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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Contest: The Line Painter by Claire Cameron


I am giving away a wonderful dark Canadian noire novel, The Line Painter by Claire Cameron, which I really enjoyed reading almost one year ago. This is a trade paperback edition.

Contest will run until Nov. 20, with the winner randomly chosen and announced on Nov. 21. This contest is open to US and Canada only. Sorry, but International postage is too expensive for me.

To enter:

1) You must be a follower (over in the right bar) and let me know you are in your comment.

2) Leave your email address (if it is not in your profile.)

3) +2 Tweet or blog about this contest and leave me the link.

4) +1 Which would you rather be: the person stranded on the highway late at night or the person offering the stranger a ride to get help?

Please try to leave all your responses in one comment.

You can read my review of the book here and see how much I enjoyed it. Here is the publisher's summary:

It's 1:08 a.m. when Carrie's car breaks down on the highway somewhere north of Lake Superior. It's dark, the road is quiet, her cell phone is down, and she is alone. She took off from Toronto that morning, running from grief over the death of her boyfriend, and unable to cope with the truth about the events that led to it. The relief Carrie feels as a truck pulls up soon turns to fear after its driver offers her a lift. Frank, her would-be rescuer, is a line painter, putting lines on the road "to stop people from being killed." But after Carrie gets in the truck, she starts to realize that this will be the road trip of her life.

Written in spare, unvarnished prose that brims with menace against the forbidding backdrop of a northern landscape, The Line Painter takes us on a riveting trip down a twisted road of memory and redemption.

18 comments:

  1. This book sounds like a great mystery, please count me in.

    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  2. No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  3. I am a follower.

    I would rather be the person offering the stranger a ride to get help.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  4. 1) I am a follower.

    2) email heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

    3) +2 Tweet
    http://twitter.com/heatherzilla8/statuses/5549505096

    4) +1 Which would you rather be: the person stranded on the highway late at night or the person offering the stranger a ride to get help?
    I would rather be the person offering the the ride to a stranger.

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  5. Would love to read this!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  6. Hello Nicola,

    my email is glinka.michelle@yahoo.com. Goto my facebook and checkout my blurb about you. Not sure what link I would send you for this but you know where to find me and it is in my status bar.
    And I think I would like to be the person offering the ride assuming I would be the bad guy. Not because I really am bad but because then I would be the one in control of what could potentially be a bad/scary situation.

    Thanks, Michelle

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  7. I live somewhere north of Lake Superior so this book sounds quite interesting to me.

    I follow you.

    As nervous as I would be offering a ride to a stranger, I'd rather be that person than the stranded one.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  8. I am a follower via Google. I have always followed Canadian authors because a number of them are my favorites. I would really like to read this book. I think I would like to be the person driving the car.

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  9. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    I am a follower.

    +2 I tweeted: http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/5703101456

    +1 I would rather be the person offering the stranger a ride, as then I would at least be more in control of the situation. The person offering the stranger a ride always has the choice of whether or not to stop and can also refuse rides to the more dangerous looking folk.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

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  10. The cover reminds me of The Turnaround (blah!) but your review makes this one sound like a great read so I'd love to enter, thanks!

    I hate the thoughts of being stranded alone on the side of a road; would much rather be in the position to offer a ride though I confess to passing by some seedy looking characters that made me to leary to stop.

    wanda_waiting[@]hotmail[.]com

    I follow and have noted this giveaway in my Up for Grabs post.

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  11. I love noir - please throw my name into the hat! Thanks for the chance to win.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  12. I'm a Follower.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  13. I think I'd rather be the person offering the ride, but I'm really not sure which person would be more vulnerable!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  14. Here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/5861171482

    I apologize for the multiple comments -- I missed that part of your instructions. I just hate it when I do that :(

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  15. I would love to win this! I am a follower.

    +1 I would rather be the person offering the ride.

    squiggles87(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  16. I'm a follower and would rather be the one offering a ride.
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I'm a follower.
    +2 sidebar: http://hookedonyabooks.blogspot.com/
    +1 I'd rather be the person offering the ride.

    naggy8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Please include me in the giveaway.I follow

    +2 tweeted http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/5906789855

    +1 I would rather be the person offering the ride


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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