The 12 Crimes Of Christmas

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Welcome to the 12 Crimes of Christmas, the Killer Christmas competition from the Killer Reads team!

As that (most wonderful) time of the year is upon us once more, we’re getting into the festive spirit and have a sack full of brilliant crime & thriller books to give away over the next 12 days.

Each day we’ll be posting an image on Twitter, along with a killer question. To be in with a chance of winning the prize of the day all you need to do is tweet the correct answer to @KillerReads, along with the hash tag #KRxmas. After 5pm each day we’ll reveal the correct answer and choose a winner at random out of all the correct entries. What could be simpler than that?!

AND the criminally festive cheer doesn’t quite end there, because as an extra bonus we have a brand new Kindle to give away! On the final day of the competition we’ll pick an additional name out of all of the correct entries over the whole 12 days – so the more days you enter the better chance you have of winning the grand prize.

Good luck!

The Killer Reads team


Competition Terms and Conditions
1. This competition is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers (“HarperCollins”), 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8JB.
2. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition.
3. Tweet @KillerReads with the answer to the daily question along with the hashtag #KRxmas to enter
4. Closing date for entries is 5pm each day. No entries received after this time will be accepted. No purchase necessary. Only one allowed per household.
5. The prizes are as follows:
Game, Buzz, Bubble, by Anders de la Motte
Signed copy of A Song for the Dying, by Stuart Macbride
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas and Curtain, by Agatha Christie
A set of 10 ‘Carson Ryder’ titles, by J. A. Kerley
Good People and Dead People, by Ewart Hutton
The Schemer, The Trap, and a signed copy of Payback by Kimberley Chambers, plus a Kimberley Chambers branded t-shirt
Innocence, plus a set of ‘Odd Thomas’ titles, by Dean Koontz
The City of Strangers and The City of Shadows, by Michael Russell
Dead Gone, by Luca Veste plus 2 tickets to his book launch on 16th January in London
The Sanctus trilogy, by Simon Toyne
Cold Killing, The Keeper and The Toy Taker, by Luke Delaney
A signed copy of The Shining Girls, a signed view master and a branded USB stick
Grand prize: An Amazon Kindle, a copy of all books listed above and a copy of City of the Lost, by Will Adams
6. The prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to availability. No guarantee is given as to the quality of the prize.
7. No cash or prize alternatives are available.
8. HarperCollins reserve the right in their reasonable discretion to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value.
9. The winners of the competition will be drawn at random from all correct entries by HarperCollins and notified by email no later than the 20th December, 2013.
10. Any application containing incorrect, false or unreadable information will be rejected. Any applications made on behalf of or for another person or multiple entries will not be included in the competition.
11. HarperCollins’ decision as to who has won the competition shall be final.
12. To obtain the names of the prize winners after the closing date, please write to Katie Moss, HarperCollins Publishers, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8JB.
13. The entry instructions are part of the Terms and Conditions for this competition.
14. By entering the competition you are agreeing to accept these Terms and Conditions. Any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you will mean that your entry will not be valid, and you will not be allowed to enter this competition.
15. By entering this competition, you are agreeing that if you win your name and image may be used for the purpose of announcing the winner in any related publicity with HarperCollins, without additional payment or permission.
16. Any personal information you give us will be used solely for this competition and will not be passed on to any other parties without your agreement. HarperCollins’ privacy policy can be found at:
17. Under no circumstances will HarperCollins be responsible for any loss, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the promotion of the competition or prize.
18. HarperCollins will not be responsible unless required by law, for any loss, changes, costs or expenses, which may arise in connection with this competition and HarperCollins can cancel or alter the competition at any stage.
19. Any dispute relating to the competition shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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