Monday Give Away: THE PRISONER IN THE CASTLE
Who wants to go to a secluded Scottish castle– in which someone may be a murderer? For today’s Monday Give Away, I have… an ARC of Susan Elia MacNeal’s latest in her acclaimed Maggie Hope series, The Prisoner in the Castle.
Here’s the official blurb:
A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary.
World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much.
She knows what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets.
She knows the real location of the planned invasion of France.
She knows who’s lying. She knows who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths.
These are the reasons Maggie is isolated on a remote Scottish island, in a prison known as Killoch Castle, out of contact with friends and family.
Then one of her fellow inmates drops dead in the middle of his after-dinner drink—and he’s only the first. As victims fall one by one, Maggie will have to call upon all her wits and skills to escape—not just certain death . . . but certain murder.
For what’s the most important thing Maggie Hope knows?
She must survive.
For a chance to win my ARC of The Prisoner in the Castle, here’s your question: do you have a favorite mystery series?
(I don’t think it will surprise anyone that I’m going with Lord Peter Wimsey here. Although there is some tough competition from various Elizabeth Peters characters….)
The winner will be announced on Wednesday.
I don’t read many mystery series, but have enjoyed a few of Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs books.
Me too, love Maisie!
I love Ruth Ware’s mysteries! Mysteries are my favorite type of books!
I love the Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen! History and a mystery–it doesn’t get better than that!
So many favorites but a toss-up between Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan series and Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series.
I would have to say I am a big Sue Grafton fan ! Love her Alphabet series. I am also a big fan of Mary Higgins Clark mystery books.
I love mysteries though I don’t concentrate on following a series. I read books as standalone and simply enjoy each one. Usually in a series, the previous history is covered enough that you’re out lost.
The Maggie Hope series is actually my favorite at the present time! I was actually just talking up the series to a patron at the library where I work (we were also talking about the Maisie Dobbs series too- I must start reading that). I also have a soft spot in my heart for The Inspector Lynley series as well.
Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody series!
Although, Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell series is a very close second.
I am obsessed with Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series.
I love the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. I read the entire series in 2 months. Then moved onto this series because I loved the first book and read it in a day.
I love the Amory and Milo Ames series by Ashley Weaver, the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch, Alyssa Maxwell’s Gilded Newport and Lady and Lady’s Maid series, the Anna Lee Huber Lady Darby and Verity Kent series, Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering mysteries, Daniella Bernett’s Emmeline Kirby and Gregory Langdon series, Jessica Ellicott’s Edwina and Beryl mysteries, and Elizabeth J. Duncan’s Penny Brannigan series. Hard to choose a favorite—they’re all wonderful!
Amelia Peabody – I can’t wait to read them all!
I love Agatha Christie and James Patterson. I love mysteries. They are my favorite to read and watch on TV. I have a British tv channel and watch those mysteries every day.
I love cozy mystery’s especially! The coffeehouse mystery series and just starting the library lovers mysteries!
Agent Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
I love Sue Grafton’s book and John Grissom’s books.
A friend of mine passed Sharyn McCrumb’s Elizabeth MacPherson series around our Scottish dance group. I loved all the Scotland references (Because Scotland!) and that Elizabeth was never actually the person who solved the mystery. Someone always got there first.
Masie Dobbs but always looking for a new series
I like mysteries, but do not think I have read any since Nancy Drew. I know this is pitiful. I usually read historical fiction. I would love to win this.
I havent read alot of mysteries, so this may sound too common, but I loved Murder on the Orient Express! Going through all the details, and how all of the characters were so masterfully woven in!
Lisa Scottoline, Karen White, Sandra Brown are all long time favorites
Always loved Sue Grafton’s alphabet series.
Always loved Sue Grafton’s alphabet series.
I don’t read many mystery series, but I can always get lost in an Agatha Christie book.
I love mystery’s. The more twists and turns the better💕💕And castles how sweet is that!
