It's the first of the month! And in this case, the first day of the year. Happy New Year to all of our reader friends!
Since this is a holiday and it's the Year 2015, I'm giving you a chance to win an e-gift card for $20.15 to the bookstore of your choice.
This is how it works: I post a few lines from a mystery. Usually, it's a cozy, but not this month. This month, the mystery is a thriller/suspense novel. You post the title and author in the comment section. Then, I'll draw a random name from the winning guesses and post that person's name on this page and on Facebook by 10 p.m. on January 2nd.
Okay, here we go! Here are the lines from this month's mystery:
"'Richard Hannay,' I kept telling myself, 'you have got into the wrong ditch, my friend, and you had better climb out."
Ellery's helpful hint - This "book" began as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine and was published in book form in Scotland later in that same year. The Year 1915. That's why I chose it. 100 years ago, this famous story was born. Good luck!