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Buy Books For The Holidays-Mystery/Thriller Giveaway

October 13th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

If you saw my initial post about my Buying Books For The Holidays project you know I am looking for suggestions of books you think are must reads and would make great Christmas gifts.  There have been some great suggestions so far but I wanted to really target each genre and I thought giveaways are always enticing.  :)

What’s Up For Grabs?

Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have the most awesome Mystery/Thriller giveaway pack.

If the winner is from the United States or Canada (No PO Box addresses accepted for this one):

And that’s not all!  They are also offering up galleys of:

If the winner is from outside the United States

  • I don’t want to exclude international folks so if you are the winner and live outside the United States you can choose any book from The Book Depository that is $15 or less.  Sorry but we can’t ship the US/Canada prize to other countries.

How to enter?

  • All you have to do is leave the title of at least one Mystery or Thriller book you would suggest as a Christmas gift for the Mystery/Thriller book lover(more suggestions are always welcome) and your email address

Extra entries-Some people love them, some people hate ‘em so these are all optional

  • One extra entry if you link to this giveaway and leave the link in a comment
  • Five extra entries if you do a blog post mentioning this giveaway and the Buy Books For The Holidays project and include the button from my sidebar

Ends October 31

Posted in Books, Giveaways, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense

58 Responses

  1. vickyvak

    I would suggest “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson!


  2. Belle

    I’d have to say Louise Penny’s BURY YOUR DEAD. I haven’t read it yet, but I just know it’s going to be so good!

  3. StephTheBookworm

    I’d highly recommend The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver. SOOO suspenseful! A great mystery!

  4. Marjorie

    I would suggest Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, wow, what a super mystery.
    This is a super, awesome giveaway.

  5. Lu

    Here are a few suggestions

    Legal Thriller
    The Insider by Reece Hirsch ( a FANTASTIC debut)
    Dismas Hardy series by John Lescroart Dead Irish, The Vig, Hard Evidence, The 13th Juror are the first 4 and they were great! They can be read as stand alones!)

    Suspense/Thriller (yea…that’s a genre?)
    Smash Cut , Smoke Screen, Stand Off, Envy, Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown

    See Jane Run, Tell Me No Secrets, Good Intentions, Lost, Don’t Cry Now by Joy Fielding

    Alex Cross series by James Patterson (Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, Jack and Jill, Cat and Mouse to start….lol)

    Cozy Mystery
    Maternal Instincts series- Bundle of Trouble, and Motherhood is Murder by Diana Orgain

  6. Julie H

    What a great giveaway!
    I second the Bury Your Dead idea, it’s one of the best books I read this year. Also, James R. Benn writes a WWII mystery series featuring Billy Boyle. Rag and Bone just came out this fall and would be great for any WWII fan.

  7. Nathalia Monteiro

    I like Jaws, by Peter Benchley! Kinda old, kinda forgotten, but I think it’s better than the movie! :)


  8. DarcyO

    I recommend Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle. It’s a great cozy mystery.

  9. Theresa

    What a great giveaway!!

    A Very Private Grave (The Monastery Murders) by Donna Fletcher Crow was a fantastic read. It would be perfect for a holiday gift.

  10. Ron

    Dennis Lehane’s, Moonlight Mile is a sure winner. I also concur on the vote for Louise Penny’s, Bury Your Dead.

  11. Jamie

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for sure!

    I RTed your tweet (@brokeandbookish)

    brokeandbookish (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Chrizette

    I would suggest an oldie “Life as we knew it” by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I loved this book!!


  13. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}

    I would suggest The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  14. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}

    Linked the giveaway in sidebar, More Giveaways

  15. Png



    deception point by Dan Brown?


  16. Stacie

    I liked the Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

  17. debp

    I would suggest my lost daughter by nancy taylor rosenberg.
    [email protected]

  18. Melanie

    I would suggest Tana French’s In the Woods. It’s incredibly well-written, keeps you on your toes, and has one of my favorite elements–an unreliable narrator.

  19. Victoria Zumbrum

    I would suggest the Bride Collector by Ted Dekker or any of the James Patterson books. Please enter me in contest. [email protected]

  20. Lori Hedgpeth (Psychotic State Book Reviews)

    Terrific contest, Debbie!

