The Second Day of Bookmas

  • By: Jessica Faust | Date: Dec 02 2010

Welcome to day two of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. Now it’s my turn!! For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner.

Yesterday’s question was: What was the first romance Jessica ever read and who wrote it?

And the answer is Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi.

Congratulations to Emily. Please email your contact information to and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

Now on to the contest . . .

You probably won’t be all that surprised to learn that my very first job was at a store called BookLand. I’d spent several years volunteering at my school library and was already a complete bookworm — some things never change. We sold books and magazines there, along with lots and lots and lots of lottery tickets. Some days were busier than others, and I often found myself with some extra time between customers to read.

I usually gravitated toward romantic suspense and gothics, but while stocking the shelves and getting to know the store’s inventory, I became intrigued with a mystery series that I’d also watched on the small screen. It wasn’t my usual fare, but I was hooked.

Can you name the series and the author?

The winner will receive three novels.

For clues, check out these authors…

Lorna Barrett

Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Sally MacKenzie
Paige Shelton
Amy Patricia Meade
Ellery Adams
Angie Fox
Gina Robinson
Erin Kellison
Bill Crider
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Bella Andre
Elizabeth Amber
Krista Davis
Heather Webber
Avery Aames
Kim Lenox
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Cricket McCrae
Anita Howard
Wendy Lyn Watson
Erika Chase
Elizabeth Joy Arnold


19 responses to “The Second Day of Bookmas”

  1. Perry Mason by Erle Stanley Gardner

  2. Avatar Bookwoman says:

    Perry Mason by Erle Stanley Gardner

  3. It's BAAM over at our blog today. Thank you for your fabulous blog!

  4. Avatar Anonymous says:

    Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene?

  5. Avatar James says:

    The Hardy Boys by Frank Dixon

  6. Avatar Anonymous says:

    Oops! I'm anon 9:24. In case I guessed right, my name is Sophie Adams. ;`)

  7. Bookland? Were you in Maine?

  8. Robert B. Parker, Spenser for Hire

  9. Avatar Shannon says:

    Heh, I work at a used bookstore where we also sell lots and lots of lottery tickets (and cigarettes). I've even had people come in to buy a bottle of pop or bus tickets and then look around and comment "Wow, I didn't know you sold books too." Really? It says 'Bookstore' right in the name of the shop! Sometimes I wonder what the breakdown is between how much we make on books vs., everything else, but I'm afraid to ask.

  10. Avatar BW says:

    Krista Davis and the Domestic Diva Mysteries

  11. Avatar Liz S says:

    The Perry Mason series of books by Erle Stanley Gardner

  12. Avatar Liz S says:

    An addendum to my guess… Gardner typically wrote his novels under pseudonyms like A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray, and Robert Parr.

  13. Avatar BW says:

    Agatha Christie and the title would be "Agatha Christie's Poirot"

  14. Avatar Peg says:

    Someone already beat me to it! Perry Mason by Erle Stanley Gardener.

  15. I seem to be too late for my guess, but that was fun anyway. Maybe I'll luck out with one of the future clues.

  16. Avatar Kim Lionetti says:

    Man, you guys are too good at this. And here I thought this was a tough one!

    We'll definitely have to step up our game!

    You're right Bonnie. It's Perry Mason. And speaking of… along with the books, and the character and Raymond Burr, I LOVED the show's theme song. 🙂

  17. Avatar Matt Paust says:

    Murder She Wrote by Peter Fischer

  18. Avatar Stacey Minix Hensley says:

    Perry Mason by Erle Stanley Gardner

  19. Avatar Bookwoman says:

    Kim – I loved the theme song too. In fact when I was a kid I had the biggest crush on Perry Mason. I started reading the books because I enjoyed the show so much. Of course by the time I started watching it – it had been in re-runs for years. I love the old black and white ones best.

    Beverly AKA Bookwoman