Gratifying to see people continue to find that four-year-old book and it hasn't gotten old reading new thoughts on it.
The Nerd of Noir blog that turned director E.L. Katz onto his novel Small Crimes and not the terrific NPR kudos it also holds.
So here's a proposal.
Post a new review on your blog, on Goodreads or Amazon of a book by any of the St. Louis N@B event participants and let me know about it on Twitter or Face Book or in comments on this blog by next Sunday - March 26 and I'll send (five of) you a book of your choosing straight off one of my overburdened home shelves (five of you in the continental U.S. - sorry).
Regardless your honest take on the book I'll post links to your blog or review site here at Hardboiled Wonderland. Here's a helpful list of the eligible authors to cover - and yeah, anthologies they're included in count - as long as you mention their contribution specifically.
Cameron Ashley Jake Hinkson Tawny Pike
Jonathan Ashley Joseph Hirsch Robert J. Randisi
Jedidiah Ayres John Hornor Jacobs John Rector
Greg Barth Liam Jose Caleb J. Ross
Laura Benedict Tasha Kaminsky John Joseph Ryan
Pinckney Benedict David James Keaton Joe Schwartz
Frank Bill Byron Kerman Theresa Schwegel
William Boyle Matt Kindt Anthony Neil Smith
Jane Bradley Tim Lane Malachi Stone
Liam Cassidy Chris La Tray Jason Stuart
David Cirillo Clayton Lindemuth Duane Swierczynski
S. L. Coney Erik Lundy John F. D. Taff
Hilary Davidson John Lutz Dennis Tafoya
Sean Doolittle Jason Makansi Richard Thomas
Christopher J. Dupuy Matthew McBride Mark W. Tiedemann
Les Edgerton John McGoran Fred Venturini
C. J. Edwards Cort McMeel Frank Wheeler Jr.
Matthew C. Funk Kyle Minor Benjamin Whitmer
Jesus Angel Garcia Aaron Michael Morales Lavelle Wilkins-Chinn
Amanda Gowin Derek Nikitas Tim L. Williams
Kent Gowran J. David Osborne Calvin Wilson
Glenn Gray Dan O'Shea Jonathan Woods
Kevin Lynn Helmick Ande Parks Josh Woods
Gordon Highland Scott Phillips Nic Young
Exactly what kind of crap do I have to send you? I'm not gonna promise you a pristine copy, but I've got good shit to share including books by
J. I. Baker Craig Holden Walter Mosley
Josh Bazell Ryan David Jahn Stuart Neville
Laura Benedict Grant Jerkins Jim Nisbet
Lawrence Block Craig Johnson Joyce Carol Oates
Ken Bruen Denis Johnson George Pelecanos
Reed Farrel Coleman Owen Laukanen Tom Piccirilli
James Crumley Dennis Lehane John Rector
Hilary Davidson Elmore Leonard J. D. Rhoades
Garry Disher Laura Lippman Sebastian Rotella
Allen Eskens Sophie Littlefield John Joseph Ryan
Christa Faust John Lutz Theresa Schwegel
Victor Gischler Cormac McCarthy Johnny Shaw
Denise Hamilton Craig McDonald Jason Starr
Libby Fischer Hellmann John McFetridge Andrew Vachss
Carl Hiaasen Adrian McKinty Urban Waite
So if you do that kind of thing, or have thought about it... or if you just wanna get a book in the mail please participate.