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Friday, November 27, 2009

Hachette Book Giveaway - Seventh Heaven - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro


7th Heaven

By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group. I have five copies of Seventh Heaven to give away.

Description:
The Women's Murder Club faces not one-but two-terrifying cases that may tear it apart. The teenage son of California's ex-governor has mysteriously vanished-and the pressure on Detective Lindsay Boxer to find him is overwhelming. When she finally does get a lead, it's devastating. At the same time, Lindsay and her partner, Rich Conklin, must investigate mysterious fires that are destroying some of San Francisco's most beautiful homes-and leaving their owners dead in the debris. But when Lindsay enlists her friends in the Women's Murder Club to help uncover the arsonist, the blazes suddenly rage much too close to home .
Category:FICTION, SUSPENSE & THRILLERS
Format:MASS MARKET
Publish Date:12/1/2009
Price:$7.99/$9.99
ISBN:9780446536240
Pages:400
Size: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"

The giveaway ends December 15th and winners will be selected by random drawing through random.org. I will announce the winners sometime after that date and send and email to you.
  • US and Canda only.
  • No P.O. Boxes and
  • I am going to say it is for 18 and over only.
  • Hachette books will send you your copy.
To enter just leave a comment with your email address. This will get you one entry. You get another entry just for following this blog. Let me know if and how you follow. Tweet, Facebook, or post about the giveaway and you get five extra entries.

Good Luck!

There is a reading group guide for this book: (click here for other book extras)



Reading Group Guide Below (May Contain Spoilers)

1. Arson is a very curious crime to commit. Why do you think someone would be drawn to this crime? Do you believe in Freud’s theory as stated in the book?

2. In your opinion, would Junie’s occupation affect her credibility in the courtroom? Should it? For example, is a lawyer or doctor a more credible defendant/witness than a garbage collector?

3. In trying Junie Moon, Yuki tried to use public sympathy for Michael Campion to turn the jury against the defendant. What do you think of that type of tactic in a trial setting?

4. Conklin suspects Chuck Hanni, the arson investigator, for actually committing the arson crimes in the book. Why do you think serial murderers would choose professions close to their crimes?

5. Junie Moon’s intelligence and self esteem are brought up by the defense as reasons why she could have given a false confession. Do you think everyone who confesses is guilty? Do you believe interrogations should be taped?

6. In Junie Moon’s trial, much of the prosecution’s case is based on spoken testimony. What is your opinion on convicting someone for murder without physical evidence, but compelling testimony?

7. The Moluccan cockatoo Peaches, formerly known as Horndog, was described as depressed when it was living in the pet store. Do you think it is possible for animals to get depressed or have psychological problems like people?

8. Joe voices his worry that Lindsay’s relationship with Rich has become more intimate than the typical office relationship. Do you think Lindsay’s relationship with Rich could lead to something inadvertently? Should she request a change of partner out of respect for her relationship with Joe? Who do you think is better suited to Lindsay?

9. Connor Campion was very controlling of Michael because he feared for his son’s life. How can modern parents set appropriate boundaries with their children in an age where kids have access to cell phones, computers and other devices that allow them to live lives fairly independent of their parents?

10. As prosecutor it is Yuki’s right to believe the Junie is guilty and her duty to try her as such. There is a moral dilemma if a prosecutor feels that a defendant could be innocent or if a defense lawyer feels their client may be guilty. How do you think defense lawyers and prosecutors reconcile these conflicts?


45 comments:

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Marjorie said...

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Janet Ruth said...

This sounds like a great book, please add my name to the list. Thanks

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penney said...

This sounds really good thanks for posting about it.
I'm a follower.
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Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Toni! Please enter me.

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Smart Cents Mom said...

I am a huge Patterson fan so count me in please! Thanks!
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Smart Cents Mom said...

I am a follower.
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Kaye said...

Hi Toni, please enter me in the drawing.

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Marilu said...

I am a big James Patterson fan. I own the previous 6 titles in the series and would love to win this one. Please enter me. Thanks
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Marilu said...

I follow via google friend connect!
thanks for the extra entry!
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Marilu said...

I posted about this giveaway on my blog. Just a short post with a link to your blog, as well as a link to this post!
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melydia said...

I'm in. melydia@hotmail.com

Lee P said...

I love reading James Patterson books, but haven't read this one yet. Thank you to you and Valerie for this nice giveaway.

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Bethie said...

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mabelilly28 said...

It's been a while since I've read a novel by Patterson, but I think I should seriously change this fact!

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BevB said...

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CherylS22 said...

James Patterson is one of my favorite authors - please count me in!
Thanks

CherylS22 said...

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gahome2mom said...

I would like to win this for my husband.


Thank you,
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Happy Holidays

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