Penultimate week

Here are the new covers for the three backlist paperbacks, gorgeous things all (click image to enlarge):

And now that you’ve had a week to read (and perhaps reread?) The God of the Hive, you can download a brand new official LRK reading guide on the Reading Guide page. (Careful, there are spoilers.) Make sure to head over to the Virtual Book Club and share your thoughts!

As if that weren’t prize enough, here are the winners for the past weeks’ art contests:

For the Beekeeper’s Gallery contest, it was a close call, but in the end you preferred Rebekah Tilley’s picture of her ARC. Well done Rebekah!

After much debate (and some overenthusiastic voting for one particular contestant), I decided that the Illuminated MyStory entries were all too gorgeous to choose just one. So in the end, we will be sending a broadside of “Birth of the Green Man” to all five contestants. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your marvelous art with us!

For the Russellscape contest, the winner is Joyce Weiner, who submitted Russellscape #28 (as seen to the right). Congratulations Joyce! She will also win a “Birth of the Green Man” broadside.

Over at the Letters of Mary site, we had a tie for first place in the Mary Russell Fan Fiction contest. What suspense! After flipping a coin, the moderator determined the winners to be as follows:

1. Another Case in Correspondence by roseriter
2. Pilgrimage by merrily1945

And last but not least, this week’s contest: the Mary Russell Colo(u)ring Book. Kim has been kind enough to dedicate her entries to another project, which leaves us with the winner: Tamra A. Congrats Tamra, and look for the official colo(u)ring book in the not so distant future!

A very big thank you to all who participated in the art and fan fiction contests. Only one week of the twenty left to go, but the biggest prizes are yet to come. So if you haven’t done so already, make sure to send us your independent bookstore receipt for The God of the Hive or make your donation to Heifer International today.


  1. Rachael on May 3, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Reread? Still waiting for my copy to arrive! Oh, the torture!

  2. strawberry curls on May 3, 2010 at 8:29 am

    The trade paperbacks are gorgeous, I couldn’t resist them.


  3. Lenore on May 3, 2010 at 11:11 am

    May I suggest that, just as the winning artwork has been made available to us, that the winning fanfic be posted on this site? Some of us aren’t on LOM but would love to see the winners.

  4. Margaret Wood on May 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    May I second Lenore’s request?

  5. strawberry curls on May 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Or, you could join LOM and have access to all the fan fiction there (currently the 2010 contest entries are only on the contest site — but some will be posted in a contest file in LOM at the author’s discretion.


  6. Lenore on May 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I know, Alice, but some of us REALLY don’t need any more ways to waste time on the Internet!

  7. strawberry curls on May 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm


    Who says it is a waste of time? Any time spent with Russell and Holmes could hardly be called wasted. Right????


  8. RussellHolmes on May 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I’m taking my time reading the book so I can get a deeper meaning in it and also make some inferences and duduce what I can about what’s really going on.

  9. RussellHolmes on May 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Rachael, sorry to add to the torture, but you will love the book once you can get your hands on it. Happy reading, rereading, or waiting everyone! GOTH is a great book

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