Sunday, January 17, 2016

Your Time Is Running Out

If you haven’t yet submitted your entry to The Rap Sheet’s first 2016 book-giveaway contest, be warned that there are only two days left to do so. The prizes are three copies of All Involved, Ryan Gattis’ ambitious novel about the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

For a chance at winning one of those, you need only e-mail your name and postal address to And be sure to type “All Involved Contest” in the subject line. Entries will be accepted between now and midnight tomorrow, January 18. The three winners will be chosen completely at random, and their names listed on this page the following day. (Sorry, but this particular drawing is open only to residents of the United States.)

More information about All Involved, as well as author Gattis’ write-ups on five Los Angeles-set works of crime fiction that inspired his work on this novel, can be found here.

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Meanwhile, there’s less than a week left now during which to cast your votes in The Rap Sheet’s Best Crime Fiction Cover of 2015 competition. You will find all 20 nominees here, along with a ballot on which you can make your preferences known.

At last check, the five books leading the race are (in this order): Monday’s Lie, by Jamie Mason; The Fury of Black Jaguar, by Angel Luis Colón; Scratch the Surface, by Josh K. Stevens; True Grift, by Jack Bunker; and Strings of Murder, by Oscar de Muriel.

We’ll keep the polls open only until midnight this coming Friday, January 22, after which the results will be announced.

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