Competition: WIN a Sphere crime bundle

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If you love crime fiction like we do, and if you love receiving free, high quality crime books, then you’ve come to the right place. Why? Because Crime Fiction Lover has teamed up with Sphere to give away two bundles of new crime releases via our site. That’s right, two lucky winners will each receive copies of the following three books: Nothing But Trouble by Roberta Kray; A Pound of Flesh by Alex Gray; and Cop to Corpse by Peter Lovesey.

How to enter
To enter our competition all you have to do is log onto Twitter and send a tweet to @CriFiLover. Your tweet must include the answer to this question: Where are Alex Gray’s crime novels set? Your tweet must also include the hashtag #CFLxSphere. You’ll need to be following us on Twitter as well, so that we can send you a direct message should you win.

If you don’t use Twitter, you can also enter by sending an email to info[at] Give your email the header CFLxSphere and include the answer to our question above, as well as your name and address.

Just like the characters in many of the books we review, we don’t like living by the rules, but just so that things are above board, here’s where it’s at: 1) One entry per reader. 2) UK residents only (sorry!). 3) We will draw the two winners at random from the entries containing the correct answer. 4) No cash alternative. 5) The competition closes for entries at 10pm BST on Friday 18 May 2012. 6) The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prizes
Here’s some more information on the wonderful British crime books Sphere and Crime Fiction Lover are giving away.

A Pound of Flesh by Alex Grey
DCI Lorimer is back and this time two serial killers are operating on the streets of Glasgow. On the one hand somebody is brutally murdering prostitutes, while on the other businessmen are being taken down in methodical fashion. Working with psychologist Solly Brightman, Lorimer really starts feeling the heat when a prominent local politician is also murdered. And just to complicate things, it appears the investigation is being compromised by somebody who’s leaking vital details to the press. Watch for a review here on CFL soon. To get your hands on this cold blooded Glasgow-based police procedural, enter our competition!

Cop to Corpse by Peter Lovesey
You’d think that the streets of Bath are far more genteel than those of Glasgow (yes, we are being heavy handed with that clue), but the genre we’re talking about here is crime fiction and as you know, nowhere is safe. Three cops have been shot dead by a killer dubbed The Somerset Sniper and despite his limp DSI Peter Diamond of Bath CID must track down the murderer before another policeman is killed. Lovesey is a grand master of British crime fiction and here he weaves a tale that swerves this way and that. If you can work out which clues to shoot down as red herrings, and which are lasersighted on the killer, you’ll have a lot of fun working out whodunnit. Read our review here.

Nothing But Trouble by Roberta Kray
Finally, we’re going to drop you off on the mean streets of the East End of London where Roberta Kray will be your guide. Yes, we said Kray. The author is the widow of the late Reggie Kray, and here she tells a creepy East End story in which the past catches up with a group of women. Bored with shoplifting, a gang of teenage girls sends Minnie Bright into the home of the local weirdo Donald Peck. She’s murdered, and Peck later hangs himself in prison, protesting his innocence. Years pass, and investigative journalist Jessica Vaughan is friends with one of the gang, who is receiving strange letters and disturbing phone calls. Then another murder occurs. Can Vaughan, assisted by ex-cop Harry, unravel the mystery? You’ll find out if you enter and win our competition…

Remember, this competition closes on Friday 18 May 2012 so enter quickly. Good luck everyone!

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