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"Silvis is at it again, striving for a blend of crime story and literature, mutilated bodies and lapidary prose."




JUN 4 

Congrats to the 5 lucky winners! 

Kimberly Edge l Braselton, GA 

Kiley Cooper l Colorado Springs, CO

Andi Light l Port Hueneme, CA 

Diane Hefenieder l Powell, WY

Marsha Daniel l Fernandina Beach, FL 

Thanks, Everyone! 

book giveaway contest 

a long way down

Ryan Demarco #3

By Randall Silvis

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May 20-June 3, 2019

(1 of 5) Paperback ARCs 

US Only




Book Giveaway Contest:  

(1 of 5) Paperbacks (ARC)
Randall Silvis
Ryan Demarco #3 

June 4, 2019  

Giveaway Dates:

May 20-June 3, 2019

A top literary/suspense thriller for Summer 2019.

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Official Rules: Open to US residents only. By submitting your entry to this contest you give Judith D Collins permission to add your name, email address, and mailing address to her mailing lists.  

The contest will take place from May 20-Jun 3, 2019.  Five winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries. Any entries received after that are invalid. This prize has no cash value and no cash will be exchanged. No purchase necessary to enter. All entry forms must be complete to be valid. Void where prohibited.  Winner will be announced in the June 4 Q&A Elevator with Randall Silvis Newsletter.  Allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. 

Praise For
Randall Silvis

Ryan Demarco Series  

"[a] chilly suspense novel."

The New York Times Sunday Book Review

"...a suspenseful, literary thriller that will resonate with readers long after the book is finished. A terrific choice for Dennis Lehane fans."

— Library Journal, Starred Review

"...deeply satisfying....this solid procedural offers heart-pounding moments of suspense. Silvis smoothly blends moments of exquisite beauty into a sea of darker emotion to create a moving story heavy with the theme of the 'past is never past.'"

—Publishers Weekly

"Beneath the momentum of the investigation lies a pervasive sadness that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page." 

—Kirkus Reviews 


"...impressive intriguing thriller." 

"Randall Silvis' Two Days Gone is a smart, twisting, vividly written thriller anchored by two deeply flawed yet fascinating protagonists. Yes, the novel provides cat-and-mouse suspense as a horrific murder in a college town is investigated, but it's also a deeply rewarding story about friendship, family, fame, and the complicated relationship between readers and writers. Anyone who wants to dismiss thrillers as mere genre fluff should read Two Days Gone."

— David Bell, author of Since She Went Away

"An absolute gem of literary suspense... told in a smooth, assured, and often haunting voice, Two Days Gone is a terrific read."

—Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of
Those Who Wish Me Dead

"Silvis is at it again, striving for a blend of crime story and literature, mutilated bodies and lapidary prose."


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June 4, 2019 

"A gripping new literary thriller....The fact that this book will be marketed as genre fiction is misleading; it's more than that. It's literature posing as a mystery, like works from Attica Locke or Louise Penny. Two Days Gone will be one of the best reading investments you make this year. "

— BookPage TOP PICK IN MYSTERY January 2017, and Top 10 Notable Book for its January 2017 reading list


Coming June 4, 2019  

Publisher:  Sourcebooks Landmark   

Pub Date:  June 4, 2019

Series: Ryan DeMarco Mystery (Book 3)
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press 
ISBN-10: 1492665592
ISBN-13: 978-1492665595

Formats:    Paperback, e-book

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Just when you think you've reached the bottom...

Ryan DeMarco would rather not go home. Not now, maybe not ever. But when his estranged wife attempts suicide, he has no choice but to return to western Pennsylvania, and all the memories that wait for him there. Unfortunately, it's not only ghosts from the past waiting to greet DeMarco upon his return. An old high school classmate has risen through the ranks to become a county sheriff, and he is desperate for help investigating a series of murders that might tie into a cold case from his and DeMarco's school days.

DeMarco and his new love, Jayme, agree to join the team working on the case. But it's not easy for DeMarco to be walking the streets of his troubled past, and the deeper he and Jayme dig into the disturbing murders the less likely it is that either one of them will escape the devastation.

Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series:
Two Days Gone (Book 1)
Walking the Bones (Book 2)
A Long Way Down (Book 3)


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Two Days Gone  #1 Top Books of 2017 

Walking the Bones #2 Top Books of 2018

A Long Way Down  #3 Top Books of 2019 

About the Author


Randall Silvis is the internationally acclaimed author of over a dozen novels, one story collection, and one book of narrative nonfiction. Also a prize-winning playwright, a produced screenwriter, and a prolific essayist, he has been published and produced in virtually every field and genre of creative writing. His numerous essays, articles, poems and short stories have appeared in the Discovery Channel magazines, The Writer, Prism International, Short Story International, Manoa, and numerous other online and print magazines. His work has been translated into 10 languages.


Silvis’s many literary awards include two writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award, six fellowships for his fiction, drama, and screenwriting from the Pennsylvania Council On the Arts, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree awarded for “distinguished literary achievement.”  Read More 

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