Hi All--After being pretty much out of action for the past 2 weeks--note with details on the mailing list later this morning--I am working my way through all of the "Northern Lights" posts looking for meaty comments. Y'all really do need to remember to keep the subject lines matching the content of the posts. and with 350 messages posted so far this month... As groups go, we may be small, but we are talkative!!
The winner of last month's critique contest is--drum roll, please--Opal! I'll be in touch to see which prize you want. They included 2 hardcover titles from the Amelia Peabody series, the unabridged CD version of Judge & Jury by James Patterson, the 4th and most recent Maisy Dobbs book, Messenger of Truth, and Julie Garwood's Slow Burn.
The official discussion of Northern Lights is now open, and will continue until March 5! I don't have all of the prizes collected yet, but they will include a pristine hardcover copy of Cornelia Read's A Field of Darkness, just nominated for an Edgar for best first mystery novel by an American author published in 2006. This is a terrific book, and it is at the top of my personal list for best reads of the year. I'll post the complete prize list in a couple of days.