The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos: Giveaway (7/13) CLOSED

Monday, June 22, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
From Publishers Weekly:
Pelecanos (Drama City) delivers a dignified, character-driven epic that succeeds as both literary novel and page-turner. In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight.

Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society.


The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of The Night Gardener!

To enter, please leave a comment below. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address if not visible in your blogger profile.

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  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did.
The deadline to enter is July 13, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

144 comments:

  1. fredamans said...

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  2. Terra H. said...

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  11. Shelly said...

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  12. Shelly said...

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  16. Shelly said...

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  20. Barb said...

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  29. catss99 said...

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  30. catss99 said...

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  31. catss99 said...

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  32. catss99 said...

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  33. catss99 said...

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  34. catss99 said...

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  36. Patti said...

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  37. Patti said...

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  38. Patti said...

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  39. Patti said...

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  40. Carol said...

    I enjoy his books! Thank you for the chance to win this one!
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  41. Carol said...

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  46. Anita Yancey said...

    I just enjoyed reading Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich.
    The Night Gardener sounds good. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  47. Anita Yancey said...

    I am a subscriber!

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  48. Anita Yancey said...

    I entered your giveaway for Julie & Julia.

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  49. Sammie said...

    I would love to be entered in to your Night Gardener giveaway.

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  50. Sammie said...

    The last book I read was Nickel and Dimed, a must read for everyone I think.


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  51. Sammie said...

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  52. Sammie said...

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  53. Sammie said...

    I have entered many of your giveaways, Night Gardener and Bobbi Brown were the last two.

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  54. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  55. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  56. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  58. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  59. Upper West Side Writer said...

    I Tweeted about the contest:

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  60. Upper West Side Writer said...

    I entered your Julie and Julia (among others!) giveaway--double thanks!

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  61. Just Another Hofeling said...

    Definitely sounds like a book I would pick up to read.

  62. Just Another Hofeling said...

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  66. afineday said...

    This is one of the books I'm planning on picking up next time I'm at Borders. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  67. afineday said...
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  68. afineday said...

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  69. afineday said...

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  70. afineday said...

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  71. Sylvia said...

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  72. Jackie B. said...

    Put my name in the hat for this one.

  73. Jackie B. said...

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  74. Jackie B. said...

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  75. Jackie B. said...

    I also entered the Julia and Julia giveaway.

  76. amanda said...

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  77. amanda said...

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  78. amanda said...

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  79. amanda said...

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  80. amanda said...

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  81. amanda said...

    I entered to win Off Season.

  82. Marjorie said...

    I subscribe to your emails.
    I would love to win this book, I hear it is a real winner.
    I have just finished reading
    Still Life by Joy Fielding and
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  83. Marjorie said...

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  84. Marjorie said...

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  85. Vmichelle said...

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  89. Vmichelle said...

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  91. Ammie said...

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  92. Ammie said...

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  93. Ammie said...

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  95. Ammie said...

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  97. Nancy said...

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  98. Nancy said...

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  99. Nancy said...

    I also entered your Julie & Julia giveaway.

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  100. Carolyn said...

    This sounds like another great book. I would love the chance to win.
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  101. Carolyn said...

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  102. Carolyn said...

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  103. Carolyn said...

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  106. Carolyn said...

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  107. LoveMyCoffee said...

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  108. JamericanSpice said...

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  109. Julie said...

    My husband and I might have to fight over who reads this book first lol

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  112. Julie said...

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  113. jbafaith said...

    Sounds like a scary and good to read story.

  114. jbafaith said...

    I last read Breaking Dawn

  115. jbafaith said...

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  116. jbafaith said...

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  117. jbafaith said...

    I entered other contests here

  118. catss99 said...

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  119. throuthehaze said...

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  120. throuthehaze said...

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  127. throuthehaze said...

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  128. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  129. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  130. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  132. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  133. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  138. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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  139. Darcy said...

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  140. Darcy said...

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  141. Darcy said...

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  142. Darcy said...

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  144. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

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