Friday, April 24, 2009

Giveaway: The Crimes of Paris by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

From the back cover:

A chronicle of the most spectacular crimes of Belle Epoque Paris -- including the theft of the Mona Lisa -- and the detective who used science to try to solve them.

Turn-of-the-century Paris was the beating heart of a rapidly changing world. Painters, scientists, revolutionaries, poets -- all were there. But so, too, were the shadows: Paris was a violent, criminal place, its sinister alleyways the haunts of "Apache" gangsters and its cafes the gathering places of murderous anarchists. In 1911, it fell victim to perhaps the greatest theft of all time: the taking of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. Immediately, Alphonse Bertillon, a detective world renowned for pioneering crime-scene investigation techniques, was called upon to solve the crime. And quickly the Paris police had a suspect: a young Spanish artist who called himself Pablo Picasso...

I received a copy of The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler from Hachette Book Group. I don't normally read non-fiction like this, but I'm intrigued and I can't wait to read it.

Hachette is generously offering 5 copies of The Crimes of Paris to my readers. To enter, please leave a comment on this post and an email address. If I don't have a way to contact you if you win, you won't be entered. Since the publisher is handling the shipping, this giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada addresses only, no P.O. boxes.

The giveaway will run until Friday, May 1, at 11:59 pm EST.

65 comments:

Serena said...

i would love to be entered into this giveaway...I've read a few reviews of this one and am intrigued.

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Eva Rosa said...

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Bridget said...

No need to enter me. Just posted on Win A Book.

Rachel said...

I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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NotNessie said...

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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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Stephen said...

Enter me please, been hearing a lot about this one but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

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Beth said...

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Jake said...

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Marie said...

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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kalea_kane said...

I would love to win this book. I have heard a lot about it. Please enter me too. :) Thanks!

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summer said...

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Sandy Nawrot said...

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Lisa said...

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Cheryl S. said...

I'm intrigued by the theft of the Mona Lisa.

Please count me in - Thanks!
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Barb said...

I love to read nonfiction stories of true crimes. So this book intrigues me. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks for hosting it .

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Dawn M. said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book lately and it sounds really interesting. Please enter me. :0)

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Holly said...

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Kaye said...

I'll never get to Paris but reading about it is almost as good. Please enter me in the drawing.

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mindy said...

sounds intriguing thanks for the giveaway

Laura said...

I'm trying to read more non-fiction and this sounds pretty intriguing! I'd love to be entered--lbforney at yahoo dot com --Thanks!

Amber said...

The reviews for this are all great, so I would love to win!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Paula said...

Thanks for having the giveaway. This sounds like a really good read.

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Belle said...

This one sounds like a great read!

Jennifer said...

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Toni said...

Hi,
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I keep trying to win this book!

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Jessica said...

I would love to win!

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Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I would love to read this. I love non-fiction crime books, and haven't read nearly enough about Paris.

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Caitlin said...

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Thanks!

cstironkat said...

I like true crime. I always wonder what goes on in the heads of the perps.

BUSY BEE said...

I have read interesting reviews of this book. Mostly favorable...

I would love to have the chance to win this!

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Sandra K321 said...

I love historical fiction and this is one of the books that is on my list of books I want to read. I just finished reading Devil in the White City which is a similar type of book about Chicago during the World Exposition of 1893.
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Nicole said...

Interesting idea for non-fiction. It sounds like it could make a good novel, too. I think my husband would enjoy this one, so enter me please!

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Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

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Miranda said...

Looks like a great read :)

A Stationary Addict said...

Would be a fantastic read! I'm looking for some good reads to add to my spring & summer reading piles!

Here is my email:

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Thanks!!

lilbabypug said...

I'd like very much to read this. please enter me in your giveaway.

Susan said...

I'd love to read this. Thanks!

Brooke said...

Have heard and read great reviews about this book... It's on my TBR list also because of the reviews

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Nickolay said...

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ellie said...

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Valerie said...

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Molly said...

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Julie said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, I would love a chance to win!
Cheers,
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Wanda said...

I'd love to win this book! Looks awesome!

Belinda said...

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Alicia said...

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a real librarian said...

Looks like a great read!!

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wendy said...

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Pamela S said...

Sounds like an interesting true story mystery. Thanks.


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Deedles said...

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Tiffany819 said...

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Anna said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. I'll be announcing the winners soon.