Vidocq’s hat has spoken!

All comments have now been found either on the email accounts, stuck on the server, or posted on DCC. Since this is the first time we are doing this, they all pass as “followed the rules.”

I placed all names in my hat (well…I borrowed it from a friend) and magically these seven Twitter names jumped out:

@sandersjoy will receive Joe Giacalone’s “Writing Crime New York Style.”

@jampeeet will receive Joe Giacalone’s “The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators”  but he has to wait till January 2011!

@Evie_G_L gets Tim Kevan’s “Law and Disorder.

@patriciaturner gets Phil Finch’s “Raising the Dead.”

@Pam_nAshes will receive Ray Foster’s “Police Technology.”

@SobukiRa will receive Ray Foster’s “Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style.”


@BL1Y gets “Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer” edited by Robert Swartwood that includes Kathleen Ryan’s story “Playing with Matches.”

All authors will dedicate the books to the winners and are responsible for mailing them. Congrats to our seven winner!

P.S.: all winners need to email me their mailing addresses and remember, at the end of the year snail mail is a little slower than usual so…be patient!

For your privacy protection, use the contact page!


  1. My congratulations to @sandersjoy @jampeeet @patriciaturner @Pam_nAshes @SobukiRa and @BL1Y

    Thank you very much Vidocq and Tim for this fabby competition and a book that I am certain to enjoy reading.

    Kind regards,

  2. Thanks, Vidocq, for hosting this wonderful contest. Congratulations to all of the winners. I’m sure that @BL1Y will enjoy HINT FICTION:AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES IN 25 WORDS OR FEWER, edited by Robert Swartwood.

    Thanks to all of the commenters for stopping by DEFROSTING COLD CASES, and to my fellow authors for donating their books for this contest. Best wishes to Joe with the upcoming release of THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE FUNCTION: A GUIDE FOR NEW INVESTIGATORS. How exciting :-)

    Happy Holidays to all!

    Kathleen A. Ryan

  3. Yes, well done to everyone and………… OH MY GOD I WON A BOOK I WON A BOOK I WON A BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, so, so much. I’m horribly, gruesomely excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t wait to read Mr Foster’s book. Merci!

    Natasha x

  4. I won a book!
    I won a book!
    Everybody look at me and my new freakin’ book!

  5. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to read my new book :))

  6. Thanks, Vidocq and for the authors who donated! I’m very sure that I would love to read my new book.

    Best wishes to you, guys! Enjoy the holidays!

    Thanks, Jam

  7. Congrats to all the winners! A special thanks to Vidocq who worked hard to put it all together.

    I hope those that receive the books enjoys them. I will be mailing mine out shortly with pleasure.


  8. Joy Sanders says:

    I’m a winner! What fun! It’s better than Vegas ;) So looking forward to the read.


  9. Hi, sorry I’m late, real life got in my way – I’m delighted to find
    I’ve won a book, I never win ANYTHING, normally! I look forward to receiving it and curling up in a quiet corner for a good reading session :)

    Thanks again, I’m thrilled!


  10. Whoo, I have my book, ‘Ray Foster’s “Police Technology” and it’s personally signed for me by the author – thank you SO much to all involved, it was a great initiative!

    My kind regards to Vid & Ray Foster,


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