Monday, October 11, 2010

And the winner is...

Entries closed for the fifth ever Crime Watch giveaway at 5pm on Friday night, and I made the random draw this afternoon.

As I said when this competition was launched, the prize for the lucky winner is a brand new copy of Donna Malane's very good debut crime novel SURRENDER, which was the winning manuscript for the inaugural NZSA-Pindar Publishing Prize, and was released in New Zealand last month. The competition was open globally, with the prize shipped to the winner wherever they are around the world.

We received a good number of entries for this giveaway - enough not only for me to keep running such competitions now and then, but also to give away THREE copies of the book as prizes (the publisher was impressed with all your enthusiasm, so sent me two more copies to give away here on Crime Watch in addition to the one I'd purchased to give away).

So thank you very much to everyone who entered. If you keep entering them, I will keep running such competitions. So, without further ado, the winner(s) are...

  • Fred Runk of Tucson, Arizona;
  • Zulema Seligsohn of Bronx, New York; and
  • Margot Kinberg of San Diego, California.
Congratulations to Fred, Zulema, and Margot. I hope you enjoy the book!

To everyone else, thanks so much for entering. I really appreciate all the entries. Keep your eyes peeled for more chances to win - the next competition will give away some more great New Zealand or international crime/thriller titles.


  1. Congratulations, Fred, Zulema and Margot! I hope you enjoy 'Surrender' - please do let us know what you think of Donna's novel. She'd love to hear from her first international readers!
    Many thanks to Craig for his enthusiasm and generosity - not only for 'Surrender' and Donna, but on the Crime Watch blog, which is now part of my required web reading!
    Best wishes, Mia at Pindar NZ (co-sponsors of 'Surrender')

  2. Craig - Wow!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Craig! I am so very excited :-) :-). I appreciate this very much.

  3. Craig,

    I guess my first message got lost somewhere. Thank you for holding the giveaway and for giving me another chance to read crime fiction from NZ, something not too easily found in my neighborhood.