Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Giveaway: Hollywood Crows

Summary: In Wambaugh's gripping new book about life in the country's most sensational police force, the beloved Oracle has been replaced by thin-lipped Sgt. Treacle, but the setting is the same - Hollywood: "America's nut capital" - and some favorite personalities are still around.

When Nate and Bix Rumstead (a supposedly upstanding cop with serious sobriety issues) 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 bar-owner, Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: she's setting them both up so that she can get away with the perfect murder - and still stand to inherit her ex-husbands's ill-won fortune. What SHE doesn't know is that Aziz has replaced her sleeping pills with a poison. And then there's Leonard Stillwater, a small time tweaker whose connection to Aziz is about to shoot him into the big leagues...

Complete with scams, cokeheads, petty (and some not so petty) crimes, HOLLYWOOD CROWS offers the very best of Wambaugh: impeccable plotting, acerbic humor, and plenty of flawed but lovable characters. -- josephwambaugh.net

I am thrilled to be giving away up to five copies of HOLLYWOOD CROWS by Joseph Wambaugh courtesy of Hachette Book Group USA. I have to admit that I haven't read this book yet, but I've read most of Wambaugh's earlier books and I loved them. In fact, in a recent BlogTalk Radio show, author Michael Connelly credits Joseph Wambaugh's characters as inspiration for his Harry Bosch character.

Here's the drill:
For every 15 comments I receive, I will give away another book -- if I get 75 or more, I will give away five books! Leave a comment telling me if you've ever read any of Joseph Wambaugh's books for one entry. If you'd like to double your chances, just blog about this contest with a link back to this post. This contest will run until Sunday, November 9th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winner the following day. Good luck!

34 comments:

Linda said...

It's been several (probably many) years since I read a book by Wambaugh. This novel sounds like one I could share with my son-in-law.

bermudaonion said...

I've read some Joseph Wambaugh books, but it's been years ago. Please enter me - I'd love to read this one!

Crystal Adkins said...

What a great giveaway, Joseph would be a new author to me... and I love discovering new authors!
Thanks!! Crystal

crystal72206@yahoo.com

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I have never read anything by Joseph and would love to. Thnks!!

angelleslament @ gmail.com

Dee & Kato said...

I've never read anything by Joseph Wambaugh, and would love to read this book. Thanks!

Karlie said...

I've never read any of his books, but this one sounds like a good read.

Sara said...

I haven't read him yet, but I've heard some good things about this book. So maybe it'll be my first. Please enter me.

Thanks! Sararush at hotmail dot com

ChristyJan said...

I haven't read any of Joseph Wambaugh's books ~ YET ~ but I've heard great things about them and have them on my "wishlist."

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me... I'm just letting you know I've got you posted over at Win a Book. Here's hoping for seventy more entries...

Anta G. said...

I have read 'Echoes in the Darkness' and way back in the day I read 'The Onion Field' and loved both of them. Would really like to read this one.

Janel said...

I haven't read any of Wambaugh's books, but this one sounds good!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

BoxingKing said...

Never even head of the author before, but amways open to new books. :) Thanks!

windycindy said...

Hi, I have not read any of Mr. Wambaugh's books, but I would love to. I have read good things about his writing! Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

rb said...

I have not read any of his books but I like to! :D

cpullum said...

I have not read any of his books but would like too!

Just.Me said...

I haven't read anything by Joseph Wambaugh, but would love to read Hollywood Crows. Count me in!

Ricardo said...

Sounds like it would be a good read

Rue said...

I've never read any of Joseph Wambaugh's books, but after reading your comments about the book, I'd like to. Thanks for the chance to win.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

shelburns said...

I have never read any of his books...this one looks interesting! I've posted here.

shelcows at gmail dot com

Carol said...

I have not read any of his books, but I would love to.

djecse at yahoo dot com

avalonne83 said...

Sounds really great!
Please enter me. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Melanie said...

I have never read this author. Enter my name, I'd love to read this book. Maybe find another author that I like:)

Melanie said...

I've never read Wambaugh. I'm always suprised at how many good authors there are out there who I haven't read.

Carol said...

I've never read any of Joseph Wambaugh's books. I've heard that they are very good. I would love to read this one! Thank you!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Ann said...

I haven't read any of his books, but they look like my sort of thing (hope to find out!). I'm adding a link to your giveaway in my sidebar.

Susan said...

No, i have not read anything by him before, but this one sounds really cool.

please enter me.

-susan

susan_geiger at eku dot edu

susan said...

whoops, please change my email. it's actually:

susan_geiger2 at eku dot edu

Susan

Jennifer said...

It has been some time since I read anything by Joseph Wambaugh, yet this book sounds so fascinating, I think it is time I get reacquainted with his work. Please enter my name.

knittingmomof3 AT gmail DOT com

Theresa N. said...

I've never read one of his books, but I keep saying I will some day.
thanks:0
theresa n
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

LuAnn said...

I'd definitely love to read this book!

traveler said...

I know of Jospeh Wambaugh's novels but have never read any of them. Love the chance to.

Yvonne said...

Great contest! I've never read any of his books, but I'd love to read this one. Please enter me in the contest. yvone473@optonline.net

Henrietta said...
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Lana said...

I've read some of Wambaugh's books but not this one! Would love to be entered...thanks! :)


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