Saturday, 17 August 2013

Good News, More Good News and ...

Good News
Yesterday saw the very successful launch of Someday Never Comes, the second in the D.I. Paolo Storey series. The book entered the genre charts last night and is holding its place at around number 50. I’m thrilled.

More Good News
To celebrate the launch, the publishers have set the e-book at a special price of 77p/99c for this one week only. After Friday Someday Never Comes will be on sale at the full price.

Even Better News
The first in the D.I. Paolo Storey series, Bad Moon Rising, has also been reduced in price. This is also on offer for 77p/99c. This means you can pick up both books for less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Quiz Questions – Answers and Winners
Congratulations to the following people:
Lindsay Healy – who wins an e-book copy of Someday Never Comes
Karl Jones – who wins an e-book copy of Someday Never Comes
Fiona Mcvie – who can choose from an e-book copy of Someday Never Comes or Bad Moon Rising
Ailsa Abraham – who wins an e-book copy of Bad Moon Rising

And the person who answered the most questions correctly over all five quizzes is also Ailsa Abraham. Congratulations, Ailsa, you will also receive a paperback copy of Someday Never Comes!

Here are the questions complete with answers

Quiz 1
  1. Name the programme this couple appeared in: John Thaw and Dennis Waterman? The Sweeney
  2. Who was Arthur Conan Doyle writing about when he said: `He is the Napoleon of crime`? Professor Moriaty
  3. What addiction did Friedrich Glauser, the Swiss crime writer, have? Opium

Quiz 2
  1. Name the programme this couple appeared in: Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly? Cagney And Lacey
  2. Who directed the 1989 film Crimes and Misdemeanours? Woody Allen
  3. What is the connection between a Cardboard box, and Engineer's thumb and a Greek interpreter? They are all Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. We all know about Ruth Ellis, but who was the second to last woman to be hanged in the UK? Styllou Pantopiou Christofi
  5. Who was George Joseph Smith? The brides in the bath murderer

Quiz 3
  1. Name the programme this couple appeared in: Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd? Moonlighting
  2. In the TV series of the same name, what does C. S. I. stand for? Crime Scene Investigation
  3. Which crime writer was given a 20 year sentence for armed robbery? Chester Himes
  4. Where is the modern-day location of Tyburn? Marble Arch
  5. For what was Fatty Arbuckle tried and later acquitted? Rape and murder

Quiz 4
  1. Name the programme this couple appeared in: Felicity Kendall and Pam Ferris? Rosemary and Thyme
  2. At the beginning of the novel ‘Les Miserables’ Jean Valjean had just been released from prison. What was his crime? He’d stolen a loaf of bread
  3. Which crime writer was struck down by Blackwater Fever in West Africa? Richard Austin Freeman
  4. What was special about Anne Boleyn’s execution? She was executed by sword in place of the usual axe
  5. What was William Joyce’s claim to infamy? He was the traitor Lord Haw-Haw who broadcast on behalf of the Nazis

Quiz 5
  1. Name the programme this couple appeared in: Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope? Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
  2. What was the name given to the trials of 24 Nazi leaders for war crimes in 1945? The Nuremberg Trials
  3. Which crime writer was a theatre director in East Africa? Henning Mankell
  4. What is the literal translation of Capo di tutti capi? Chief of all chiefs
  5. What was special about the trial and conviction of Robert Melias? He was the first person to be convicted on DNA evidence

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