Printed Books Giveaway Hop – February 1st – 7th

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The majority of the books I read are still printed books.
There is nothing like the smell and feel of a new book in your hands.
They look so pretty on my shelves.
So for this hop I am sharing 2 Brand Spanking New Hardcovers!

Escape #1

Dying on the Vine (A Gideon Oliver Mystery)

Edgar® Award–winning author Aaron Elkins’s creation—forensics professor Gideon Oliver—has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a likable, down-to-earth, cerebral sleuth.” Now, the celebrated Skeleton Detective is visiting friends at a vineyard in Tuscany when murder leaves a bitter aftertaste…

It was the unwavering custom of Pietro Cubbiddu, patriarch of Tuscany’s Villa Antica wine empire, to take a solitary month-long sabbatical at the end of the early grape harvest, leaving the winery in the trusted hands of his three sons. His wife, Nola, would drive him to an isolated mountain cabin in the Apennines and return for him a month later, bringing him back to his family and business.

So it went for almost a decade—until the year came when neither of them returned. Months later, a hiker in the Apennines stumbles on their skeletal remains. The carabinieri investigate and release their findings: they are dealing with a murder-suicide. The evidence makes it clear that Pietro Cubbiddu shot and killed his wife and then himself. The likely motive: his discovery that Nola had been having an affair.

Not long afterwards, Gideon Oliver and his wife, Julie, are in Tuscany visiting their friends, the Cubbiddu offspring. The renowned Skeleton Detective is asked to reexamine the bones. When he does, he reluctantly concludes that the carabinieri, competent though they may be, have gotten almost everything wrong. Whatever it was that happened in the mountains, a murder-suicide it was not.

Soon Gideon finds himself in a morass of family antipathies, conflicts, and mistrust, to say nothing of the local carabinieri’s resentment. And when yet another Cubbiddu relation meets an unlikely end, it becomes bone-chillingly clear that the killer is far from finished…

Escape #2

And Then You Dye (A Needlecraft Mystery)

Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, has hooked more than a few crooks in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries. Now Betsy learns the hard way that a murder is still murder, any way you color it…

Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith—so it’s only fitting that some of her favorite items to stock come from the dye-works of Hailey Brent. Hailey makes hand-dyed knitting wool, silk, soy, and corn yarns. She uses only natural vegetable dyes, creating soft and beautiful colors. Which means her yarns are expensive, but well worth it.

Unfortunately, someone thinks they’re worth killing for.

When Hailey’s body is discovered shot dead in her workshop, Betsy discovers that there was a lot about Hailey she would have never guessed. Like her penchant for stealing other’s property for her own use. Her use of dangerous additives to create her so-called all-natural fibers. And a scheming mind that had made her more than one enemy.

Now, Betsy must wring the truth from a bevy of colorful suspects. Because the truth just might mean the difference between living—and dyeing…

Both Escapes Will Include Some Bookish Swag!
Open to U.S. and Canada


13 thoughts on “Printed Books Giveaway Hop – February 1st – 7th

  1. Needlepoint was one of my very first crafting hobbies that I learned and has always been a favorite. So I would really like to get And Then You Dye (A Needlecraft Mystery). Thanks so much!

    1. SAME with me for needlepoint! I think I was about 8 years old! My Mom was BIG into Needlepoint! HUGE! It was ALL the rage in the 70’s! She taught me how to do it ‘at that age’, too! We would both work on our needlepoint together! Unfortunately, she passed in Sept 2010, and my DAD cleaned her stuff out within 1 month of her passing – ticked me off, though. He pitched and pitched, and what he did NOT pitch ALL went to the church. The thing that bothered me the most was he also pitched things “I” made for her, too, like cross-stitched ornaments, etc.
      I OFTEN wonder about their 25th Anniversary king size quilt I made for them??? He’s getting remarried, and would NOT want it in the house, so . . . ? I don’t want to ask him about it, either. He SHOULD have asked my sis-in-law and I to go through her stuff, but, oh well. He DID give me some of her things, such as old kits of Rose Needlepoint Pendants! I don’t really know why? They look like they are in GREAT shape! To see those now brings back SO MANY MEMORIES! I’ll save ‘1’. but then I”LL pitch the rest! LOL!!!
      I guess I can look at it in a way that it mattered then, and doesn’t need to now. I have the memory of giving it all to her! 🙂
      GREAT giveaway of books!
      Thanks, Dolly!

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