Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In the letterbox today...

It's always a good day when you go out to the letterbox and there, plonked on top of the bills and junk mail is a parcel, a parcel containing a book.

This one came courtesy of Detectives Beyond Borders, Peter Rozovsky's blog for international crime fiction, based out of Philadelphia. I won it in a competition for suggestions of perfect commercial marriages of books or authors and Public utilities. I made a couple of suggestions, including suggesting Kathy Reich's could sponsor the Ferry service with her novel Fatal Voyage. I also suggested the Dunedin bus services could be sponsored by Random.

So what did I win for being cheeky?

The Midnight Choir by Gene Kerrigan.

The publisher's website blurb states:

A sophisticated crime story of contemporary Ireland, The Midnight Choir teems with moral dilemmas and Dublin emerges as a city of ambiguity: a newly-scrubbed face hiding a criminal culture of terrible variety. Small-time criminals have become millionaire businessmen, the poor are still struggling to survive, and the police face a world where the old rules no longer apply. “Believe me, you want The Midnight Choir with you on holiday,” says The Sunday Business Post. “This is the kind of book you pass on to someone you like, and say ‘read this.’”

Excellent! Thanks Peter.

1 comment:

Kerrie said...

Peter is a great friend!