Monday, February 23, 2009

Giveaway: THE CRIMES OF PARIS: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection by By Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

Thanks to Valerie of Hachette Books I am giving away 5 copies of this book.

Book Information:

Turn-of-the-century Paris was the beating heart of a rapidly changing world. Painters, scientists, revolutionaries, poets--all were there. But so, too, were the shadows: Paris was a violent, criminal place, its sinister alleyways the haunts of Apache gangsters and its cafes the gathering places of murderous anarchists. In 1911, it fell victim to perhaps the greatest theft of all time--the taking of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre.

Immediately, Alphonse Bertillon, a detective world-renowned for pioneering crime-scene investigation techniques, was called upon to solve the crime. And quickly the Paris police had a suspect: a young Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso....

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Here are the rules:

1. For one entry, leave a comment. Please be sure to include email address so that I can contact you if you win.

2. For a second entry, post about this giveaway on your blog and leave link to your blog post in the comments. You will also get an entry for each person who tells me that they learned about this giveaway from you.

3. For 5 more entries: Become a Follower of my blog or subscribe to my blog through Google Reader or other subscription service. If you are already a subsriber or follower you still get the five extra entries! Please do not comment that you are a follower five times! I will give you the extra entries myself. I will delete any extra entries that you make as it will just confuse me when I go to pick the winners.

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.
You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
The winner’s mailing address: NO P.O. Boxes.Only one entry per household/IP address.

This giveaway will end on Friday March 13th Midnight E.S.T.

The winners will be notified by email, so remember to include your email address in the comments! Winners must respond within three days or will be disquilified.


Please enter me! I have always been fascinated with Paris.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

I am already a subscriber.

OOoooo I love books set anywhere from the 1900-1950.. and the cover just draws you in. Thank you for entering me!

ps- I am a follower of your blog!

I'd like a chance to win. Thanks:)


I would love to win this one!

I follow too :)

I'm a follower.


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I, too, am a follower of your blog.


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I'm also following you on Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

Please count me in.
I follow.

This sounds interesting! Please enter me. Your blog is on my Google Reader.

katherineshuff (at) gmai (dot) com.

Oooooooh la la :D

Paris is my birthplace, I realy want to win this book, if not I'll buy it

Thanks for the giveaway


Oh what an interesting book!! Thanks for the giveaway! And I already subscribe to you.

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i'm already a follower

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I am a follower of your blog!


I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!


I blogged about the giveaway :

I'm following you on Blogger :

This book sounds like it will be hard to put down! I'd love a copy!

I am a follower!

I am blogging with a link to your contest on my BOOKIN' WITH BINGO blog. I HOPE people might say I sent them!

Thanks for hosting this one.

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Please count me in! I'm already a follower.



This sounds very interesting. I never knew any of this happened.

I'm not entering again with this post. Just forgot to say Bingo sent me.

I was sent over by Bingo. This looks like a very intriguing read. Thanks for the chance to enter.

I blogged about you here:

I follow you now.

Thanks for this interesting and fascinating giveaway. Looks intriguing.

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I follow your blog in Google Reader.

I've posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me, though.

Please enter me in this contest. Thanks!
grumpydan [at] netzero [dot] com

I'd like for a chance to win this, please enter me! Thanks =) lpmccann(at)

Oh, almost forgot, I'm a follower as well =)

This sounds like a really fascinating book Teddy! Thank you for hosting this Book Giveaway.
I would love to win a copy! :-)



Blogged about the contest here:

I would love to be entered to win this book!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

I subscribe to your blog via rss.
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Oh, how interesting - Picasso? Wow. I subscribe to your blog via bloglines.

teabird 17 at yahoodotcom

This looks great!

OK, I so want to be put down for this one! Thanks! Email in my profile,.

I love to read, too bad I don't have as much time to do that as I would like........oh, and Kat Bryan sent me!! 1prizewinner(at) gmail (dot) com

I'd love a chance to read this book thanks!

I'm a follower thanks!

Sounds like a very good read. I follow your blog on bloglines and it is one of my favorite blogs.

I love your blog!! I love Hachette Giveaways... Enter me. tonigomez at surewest dot net

awesome read thanks for the giveaway

The Crimes of Paris sounds great, thanks for the chance to win.

mto2golsen at gmail dot com

I am following your blog.

Hey, enter me please. This looks like a really good book. Thanks!


I'll also be blogging this on my livejournal in a minute.

It's now blogged at:


This sounds so good -- don't want to miss out! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

And, I'm a follower!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

I really want to read this book - enter me in please

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Thanks so much,
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I also follow you.

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I've become a follower of your blog. Thanks!

Shoot, I'm going to enter for this one-it does sound intriguing. I'm already a follower and I'll post this in my sidebar. Thanks Teddy!
bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

I would love a chance to win!




I am a follower.


Wow, lots of entries! Please enter me. :)

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

I'm already a follower. :)

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Please enter me!


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Please include me in your drawing. I am a follower.

I am fascinated with books of Paris, please include me in your drawing.

I am a follower.

I blogged about it here:

Great giveaway!

niteswimming (at) gmail (dot) (com)

ooh looks good:)

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

oh, true stories are great. Paris is great. Please enter me.

yourstrulee at sasktel dot net

I'd like to enter.

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

I'm following you

nhertel85 AT yahoo DOT com

that sounds sooo interesting would love to be entered!

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Sounds like a great book. Please count me in. Thank you so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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yay I am in love with Paris, please count me in!

I am also a new follower!

lovejessicamarie AT gmail DOT com

This book sounds very interesting.

always up for a mystery. I am Lindy girlgood at

Please enter me

Count me in, Teddy. Sounds like a fascinating read.

I think this one sounds fasctinating. I would love to be entered.

I am a follower.

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i love true stories and paris and reading books. can there be a better combination? pls enter me. i am subscribing to you and following you.

oh is my email.

I want to go to Paris! by book anyway. Please enter me in the drawing


I am a follower


What a fascinating read! aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

I would love to read this one! Please enter me, missporkchop AT yahoo DOT com.

I blogged about the contest here and I follow your blog through Bloglines.

I'd love to get my hands on this book. Reminds me of the modern theft from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Thanks to everyone who entered! Good Luck!

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