The Blue Religion

On May 23 we’re doing a TGIF giveaway of The Blue Religion, the new mystery anthology edited by Michael Connelly and published by the Mystery Writers of America. Included is “The Fool,” by yours truly, in which an old friend from the second Kate Martinelli novel makes his reappearance.

We’ll give signed hardbacks to:

A newsletter member
A blog member
A member of the LRK Virtual Book Club
An active VBC member (who has posted since March)
A member of the Laurie Loves Libraries List*

*You can add your library to the LLL List by emailing us ( its name and address. Libraries that were entered in the March and April drawings are already on the list, so you don’t need to send those again.

Also, personalized, signed ARCs of The Blue Religion will go to three winners drawn from each of the following lists:

LRK’s Facebook page friends
Mary Russell’s myspace friends

In other words, the more LRK lists your name is on, the more chances you have to win (although only once, so don’t be greedy.)

You can sign up for the various web lists here .

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  1. LaideeMarjorie on May 21, 2008 at 8:57 am


    Thanks again for your generousity (and vicki’s as well). It is always appreciated.

    –Marjorie (who at 50 years of age just wouldn’t feel right about joining Facebook or Myspace! Although I certainly do ready Ms. Russell’s Myspace page.)

  2. Roxanne on May 21, 2008 at 9:10 am


    Hey, if Russell can have her own Facebook and MySpace pages at the age of–what? 108?–you certainly can, too!

  3. Strawberry Curls on May 21, 2008 at 11:21 am

    I’m with you on this, Marjorie. I just can’t get into the whole Myspace and Facebook thing. At 60 I pat myself on the back for the amount of internet stuff I am involved in. LOL.

    Seriously this is very generous and much appreciated. Thanks, Ms. King and Vicki, for all the fun you provide the fans.


  4. ladonna on May 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve considered having a MySpace, Facebook, Second Life etc page but only because it would make my teenagers roll their eyes and die of shame (Ma-ahm!! — with that little crescendo in the middle). Their Dad (we’re both 50) has a Facebook page and a blog and that is too cool (kuhl) but just let Mom listen to BBC Radio 1 every morning and know what is on the charts and be the same age as Madonna and buy the Duffy CD the day it comes out and we’re. just. SO. mortified. I’m feeling discriminated against. But, seriously, who has the time with all the books that are available? Like the whole cell phone and texting thing — who do they talk to all the time? Either I don’t have enough friends and relations or I’m just too boring to live.

    And it is simply easier to piggyback on Laurie’s blog!!

  5. Ana on May 21, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Hey ladies, I am 61 yrsl old and I have a myspace and facebook page. On the myspace page I started with my sons and grandkids. Now I have quite a few friends from all over the world. The facebook was an invite from an author friend who is in his 70’s. It’s just to make friends and for entertainment, when I am not working I enjoy it very much.

  6. nkk1969 on May 21, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve got you beat on the Mom Shame scene. I will not allow my kids (15 and 17) to have MySpace or Facebook pages. They have accounts so they can log on and look at friends’ pages and such, but not their own pages. I’ve seen too much Really Bad Stuff happen, and not just to kids, either. I told them they can email their friends directly, but not on those sites. Also, the only computer linked to the internet is in a very public (read: high traffic and communal) area of our house.

    The kids have never really complained too much about it, though. The only time it becomes a problem is when everyone needs to be on the internet at once. Then it comes down to priorities.

    One good side effect of this is that Caitlin frequents many of the same websites I do. We’ve had lots of fun sharing things, like, “OH, Mom, get on L_O_M! So-and-So has a new story up.”

  7. vicki on May 22, 2008 at 2:41 am

    It’s cool if some of the web-venues aren’t your cuppa–we all have our format preferences. The fun thing is that, if you don’t like one format, we’re bound to have another one or two that float your boat just fine. 🙂 And If you *do* want to register in every LRK venue to boost your chance to win, that’s cool too. Whatever you’re comfortable with–it’s all good!

  8. tangential1 on May 22, 2008 at 11:59 am

    To nikki: Your comment made me giggle at the computer antics in my house. We used to have five computers connected to the net; five students sharing an apt. My immediate roommate and I used to sit back to back at our computer desks, participating in the same chats or playing a random game of chess on Yahoo! And when I was feeling really lazy, I would ping my other roommates in AIM to ask about dinner or whatever rather than walking to their room. We aren’t internet addicts or anything;) I can’t even imagine having just one comp connected!

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