Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vintage Book Giveaway - Framed in Blood by Brett Halliday

That’s right, I’m jumping on the book blog band wagon and embarking on my first ever giveaway.  We’re really breaking the bank on this one!

In all seriousness, though, I really do think some of you out there will like the swag we currently have up for grabs.  To coincide with my review of the 1944 Michael Shayne mystery novel, Murder and the Married Virgin, I’m giving away a copy of another Michael Shayne mystery, Framed in Blood by Brett Halliday. 

Don’t know who Michael Shayne and Brett Halliday are?  Have a look at my review of Murder and the Married Virgin.  Or better yet, consult with the God of Information.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.

All set?  Good.  Now then, here’s the skinny on the book: 

Framed in Blood was originally published in 1951; however, this copy is a Dell reprint from '57.  Being over fifty years old it has seen some use, but it’s still very readable.  Its spine is still intact and it has a minimum of wear for its age.  As long as you aren’t one of those cretins that insist upon bending the front cover around in a U-shape while you’re reading, you should be fine.

Entering for the drawing is simple.  You must:

  1. Be a follower of this blog (if you don’t have a Google Friendconnect account, subscribing to the RSS feed or following by e-mail is an acceptable substitute).
  2. Comment on this post stating that you would like to be considered for the drawing.
  3. Leave some sort of contact information (e-mail, blog address, etc.) so that I can contact you in case you win.
I will use a random selection process to determine the winner with each entrant having equal weight.  The drawing will be open for new entries until midnight, Sunday January 8, at which point I’ll select the winner and contact you for a shipping address. 

That about does it.  Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to ask any questions you might have!


  1. Congrats on your first giveaway! I consulted the God of Information, looking for the series order or if the books had to be read in any particular order, but didn't find anything. Did you read them in order or do you suggest reading them in order?

    Dorothy - Squeak
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  2. I would like to be considered for this give away. I am a follower.

    You can look on my blog for my freebie but it is not your oeuvre.

  3. @Squeak Torres

    Thanks, Squeak. No, you don't need to read them in publication order to enjoy them. My very first Mike Shayne novel was Murder is My Business, which I believe was the eleventh in the series. Somewhere around there, at least. I've noticed a few references to previous cases, but other than that they're pretty much self contained little mysteries.

    @Virginia Llorca

    Thanks for the offer, Virginia, but you're right. Romance isn't really my thing. I appreciate the offer, though. Oh, and I also appreciate the fact that you used a word I had to look up to figure out what it meant. ;)

  4. Ooh, I'd love to be considered for your drawing! I'm a follower via GFC and my email address is:

    I really enjoy vintage mysteries, primarily Agatha Christie and Rex Stout. I've never read anything by Brett Halliday so this is a great opportunity to get acquainted. Even if I don't win, though, I'll probably check my library to see if they have any of his mysteries. I'm always on the lookout for a new, juicy murder :)

  5. Who was that guy, someone MacDonald. "The Copper Colored Sky". Always did color in the title. Good, I remember.

  6. Hi..A new follower! And I would also like to be considered for your drawing. My mail id is Just in case, if you want to visit my blog, I left the blog address below.


  7. Hi, We met through Book Blogs where I go by Catalina Egan. I would love to be part of your giveaway! Love the Blog joined and follow via e-mail! Best of luck to everyone and it's just plain fun to join:)
    M.C.V. Egan

  8. @mary beth

    A woman after my own heart! The Christie and Stout mysteries are excellent. If you're interested in finding more good vintage authors, we should talk sometime. I can throw a few more ideas your way.

    @Virginia Llorca

    You're thinking of John D. MacDonald and his Travis McGee mystery series. I've read 4 or 5 of them. Good mysteries, all told. Though, it does get a bit tiresome, all those damaged women he heals through his sexual prowess...

    @ Everyone Else

    Thanks for entering, ya'll. Special thanks to Vidya and Catalina for following as well. Good luck to you all!

  9. Would love to win this book. A great giveaway!!

  10. Well, that's it, everybody! The entries are now closed. I'll perform the drawing and post the winner in a completely new entry later to day. Good luck to everyone who entered!

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