    I would suggest “Buying Time” by Pamela Samuels Young (absolutely fantastic legal thriller), “The Last Surgeon” by Michael Palmer and “Pretty Little Things” by Jilliane Hoffman.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    [email protected]

  21. Janel White

    I would suggest “Eye of the Red Tsar” by Sam Eastland or a recent book of David Baldacci.

  22. iubookgirl

    I would recommend Darling Jim by Christian Moerk and the Stieg Larsson series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I sent a tweet

  23. Brittany

    “10 Little Indians” by Agatha Christie. Classic.

  24. karenk

    i highly recommend ‘salty like blood’ by harry kraus.

  25. Ann

    Anything by Ian Rankin or Christopher Fowler. Or for cozies, Kate Collins – Flower Shop Mysteries or Cleo Coyle and the Coffeehouse mysteries.

    Thanks! summergal05(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. Elizabeth

    SLAY RIDE and HELL FOR THE HOLIDAYS, both by Chris Grabenstein.

  27. Virginia C

    “Still Missing” by Chevy Stevens is an unforgettable thriller!

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  28. Carol M

    What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman is really good!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  29. Pam S

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  30. Pam S

    Sorry it submitted accidentally before I finised my post!

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larrson

    pams00 @

  31. Brooks

    The last thriller I read was the latest by John Grisham – The Confession. I’m a sucker for Grisham!

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  33. Bethie

    I would suggest the Lily Bard series by Charlaine Harris.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  34. Laura H.

    I would recommend “Murder on Astor Place” by Victoria Thompson. This is the first in the series “The Gaslight Mysteries”.


  35. Laura H.

    Tweeted giveaway:!/MamaHendo3/status/27654670300


  36. Donna S

    I would suggest The Beach House and Beach Road by James Patterson.

    Tweeted -!/DonnaS1/statuses/27696293192

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  37. Shy

    I think Stieg Larsen’s Millennium series would be a perfect gift.




  38. Darlyn

    Dont blink by James patterson. or the 9th judgment by james patterson.



  39. Spav

    I would sugest Along Came a Spider by James Patterson.



  40. KindleObsessed

    I would suggest “Envy” by Sandra Brown or “The Red Church” by Scott Nicholson. Both fantastic in VERY different ways. :)

    [email protected]

  41. Scoot

    I like Angels & Demons by Dan Brown! Thanks! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

  42. Llehn

    A Matter of Honor – Jeffrey Archer.


  43. Pam R

    Loved, loved, loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson. I was avoiding reading them because the size of the first was rather daunting, but once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down!

  44. Mona


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  45. Gwen

    I just finished up The Lucifer Code by Charles Brokaw and really liked it.

  46. Rachel

    “Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith. It’s always my go-to recommendation when someone tells me they’re looking for a well-written thriller with real substance.

  47. Christine

    The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson! Seriously, if you haven’t read it, you’re missing out. :)

    [email protected]

  48. Carol Thompson

    Seeing everybody is talking about Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, I suggest they try Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo.

    Redbreast was the last of his I read.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T( International)

  49. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    The Stieg Larsson books have already been mentioned, and deservedly so. Right now I am reading an ARE Of Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane; it’s out in November and should be on the list as well!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  50. Chrizette

    What about the “Odd Thomas” series by Dean Koontz. The first one is excellent.

    ~Chrizette (international)

  51. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    Added to my linky here:


  52. Irina Andrei

    I’d recommend ‘Deception Point’, by Dan Brown. It’s my favorite Brown book (though I still haven’t read ‘The Lost Symbol’, and I hear it’s really great as well).
    My e-mail is [email protected]


  53. Aik

    I’d recommend 7th Heaven (The Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson!

  54. Aik

    I tweeted:

  55. Steve Capell

    I recently finished Lee Child’s novel 61 hours and it is fantastic.

  56. Mark Freeburg

    I would love to enter your contest. I can highly recommend, “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn. “The City and the City” by China Mieville and “The Guards” by Ken Bruen.

  57. Anita Yancey

    I really enjoyed reading this book, Find Me by Carol O’Connell. It will really keep you guessing. Please enter me. Thanks!

  58. Depression Treatment ·

    I always love the novels of John Grisham, they are full of suspense and surprises “”

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