Win two tickets to see Stuart MacBride and Mark Billingham at Reading Crime Festival 2011!

readingfestivalWhat is it? From comedy to corpses, this will be a night to remember as two of the UK’s top crime writers, Stuart MacBride and Mark Billingham, chat to the audience about their careers and their experience in crime-writing.

Where is it? Victoria Hall, Reading Museum and Town Hall
When is it? Saturday 12th November from 7 to 8pm

To win two tickets, which have been kindly donated by our good friends at Reading Crime Festival, then simply click on the button below to read an extract from Stuart MacBride’s latest ebook, Sawbones, and answer the following question:


sawbones1How many characters are sat in the car in the first chapter of Sawbones, and what are their names?

To enter, simply email your answer to and you will be in with a chance of winning. The winner will be announced on Friday 4th November, so get reading and enter now!

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