On behalf of the generous Hachette Book Group, I can offer ten (10) bloggers
five (5) copies of:
Dead Boys: Stories By Richard Lange
These hard-hitting, deeply felt stories follow straight arrows and outlaws, have-it-alls and outcasts, as they take stock of their lives and missteps and struggle to rise above their turbulent pasts. A salesman re-examines his tenuous relationship with his sister after she is brutally attacked. A house painter plans a new life for his family as he plots his last bank robbery. A drifter gets a chance at love when he delivers news of a barfly's death to the man's estranged daughter. A dissatisfied yuppie is oddly envious of his ex-con brother as they celebrate their first Christmas together.
Set in a Los Angeles depicted with aching clarity, Lange's stories are gritty, and his characters often less than perfect. Beneath their macho bravado, however, they are full of heart and heartbreak.
and five (5) copies of:
Hollywood Crows By Joseph Wambaugh
When LAPD cops Hollywood Nate and Bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in Hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems. To them, Margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. But Ms. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan.
In HOLLYWOOD CROWS, Wambaugh returns once again to the beat he knows best, taking readers on a tightly plotted and darkly funny ride-along through Los Angeles with a cast of flawed cops and eccentric lowlifes they won't soon forget.
Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com
I'll close the comments in one week at 7 PM EST October 16th and pick the winners. I will contact the winners via email for their snail mail address. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).
All you need do is to leave a comment telling me which book you'd like to win. If you'd like to try for both titles, leave a separate comment for each title.