Monday, August 17, 2009

Giveaway of Limited Edition Libby Fischer Hellmann Short Story

Remember this review of Doubleback I posted last Wednesday?

You might also recall that I mentioned in the comments after the review that I might have a surprise this week regarding the book and its two main characters.

Well, here goes: Libby Fischer Hellmann has very graciously provided me with several copies of a specially written, limited edition short story in which PI Georgia Davis and video producer Ellie Foreman meet for the first time. Fans of Hellmann's novels will know that the two women are featured in novels of their own and, most recently, in a new novel that sees them working together for the second time.

The short story is in the form of a little 15-page paperback and each copy is numbered to indicate its place in the limited edition. I'll be honest - I received four copies of the story (numbers 31-34) but I am only giving away three of them as prizes. This time I can't resist keeping one for my own collection.

I really want the three giveaway copies to go to the readers who will most appreciate them. All you need to do is post a comment to this announcement telling me why you want one of the three copies Libby is allowing me to give away here on Book Chase. I will judge strictly on what I perceive your level of interest to be and, if I end up with more than three entries in a tie, I will use my magic random number generator to break the tie.

Don't be intimidated or embarrassed about expressing yourselves. I don't want to discourage any entries; I only want to place these stories in "good homes." (That last bit is another of my lame attempts at making a joke - sorry about that.)


  1. Well, I can't claim any prior knowledge of the series, but your review has me interested in starting in on it, so this would be the optimal introduction!!!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Well, I am always a fan of strong female characters in fiction (and real life!), but I must admit I haven't read any of Hellmann's works before. What I've read has piqued my interest, but if there are some more die hard fans who beg for one of the limited edition copies I won't be hurt if I'm passed over!

  3. I've have 2 reasons for being interested in the book, both of them selfish. :)

    First, I was intrigued by the "Doubleback" review and plan on finding a copy to read for myself, so if this story is a tie-in or just more information on the chracters, etc., I love that kind of stuff. I like getting a better understanding of what I'm reading, especially of the characters. Plus, I really like having all the "pieces" involved when I have a series.

    Second reason - I like having the hard-to-finds, the limited editions, the special books that not everyone else in the world is going to have also. Don't know why really, but I do!