Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ellery's Mystery Cozy Contest - New Year's Edition

Hosted By Ellery Adams

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! 

65 comments:

Gram said...

John Buchan - ?The Thirty-Nine Steps?

Nancy said...

Gram is right. The book is The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan. Happy New Year!

BusyMom (aka Shawn) said...

The Thirty-nine Steps; By John Buchan :)

Elaine N. said...

"The Thirty-nine Steps" by John Buchan

Dianne B. said...

The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan

Nancy Wolter said...

Yep, John Buchan wrote The Thirty Nine Steps. Good book!

Harbinger said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan which was the first Richard Hannay novel.

Rebecca said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.

Anonymous said...

"Thirty Nine Steps" by John Buchan

Anonymous said...

The Thirty Nine Steps...by John Buchan...oooooooo, Happy New Year...Georgette

lkleback said...

John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps. lkleback@hotmail.com

Deb Forbes said...

I think it is The THIRTY NINE STEPS by John Buchan

Annette N said...

The Thirty Nine Steps - John Buchan - and a wonderful Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Robert Donat and Madeline Carroll.

Shelley Giusti said...

The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan shelleyreadsandreviews40@yahoo.com

cyn209 said...

The 39 Steps by John Buchan.........

Elaine Klingbeil said...

The 39 Steps by John Buchan. Happy New Year!

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Connie Correll said...

Right along with the others, The 39 Steps!

Lisa Kay said...

Wow, The 39 Steps by John Burchan. I haven't thought of that in a long time.

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Kuzlin said...

The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan

Gemüse-Gemurmel said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps - novel by the Scottish author John Buchan.
Happy New Year!
Angela

Linda Rima said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.

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Renee W said...

The librarian in me had to do some fact-checking and confirmed that yes! It is The 39 Steps by John Buchan. Thanks for the fun. rencw@verizon.net

Daniele K said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by Buchan.

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Kathy Gonzales said...

I believe it is The Thirty -Nine Steps by author John Buchan
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Booklady said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. I think I'll download the free book on Kindle and re-read it.

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Michelle Grogan said...

Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan

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Kiy said...

Yes, The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. Which reminds me that I need to reread this, it's been years.

Robyn K said...

John Buchan The Thirty-Nine Steps. Happy New Year! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

oneponychick66 said...

John Buchan The Thirty Nine Steps
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Robin Driscoll said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Kathleen said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. gaelicfairieATgmail.

Kaye said...

John Buchan's The Thirty- Nine Steps.

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Trin's Mega said...

The Thirty-nine Steps; By John Buchan

Miss Merry said...

The Thirty-nine steps by John Buchan!

Karen B said...

The Thirty-nine Steps - John Buchan.
Happy New Year!

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Lynn R said...

The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan - great book!!

Barbara T. said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps. I wonder if that is in Hitchcock's movie.

Anonymous said...

The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan. Happy New Year Ellery!

Melody Gonser said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. Thank you for giveaway.
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SandyG265 said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchanan.

Pam said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan
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Sue Farrell said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
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Anonymous said...

The Thirty-nine Steps by Buchan. Happy New Year!

Rebecca Prazak said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

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Dotty Kelley said...

I just recently read this one. It's The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan.

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Melodie Stickrath said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

epicurious erin said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps. John Buchan

Allison said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Bernie Sammon said...

Who am I to disagree with The thirty-Nine steps. Particularly with Robert Powell (sigh) as Richard Hannay in the TV series.

Andrea Stoeckel said...

John Buchan's Thirty Nine Steps

Margo Bittner said...

Thirty Nine Steps, John Buchan

StephanieHobrock said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Dawn said...

The Thirty Nine Steps, John Buchan

Melanie Backus said...

These words come from The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan

holdenj said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps, by Buchan. First time I tried to read it after seeing the movie as a kid.

Melissa Schones said...

The Thirty-nine steps by John Buchan

Debra Woloson said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Linda Kish said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
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judy hoyt said...

The thirty-nine steps by john Buchan. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Melissa Schones said...

The Thirty-nine steps by John Buchan

lavendersbluegreen said...

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. Lovely giveaway, thank-you. lavendersbluegreen@yahoo.com

Jen Frederick said...

The thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan.
Thanks for the chance.

Ellery Adams said...

Congrats, Becky! You're my winner! Happy New Year, everyone and thanks for playing!

JKW said...

Good grief, an ancestor . . Is it still available to purchase so I can read it? Blessings, Janet