And the winners are…

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killerreadsadventcalendarIn December we ran our Killer Christmas Advent Calendar competition! With a fantastic prize behind each door, we had hundreds of entries and we are now pleased to announce the winners! Your prizes are on the way to you now!

1. A collection of no less than SIX Stuart MacBride books, including a proof of his latest Birthdays of the Dead, is on the way to Mark Silver!

2. Stephanie Parker, Claire Barker and Ellen Stafford will all be sipping from their Sorry branded mugs as they turn the pages of this terrifying thriller

3. With a brilliant selection of our up-and-coming crime releases of 2012, Lucinda Fountain will be in the know this year

4. A signed, first-edition of Absolute Midnight will take pride of place on Debra Johnson‘s bookshelf

5. As will the signed copies of House of the Hanged that are on their way to Christine Burridge and Elaine Huxstep

6. Laura Starling and Andrew Tedder will be on the edge of their seats with Michael Crichton’s latest techno-thriller Micro

7. Mark Richmond, Barbara Chambers, Solange Thomas, Maggie Barker, Nathan Holden and Sajad Farid will be kept up way into the night with Dean Koontz’s twist on the Frankenstein classic

8. Surely one of this year’s most gifted presents, the first four specially released hardbacks of the Game of Thrones series will be proudly owned by Robert Turpin

9. A signed edition of this historical crime classic Heresy featuring none other than Giordano Bruno goes out to Wilma Jones and Jane Willis

10. Holly Green will have nightmares for weeks with a selection of Avon’s best (and scariest) crime reads

And last but not least….

11. Gillian Phillips will receive a gift from the Queen of Crime herself, with six Agatha Christie facsimile edition hardbacks.

Furthermore, the eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we never gave away a twelfth prize! Well, now’s your opportunity. To be in for a chance to win our mystery prize (a collection of books snaffled from various desks around the building), then please email your answer to this question to killerreadscomp@harpercollins.co.uk

 

Which Scandi-crime author sets her books in Fjallbacka?

 

Competition closes on Friday at midnight, so get entering now!

Christmas Advent Calendar: Prize No. 5

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Two SIGNED copies of House of the Hanged by Sunday Times bestselling novelist Mark Mills! 

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To enter, simply answer this question:

What are the names of two other titles that Mark Mills has written?

Email you answer to killerreadscomp@harpercollins.co.uk along with your name and address for your chance to win!

Mark Mills gives us the low-down on House of the Hanged, plus a chance to win a copy of his new book!

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We’re all massive Mark fans here in the KR office so when he popped into the office we thought we’d take the chance to get to know him a bit better! Find out about his new book and look out for the chance to ask him your own question and to win a copy of his new book!

What inspired you to write House of the Hanged?

Strangely, the book would never have been written if I hadn’t been robbed while backpacking through the south of France when I was 17. This is how I first came to know Le Rayol, where the story is set. Some friends of my travelling companion lived there, and they kindly put us up for a few dreamy days while we waited for my replacement traveller’s cheques to arrive. I was very struck by that stretch of coast, with its rocky headlands and its sandy coves of unnaturally white sand. In many ways, the novel is the coming together of this memory and a book I love: Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford, her biographical account of growing up near Toulon in the 1920s.

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