Final Competition Results

Further to our COMPETITION #1 winners Janis Littleton from Australia and Vanda Symon from NZ, we can now announce the further following winners:

COMPETITION #2 – Jacqueline Saville, and

COMPETITION #3 – Jane Holmes, Janis Littleton and Julia Bohanna.

Congratulations to all!  Emails will follow in the week to obtain addresses to forward to HarperCollins for despatch.  Our thanks again to HarperCollins for the prizes. Continue reading


Final Reginald Hill COMPETITION #3

To win in this final week:
A – a framed promotional art work for The Stranger House
B – a signed hardback of Midnight Fugue
C – 1 of 5 packs of random Reginald Hill novels in paperback.
All you have to do:
Leave a comment here or email us at crimewritingmonth at gmail dot com.  Open worldwide.
The draw will take place on Saturday 14 July at 22:00 and in the order A, B then C.  Please state if you have a specific preference for the draw, i.e. ‘A only’ etc, ‘A and C’ etc, or ‘all’.
Many thanks again to HarperCollins, UK, for the prizes.
Winners for both this competition and competition #2 will be announced on Saturday 14 July at 22:30.

‘Celebrating Reginald Hill’ Competition #2 now open

This week we are fiendish, devilish and setting a bigger challenge!

We hope you’ve continued to read this site with great enjoyment.  For competition #2 this week we are offering 3 sets of lucky dip paperbacks with 5 paperbacks in each.  If ever the opportunity to get really stuck into reading the work of Reginald Hill came along, this is it!

Again, many thanks to HarperCollins for the provision of the prizes.

*Rules* – because we have to…

To win, you have to answer the following five questions correctly to be entered into a draw.  Your answers should be emailed to crimewritingmonth at gmail dot com.  We will acknowledge receipt of entries sent within the deadline, within 24 hours of receipt – so do get in touch if you have not heard from us as gmail’s spam filter can be very aggressive.  The deadline for this competition is midnight (UK time) on Wednesday, 27 June.   The draw will take place on Sunday 1 July and the winners will be announced in the weekly round-up post at 18:00. This competition (#1) is open to entrants worldwide.  Winners will be contacted by email for their postal addresses which will be passed on to HarperCollins for despatch.

**The Questions** – because you have to…

Answers to all of the following questions can be found on this site, mainly from posts during the past week.  We hope you will enjoy scouring around to find them. (And do remember that there is a search box on the right hand side of the main page.)

Question 1

A quote from Dalziel: ‘I sometimes think I’d as gladly have a cupcake as a woman.’  But two words are wrong in that sentence; what are the correct words?

Question 2

When making his speech at the presentation of the inaugural Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival’s Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award, who was holding Reg Hill’s trophy for him?  If you’re not from the UK, you’ll find another clue here.  (It’s the same man who hosted a rather famous event involving Reg Hill at Harrogate…)

Question 3

Name the walking dog that you can see on this page.

Question 4

In 2009 Reg Hill had still not received payment for what and from whom?

Question 5

A Cure for All Diseases was published in the US as The Price of Butcher’s Meat.   In Canada, which of the two titles was chosen for publication?

Good luck!

‘Celebrating Reginald Hill’ Competition #1 now open

We hope you’ve been reading the site with great enjoyment.  You may want to try out a novel by Reginald Hill for the first time, you might want to extend your Hill reading, or you may love to collect first editions.  In all cases we have prizes just for you.  For competition #1 we will concentrate on two of the popular books in our posts to date and thus we have the following up for grabs:

  1. 2 UK first editions of The Woodcutter (see picture above – Midnight Fugue and the poster will be offered in Competition#3)
  2. 3 UK paperbacks of The Woodcutter
  3. 5 UK paperbacks of The Stranger House.

Many thanks to HarperCollins for the provision of the prizes. Continue reading

News Alert – Competition #1

Just to let you know, the prizes for competition #1 which will run this Friday are confirmed as:

  1. 2 UK first editions of The Woodcutter (see picture below – Midnight Fugue and the poster will be offered in competition #3)
  2. 3 UK paperbacks of The Woodcutter
  3. 5 UK paperbacks of The Stranger House.

We will have questions based on what’s been featured on this site so far, so get swotting!

Thanks to HarperCollins for their generosity.