Kat over at Wiredset has graciously offered me two copies of Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark to giveaway. Isn't that great? I haven't read the book yet, but I have read other ones and loved them. This one looks great!
When death shatters the serenity of the exclusive moneyed enclave of Tuxedo Park, New York, Eliza Blake, cohost of the country's premier morning television show KEY to America, is on the scene. While attending a lavish gala at her friends' newly renovated estate, Pentimento, Eliza's host is found dead—a grotesque suicide that is the first act in a macabre and intricately conceived plan to expose the sins of the past involving some of the town's most revered citizens.
Determined to find out the truth, Eliza and her KEY News colleagues—producer Annabelle Murphy, cameraman B.J. D'Elia, and psychiatrist Margo Gonzalez—discover that Pentimento holds the key. Nestled in the park's sprawling architectural masterpieces, picturesque gardeners' cottages, and lush, rolling landscape, the glorious mansion is actually a giant "puzzle house," filled with ingenious clues hidden in its fireplaces, fountains, and frescoes that lead them from one suspicious locale to another—and, one by one, to the victims of a fiendish killer.
As Pentimento gives up its secrets, it becomes clear that no amount of wealth or privilege will keep the residents of Tuxedo Park safe. But just when Eliza unearths one final surprise, she comes face-to-face with a murderer who believes that some puzzles should never be solved.
Trailer for Dying for Mercy:
About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark has written 12 novels, all set in the high stakes world of broadcast journalism. She worked at CBS News headquarters in New York City for three decades, her experience there leading her to create KEY, a fictional television network. What her characters can get involved in as they cover their assignments is as varied as the stories on the morning or evening news. Her media thrillers are published in 22 languages.
Fast-moving, unpredictable, and always changing, the television news world offers a never-ending stream of ideas for Clark’s books. Her writing style has been described as “clear and speedy.” Influenced by years of writing television news stories, where every second counts, she gets right to the action in her suspense novels, in which every word is a clue.
The daughter of a FBI agent, Clark grew up in Westwood, New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two grown children and lives in New Jersey and Florida. She spends her time researching her next novel, writing, concocting new plots while walking the beach, decorating ,and supporting causes close to her heart, including research for a cure or treatment for fragile X syndrome.
To be entered in the draw, send me an email at mparke[at]mts[dot]net with the following:
1) Your Full Name. [I'll ask for your mailing address if you win.]
2) The answers to these three questions:
3) A sentence or two about why you want to read this particular book.a) What's the name of the protagonist in "Close to You" and "When Day Breaks"?
b) Her biography says that "Mary support causes close to her heart, including research for a cure or treatment for fragile X syndrome" There's a specific reason why Mary is intereted in Fragile X syndrome. What is it?
c) Who is Mary Jane Clark's former mother-in-law?
All entries must include these three (3) elements.
The draw is open until midnight (CDT) August 12, 2009. At time, I'll pick two winners from the qualifying entries. Winners will have three days to supply their mailing address. After I've received the addresses, I'll forward them to Kat who will then ship out the books.