Sebastian StCyr–I love historical mysteries tons!
I’ve only read the Lady Emily series by Tasha Alexander and mysteries by Mary Higgins Clark. I love the Lady Emily series.
I have read several of this author’s books and love them! Thanks for the chance to win! Love your books too!
I love the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley and the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch, both of which I found by accident at a wonderful used bookstore called McKay’s. Maggie Hope is a great favorite as well. For more contemporary mysteries I like the older Patricia Cornwall books and the Eve Dallas series by J. D. Robb.
I love Agatha Christie. Her books have always been such enjoyment for me.
I love JD Robb’s(Nora Roberts) “In Death” series. I love Dallas, Roarke, and Peabody:)
Looking forward to reading. I love series books. Think get s better idea of characters.
What? Nobody has mentioned Julia Gray? (Deanna Raybourn], love Agatha Christie, J. D. Robb, P.D James, Anne Perry, Dick Francis, Carl Hiaasen
I love all mysteries. Nothing too gruesome. Some of my favorite series include: Scrapbooking Mysteries by Laura Childs, Murder She Baked by JoAnne Fluke, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries by Charlaine Harris and anything by the queen of mystery – Mary Higgins Clark.
I like Sue Grafton’s series.
I haven’t read a good mystery in a while Read a lot of Sue Grafton and James Patterson but have been more into historical fiction lately. Time for some more mystery.
I particularly like Stella Cameron’s mystery series set in Folly-on-Weir.
Alyssa Maxwell’s Guilded Newport Mysteries
I love JD Robb’s Dallas series.
I like Stella Cameron’s mystery series set in Folly-on-Weir.
Congrats, Susan! You’re the winner of my ARC of “The Prisoner in the Castle”! If you email me at [email protected], I’ll pop it in the mail to you.
Michael Connelly’s, Harry Bosch series, John Grisham, Preston & Child, Chelsea Cain, and Chevy Stevens are a few off the top of my head. These are the authors whose books I buy when they release!
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, Maggie Hope, and The Tradd Street series are my current favorites!
Mysteries are my favorite. Nancy Drew started my love of mysteries. I love Rhys Bowen’s Royal spyness series, Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series, Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series and Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series. Agatha Christie is still the queen of mystery – Then there were none is a classic.
This is hard because I love so many mystery series. Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad is probably top of the heap right now, though.
I love the Pink Carnation , Ladies First Detective Agency, the Alpine series.
The St Cyr series by CS Harris is the current fav–I can’t wait to see how that one wraps up!
I love J.D. Robb’s mysteries.
I can’t pick just one favorite, but I like Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen Mysteries (I never knew I wanted a mystery series with footnotes, but I DOOOO), Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series (a bit repetitive after a while, but it holds a special place in my heart because it’s a series that both my Dad and I read), and Rhys Bowen’s Her Royal Spyness series. Oh, and I also forgot about Lisa Lutz’s Spellman family series.
Sherlock Holmes, both in written form and portrayed on screen, is my favorite detective and mystery series.
I have been enjoying the Kendra Donovan series by Julie McElwain
Ali Reynolds by JA Jance (actually all of her series), The Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen, and of course, Maggie Hope
I like Linda Fairstein.b
Ian Rutledge/Bess Crawford by Charles Todd!!
I adored Sue Graftons books and read every single one. It is so hard to believe she is gone as she was a truly gifted author. Thank you for this chance!
I love Karen White’s Tradd Street series. I love the Charleston SC setting and the great descriptions of the city and the antebellum homes.
Ariana Franklin’s Mistress of the Art of Death series. Medieval woman doctor who helps King Henry the 2nd solve murder mysteries!
There are so many excellent mystery series, I don’t think I could pick just one favorite.
I recently found the Agatha Christie’s shorts with Mr.Harley Quinn and Mr. Satterthwaite and couldn’t read enough of them. And I thought I read all her work. The new Poirot’s books are great too. And I love Maisy Dobbs.