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Win a Box of Mystery Novels (Ends April 13)

Posted by Writing PIs on April 6, 2019

Love mystery novels? Private eye tales? Amateur detective whodunits (AKA cozies)? Enter the Box o’ Mystery Books Giveaway! Most novels are hardcover, from different publishers and writers, either released in 2018 or 2017. Winner can request one genre (such as private eye) or a mix of genres.

When: April 6 – 13, 2019 (ends at midnight April 13)

How to Enter: Click Box o’ Mystery Books Giveaway

The fine print: Your email address will only be used for this giveaway and never shared with others. Follow @writingpis on Twitter for an extra point. Winner will be randomly selected & notified by April 17. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years old. Due to mailing restrictions, entrants must be residents of U.S. Good luck!

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Book Giveaway for Gums Gams Gumshoes 8-year-blogiversary

Posted by Writing PIs on June 9, 2017

Thank you, readers, for visiting us over the last 8 years!

A lot’s happened since 2009, from Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes getting tapped twice by the American Library Association’s Booklist site as its “Web Crush of the Week” during Mystery Month (2011 & 2014), to teaching courses to fiction writers at national conferences, to writing a handful of nonfiction books about private investigations and the law.

Blogiversary Book Giveaway

Click on book cover to go to Amazon page

To celebrate our 8-year blogiversary, we’re giving away 8 copies of How Do Private Eyes Do That?, a nonfiction book written by one of the Writing PIs, Colleen Collins.

Click Here to Enter

“A must-have for any writer serious about crafting authentic private eyes. Collins knows her stuff.” ~Lori Wilde, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

It’s an Amazon ebook, but you don’t need a Kindle to read it. Amazon provides a free, easy-to-download app that makes the book readable on a variety of platforms, from your browser to your computer (PC or MAC), even your smartphone.

Giveaway ends Jun 24, 2017 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. No purchase necessary.

Have a great weekend, Writing PIs

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