankSandy said...

One of my favourite detectives is Easy Rawlins created by Walter Mosley. walkerd@primus.ca

Randominities said...

Nancy Drew was one of my faves! And Columbo!

Stephanie said...

One of my favourites is Hamish Macbeth. I have read every singly book and can't wait until the next one is published.

janetfaye said...

Faith Fairchild mysteries is one.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

ky2here said...

Paul Turner by Mark Richard Zubro.

Shelbie Johnston said...

My Fav is Stephanie Plum series,by Janet Evanovich! Love Alex Cross too!

Shelbie Johnston said...

I follow with Google connect!

Carol EL said...

Spenser in the Robert Parker books. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL said...

Follower. jelly15301@gmail.com

Marc said...

John Corey.

erma said...

I loved Nancy Drew.
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ellie said...

My all time favorite detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Valeen said...

I love Sherrif Joann Brady in the books by J.A. Jance! She is one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

We heart Miss Marple!

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sito50 said...

Ellery Queen is my all-time favorite.

Jinxy and Me said...

The classic - Sherlock Holmes!

SeahorseLady said...

My fav has always been Hercule Poirot.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow.

Renee G said...

Inspector Clouseau.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Oneangel said...

Jesse Stone

bkwrms78 said...

Sherlock Holmes is my fav!

Nancy S. said...

I always loved Miss Marple.
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Anonymous said...

Vicki Nelson From Blood Ties the tv show and the books by Tanya Huff. Thanks!
pjgirl74 at aol dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

Nancy Drew has always been my favorite, thanks for the chance!

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CanAmBlond said...

My favorite detective would have to be Inspector Cluseau (Spelling?, just for making me laugh. Thanks for a neat giveaway!


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CanAmBlond said...

I'm a follower, thanks again!


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Anonymous said...

A fictional detective is Hercules Poirot. walkerd@primus.ca

Leslie said...

Sherlock Holmes is my favorite.

Leslie said...

I'm a follower.

Mishia said...

Blood Ties is a fictional Vampire detective series. I love it!

lilyk said...

Nick and Nora Charles

purango said...

Miss. Marple garrettsambo@aol.com

kngmckellar said...

Nancy Drew was my favorite.

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Drew said...

Miss Marple is great! So many great detectives. So hard to name just one.

susan1215 said...

I like Nancy Drew

FDP 4 Life said...

grace from saving grace

Kathy said...

All my favorites have been mentioned many times so I will just say Sherlock Holmes.

Kathy said...

I am a follower.

Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest

dvice said...

I like Monk

Gianna said...

Dirk Gently series :)

kathy pease said...

columbo

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I hope this counts! It's about an ALien Detective!


"Tracker" (2001)
TV series 2001-2002
STARRING Adrian Paul

218 aliens (from other planets) enter earth thru a wormhole, land in Chicago. You do not see the aliens as creatures, since they were light beams and have taken over 218 human host bodies. The Tracker (played by Adrian Paul) did not take a human host, but rather transformed into a human body after viewing a advertisement on board.


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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I am a follower via Google Connect

Rita M said...

Lindsay Boxer from the Women's Murder Club series.

Tiffany819 said...

Stephanie Plum in Janet Evonovich's novels. Thank you!

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Mom said...

Sharon McCone, Marcia Muller's PI sleuth, is my favorite.

Daniel M said...

liked columbo (peter falk) - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com