Monday, March 30, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Crimes of Paris

I'm authorized to give away 1 copy. Rules for entry in the drawing are below. Please read them carefully.

The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection
(c) 2009
Pub. Little Brown

Turn-of-the-century Paris was the beating heart of a rapidly changing world. Painters, scientists, revolutionaries, poets--all were there. But so, too, were the shadows: Paris was a violent, criminal place, its sinister alleyways the haunts of Apache gangsters and its cafes the gathering places of murderous anarchists. In 1911, it fell victim to perhaps the greatest theft of all time--the taking of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Immediately, Alphonse Bertillon, a detective world-renowned for pioneering crime-scene investigation techniques, was called upon to solve the crime. And quickly the Paris police had a suspect: a young Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso....


  • Leave a comment in this post expressing your interest in entering the drawing.
  • Provide an @ by which I can contact you in case of a win. Either in your comment or in an email to me at joystory AT gmail DOT com If you email your @ be sure to connect it to your entry. If I do not receive an @ your entry will be disqualified.
  • If, in the case of a win, you would like me link to your blog in the winners announcement post, provide your URL in your comment or via email. This is not a requirement for entering nor do you have to have a blog yourself in order to enter.
  • If you blog about this giveaway, send me a link to the post and your name will be entered a second time.
  • Deadline for entering is NOON PST April 11, 2009. I will select the winners with a random number generator using
  • Winners must provide a US or Canadian mailing address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.

35 tell me a story:

Bridget 3/31/2009 10:52 AM  

Just posted about this on Win A Book.

Vanessa 3/31/2009 11:35 AM  

I love crime books! Please sign me up for the giveaway.

allisonmariecat 3/31/2009 11:58 AM  

Please enter me!


I also blogged about your contest here:

Thank you!

mindy 3/31/2009 1:18 PM  

sounds fabulous thanks for the giveaway

Jennifer,  3/31/2009 1:43 PM  

This is my type of book. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the contest.

Lady Roxi 3/31/2009 2:37 PM  

Love to have this.



Unknown 3/31/2009 2:45 PM  

Count me in!


Amber 3/31/2009 2:51 PM  

Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway :)

Debs Desk 3/31/2009 3:50 PM  

Please include me in your giveaway.

darbyscloset 3/31/2009 5:33 PM  

I really would like to read and review this book, please add me to your giveaway list! If I win, you are more than welcome to link to my blog and then when I post my review I can post back to your contest!!!
Thanks so much
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

tatertot374 3/31/2009 6:36 PM  

I would love to win and read this book
THank you!

Anonymous,  3/31/2009 6:41 PM  

This sounds like a really good book to read. Please enter me. Thanks!


scottsgal 3/31/2009 7:48 PM  

Love true crime books -please count me in

msboatgal at

Dawn M. 3/31/2009 10:35 PM  

The more I hear about this one the more I want to read it. Please enter me. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Anonymous,  4/01/2009 7:38 AM  
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Unknown 4/01/2009 7:49 AM  

So...I'm not sure if anonymous wants this book or not, so I'll take his copy!

Anonymous,  4/01/2009 9:24 AM  

Love book giveaways. I would love to read this book!!


a real librarian 4/01/2009 10:11 AM  

Thanks for the chance to win!!


Marie 4/01/2009 12:54 PM  

I would love a chance to read this one!

K. Cleaver 4/01/2009 5:18 PM  

I would be interested in reading the book. Sorry my comment isn't as long as Mr. Anonymous'. LOL

Brooke 4/02/2009 10:09 AM  

Wow at first I thought Mr. Anonymous REALLY REALLY wanted the book... Good thing all we have to do is show you we would like it because not sure I could compete with the length of his...

CherylS22 4/02/2009 10:13 AM  

Would love to read this book - please count me in!


nfmgirl 4/02/2009 7:41 PM  

I think Anon was going for the record for the longest rambling Spam in blog history.

I'd love this book. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

A Reader 4/03/2009 7:46 PM  

Would love to read this.
Thanks for the giveaway!

PS I think anon is a spammer.

Gwendolyn B. 4/04/2009 7:37 AM  

This is on my wish list -- thanks for the chance to win a copy!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

KR 4/04/2009 6:39 PM  

I'd love this!


Nicole 4/04/2009 7:16 PM  

Since anonymous didn't leave an email, does that mean you get to delete him. I mean your rules clearly state you must have an @ in your response. :)
This book sounds really intriguing. I hope I win.
nmcdon (at) hotmail (dot) com

Pamela S 4/06/2009 11:17 PM  

I've heard great things about this book. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win it!!


Stephen,  4/07/2009 9:58 AM  

Enter me please! Been hearing about this a lot lately and it sounds really good.

Rattlesnake2021 AT aol DOT com

Sandra K321 4/09/2009 11:08 AM  

I enjoy historical stories or historical fiction. I am currently reading Devil in the White City about Chicago during the building of the 1893 World's Fair and the crimes of the time. I would love to read this book also.

Tiffany819 4/09/2009 4:26 PM  

I would love a chance to win this. It looks like a great read. Thank you!

jwx4 4/10/2009 7:52 AM  

I'd like to read this book. Enter me, please

Linda,  4/10/2009 12:43 PM  

Wow--Anon went to a load of trouble to write that spam! Impressive, as far as spam goes.

Please enter me for the book--sounds fascinating! linda{at} downes [dot]net

kalea_kane 4/10/2009 5:14 PM  

Wow. Just stunned over that long train of a comment. I would love to win Crimes of Paris. Please enter me in your giveaway.




Miranda Ward 4/14/2009 1:38 PM  

Sounds like a great read

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