I have 2 copies of the book to give away, here are the rules.

  1. Giveaway is open to everyone.
  2. Giveaway starts now and runs to August 14, 2009.
  3. Winners will NOT be notified by e-mail, please check back here after the 14th to see if you have won. If I have not been contacted by the winners by Monday, August 17th, I will draw new names.
  4. To enter post a comment saying you’d like to enter
  5. For a second entry, tell me why you want to read this book.

If you don’t want to wait to win the book, click on the purple button to purchase the book RIGHT NOW!!

Book Description:

When death shatters the serenity of the exclusive moneyed enclave of Tuxedo Park, New York, Eliza Blake, cohost of the country’s premier morning television show KEY to America, is on the scene. While attending a lavish gala at her friends’ newly renovated estate, Pentimento, Eliza’s host is found dead—a grotesque suicide that is the first act in a macabre and intricately conceived plan to expose the sins of the past involving some of the town’s most revered citizens.

Determined to find out the truth, Eliza and her KEY News colleagues—producer Annabelle Murphy, cameraman B.J. D’Elia, and psychiatrist Margo Gonzalez—discover that Pentimento holds the key. Nestled in the park’s sprawling architectural masterpieces, picturesque gardeners’ cottages, and lush, rolling landscape, the glorious mansion is actually a giant “puzzle house,” filled with ingenious clues hidden in its fireplaces, fountains, and frescoes that lead them from one suspicious locale to another—and, one by one, to the victims of a fiendish killer.

As Pentimento gives up its secrets, it becomes clear that no amount of wealth or privilege will keep the residents of Tuxedo Park safe. But just when Eliza unearths one final surprise, she comes face-to-face with a murderer who believes that some puzzles should never be solved.

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About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark has written 12 novels, all set in the high stakes world of broadcast journalism. She worked at CBS News headquarters in New York City for three decades, her experience there leading her to create KEY, a fictional television network. What her characters can get involved in as they cover their assignments is as varied as the stories on the morning or evening news. Her media thrillers are published in 22 languages.

Fast-moving, unpredictable, and always changing, the television news world offers a never-ending stream of ideas for Clark’s books. Her writing style has been described as “clear and speedy.” Influenced by years of writing television news stories, where every second counts, she gets right to the action in her suspense novels, in which every word is a clue.

The daughter of a FBI agent, Clark grew up in Westwood, New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two grown children and lives in New Jersey and Florida. She spends her time researching her next novel, writing, concocting new plots while walking the beach, decorating ,and supporting causes close to her heart, including research for a cure or treatment for fragile X syndrome.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

31 responses

  1. Bella Foxx says:

    The contest is now closed. I will be posting the winners names in a few hours.

  2. Kaye says:

    Wow, I thought ed retired. Anyway talk about a last minute entry. Please include me in the drawing. I just saw this on bookblogs.ning.


  3. Mil says:

    I’m in for the draw!

  4. Susy says:

    I will try my luck!
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  5. Caty says:

    catarina.magoito AT gmail DOT com
    Such a great opportunity!

  6. Jafantunes says:

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  7. MariaD says:

    Count me in!
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  8. Edu Chico says:

    I would like to read this book because Mary
    H. Clark is a great author.
    But, besides that, because it has such a fascinating cover!
    It’s like a scene from a Hitchcock movie (Psycho anyone?).
    It’s amazing!

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  9. Edu Chico says:

    Count me in!
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  10. holdenj says:

    And two, I want to read this because I interned in a newsroom and like the idea of media thrillers!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com


  11. holdenj says:

    For one, please enter me!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Anonymous says:

    for second entry..I would love to read this book because I have been hearing good things about it. Sounds like it will keep me on the edge of my seat.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com


  13. Anonymous says:

    for one entry…I really want to win this book.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com


  14. Mystica says:

    I havent read this author as yet but would love to try.

    Thank you for your generosity.


  15. Aik says:

    I’d like to read this book because an important element is present : suspense. I’ve never had the chance to read a book by Mary Jane Clark, so I hope I win this time.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  16. Aik says:

    I’d like to enter this contest. Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  17. Strangelove says:

    I would like to read this book because it reminds me of the kind of plot Agatha Christie would present to her readers and I am a huge fan of hers!

  18. Strangelove says:

    Do count me in.

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  19. Strangelove says:

    Do count me in!

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  20. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t read a book by Mary Jane Clark for a while…would love the opportunity to read this one.

    karen k

  21. Anonymous says:

    Please enter me in your giveaway. thanks.

    karen k

  22. Anita Yancey says:

    I would like to read this book, because I love murder mysteries. They are my favorite books to read. Plus I really like this author’s style of writing. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  23. Anita Yancey says:

    I would like to be entered to win this book. Thanks!


  24. austenfan says:

    I’d love to be entered!

    I want to read this book since I I haven’t read a book by Mary Jane Clark yet but I sort of love thrillers so I think I’d like this book. 🙂

  25. janetfaye says:

    Please enter me.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Wanda says:

    I want to read this book simply because the cover begs me to read it. The book just looks interesting.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. Wanda says:

    Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. Debbie F says:

    Please include me! I would love to read this one
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  29. Jenny N. says:

    I would love to win this book. I have another book by Mary Jane Clark called “Hide Yourself away” and I really enjoyed it so am looking forward to reading other novels from her.


  30. Sue says:

    I’d love a chance to win. Thanks for the giveaway~

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  31. Debs Desk says:

    Please include me in your giveaway.