Before you take off on this long holiday weekend, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Spring Mystery Announcements webcast, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00–1:00 PM PT. Our moderator is LJ‘s mystery columnist Terry Jacobsen, and presenters include Soho Crime, Oceanview Publishing, Titan Books’s Hard Case Crime line, and Severn House and its Crème de la Crime imprint. Click here to register.
As a fun sidenote to the webcast, Soho Press is running its first ever sweepstakes contest: Win a Killer Trip to Paris with Cara Black. To promote Black’s forthcoming Murder Below Montparnasse, out March 5, the press is partnering with a San Francisco travel agency to send one lucky winner on a tour of the City of Lights October 15-22. The author herself will guide the winner and 15 fellow travelers to the same under-the-radar spots frequented by her sleuth Aimée Leduc. Interested readers can get entry forms inside the limited signed first edition of Murder Below Montparnasse, in the ebook edition, and for free at participating libraries and bookstores. For more details, see www.parisformurder.com. Bonne chance!