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The Great Transworld Crime Caper!
by Lynsey on Jan 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm
Categories: Crime/Thrillers , Features , News
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The Great Transworld Crime Caper!

One thing we really know how to do in Transworld Towers is crime, be it spooky Scandinavian, grizzly moorland or armchair killers we publish crime that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let you go!

Thanks to the success of all who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge we have decided to repeat our crimes and launch The Great Transworld Crime Caper, an opportunity to go back to the beginning and revisit the scene of the original crimes that launched our most experienced villains.

We want you to be the judge, jury and executioner of the titles listed below.

We will have a two week registration period ending the 14th February, Valentine’s Day which will make us repent our sins and feel the love! Pick three books from the list below to read and review on a venue of your choice (Amazon, blog, etc) The challenge will finish on the 31st March whereby we will dust for fingerprints, weigh up our case and post up some of the best (or worst) reviews that we’ve had in.  

To take part just post a comment on this blog entry below and we’ll be in touch! Email us back your first review and we’ll send you your second book, etc, it really is that easy in the criminal underbelly of publishing. There is no cost, no catch, just the possibility that we may send you more free books in the future!

Post this header and the logo above (we’ll send it to you) linking back to Between the Lines to commence your challenge!
I’m an accessory in The Great Transworld Crime Caper!’

Chose three titles from the books below:

1. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
2. Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
3. Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
4. Birdman by Mo Hayder
5. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
6. Past Caring by Robert Goddard
7. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
8. Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
9. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
10. If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor
11. The Accident Man by Tom Cain
12. The Business of Dying Simon Kernick

Enjoy your stretch in the clink!

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[...] If you want to read up on the challenge and even participate, you can find the original post on the Between The Lines blog. You can register to enter until the 14th, so head on [...]

Posted on October 16th, 2012 at 11:38 am by The Great Transworld Crime Caper | A Fantastical Librarian 

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Posted on May 8th, 2011 at 10:26 pm by Past Caring – Robert Goddard | Novel Heights 

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Posted on March 28th, 2011 at 8:41 am by Book Review: The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen « The Book Whisperer 

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Posted on March 20th, 2011 at 12:03 am by Submit Data 

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Posted on March 15th, 2011 at 5:51 pm by Tony Linde 

[...] is my second book in the Great Transworld Crime Caper, and from reading about it I was expecting something grizzly, chilling and compelling. Well, [...]

Posted on March 8th, 2011 at 11:15 am by Sacrifice review « Word of Mouth 

[...] I recieved my copy of this book from The Great Transworld Crime Caper for [...]

Posted on March 8th, 2011 at 6:58 am by Book Review: Sacrifice by S J Bolton « The Book Whisperer 

[...] picked this book as my first choice in “The Great Transworld Crime Caper” – an opportunity to choose three books from a list of first crime novels with the only [...]

Posted on March 5th, 2011 at 7:29 pm by Sacrifice – S J Bolton | Novel Heights 

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Posted on March 5th, 2011 at 12:45 pm by Submit Data 

[...] Publishers (2010) Genre: crime fiction, mystery, historical fiction Source: publisher (for the Great Transworld Crime Caper) Verdict: [...]

Posted on February 24th, 2011 at 2:34 pm by Submit Data 

[...] Transworld Publishers have launched a new reading challenge, The Great Transworld Crime Caper. For more information on it, check Between The Lines. [...]

This is right up my street, I would love to take part please!

Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 8:45 pm by Jodie Webb 

I would love to take part, I already write reviews on goodreads so would be very happy to give my opinion:)

Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm by Hollie Marsh 

I would like to read:

5. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett,

9. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen,

12. The Business of Dying Simon Kernick

Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 5:27 pm by William Forbes 

I would love to take part.

1. Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
2. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
3. If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor

Leanne

Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 3:04 pm by Leanne Bucknall 

I would like to join in.
My three books are

Mistress of the art of death
If I never see you again
The Surgeon

Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 2:49 pm by Stevieb 

IT’S a good try to promote this kind of literature!

Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 2:45 pm by thanos kondylis 

Ooh, can I sneak in on the deadline? I’d love to read some Mo Hayder as a starter, and I already do reviews on WHSmith and my blog :) Although, if you’ve any books that are looking particularly unloved, I’m happy to start there!

Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 2:44 pm by liveotherwise 

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Posted on February 14th, 2011 at 11:19 am by Submit Data 

Hi there,
I’d love to read and review on my blog (alivewithwords.com), as well as on goodreads the following threee titles:
1. Birdman by Mo Hayder
2. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
3. If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor

Jerome

Posted on February 13th, 2011 at 1:24 pm by Jerome Parisse 

I would like to take part please.
The three books I have chosen are
Past Caring by Robert Goddard
If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor
. Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
thank you

Posted on February 12th, 2011 at 1:29 pm by tracey thomas 

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Posted on February 11th, 2011 at 9:41 pm by I’m an accessory in The Great Transworld Crime Caper! « Tony Linde 

I would love to join my three books are

The Surgeon

Mistress of the art of death

Birdman

Posted on February 9th, 2011 at 10:34 pm by Marie Barnett 

Yes please, I would like to join in and am interested in:

1. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
8. Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
10. If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor

I would ask for Mistress of the Art of Death but I already have it and have just started reading it, and I’ve read Bauer and Kernick already.

Posted on February 9th, 2011 at 5:42 pm by Luci Davin 

Hello -

I’d like to read the following:

1. Full Dark House
2. Past Caring
3. Echoes from the Dead

Thank you.

Posted on February 9th, 2011 at 12:53 pm by LJH 

Ah, why not. I’ve already got a couple on my reading list, I’ll shift them down for your ones…

Knowing nothing about them, and going just on titles…

1. Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
5. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
11. The Accident Man by Tom Cain

Posted on February 9th, 2011 at 12:14 pm by Olivia Wood 

[...] In order for me to meet this reading challenge on tight deadlines I am going to have to ramp up my reading still faster than I already have been. Not only that but I will have to learn how to turn paper pages again! I’m so used to pushing buttons on my Kindle I’m kind of afraid I might get a paper cut with some old fashion tree based reading material. I shall risk it though, and so should you. To read the original article on Transworlds blog click here. [...]

Posted on February 8th, 2011 at 11:56 pm by I confess to a Transworld Crime Caper! « Cul-De-Sac 

Hello, I’d like to take part please and these are the books I’d love to read
The Accident Man – Tom Cain
The Surgeon – Tess Gerritson
Full Dark House – Christopher Fowler

Posted on February 8th, 2011 at 2:12 pm by Kathryn Rowe 

Great idea. I would like to participate.

1. Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
2. Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
3. Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Thanks

Posted on February 7th, 2011 at 9:19 pm by Irena 

Great idea. I would like to participate.

1. Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
2. Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
3. Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Thanks

Posted on February 7th, 2011 at 9:19 pm by Irena 

Would love to participate. I’m genre hopping at the moment in my reading and crime fiction is my first true love.

1. Past Caring
2. The Business of Dying
3. The Chemistry of Death

Chris.

Posted on February 6th, 2011 at 1:52 pm by Christopher Michael Bell 

Happy to review some on my blog if that will be OK.

Chemistry of Death
Past Caring
Business of Dying

please!

Posted on February 4th, 2011 at 12:46 pm by MorningAJ 

Please cancel my request for Blacklands – just checked my records and I have already read and reviewed it! Sorry.

Can I change it to the following

Full Dark House
If I Never See You Again
The Chemistry of Death

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm by Jo 

I would like to take part please.

Blacklands
Full Dark House
If I Never See You Again

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm by Jo 

What a great idea! I would love to participate!

I would like to read;
1. If I never see you again
2. Mistress of the art of death
3. Sacrifice

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 4:53 pm by Laura 

I’d love to take part please. The three books that I’ve selected are:

Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Thanks!

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm by Carole L 

I’d like to take part please, the 3 books that I would like to read are :

Mistress of the Art of Death

Full Dark House

Past Caring

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 11:59 pm by Theresa 

What a wonderful idea.

I’d love to read:

Full Dark House
Sacrifice
Blacklands

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 10:47 pm by FleurFisher 

Great idea for a challenge & intersting to see the title peple are picking. I would choose:

Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
Past Caring by Robert Goddard
The Business of Dying Simon Kernick

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm by Sue Gunnee 

[...] can see the outline in more detail here. You’ve got until 14th February to sign up and then until 31st March to complete the challenge, [...]

I would love to take part in this, I am an avid reader,

1. Sacrifice by J.S. Bolton
2. Birdman by Mo Hayder
3. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett

Thankyou.

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm by daystar12uk 

[...] The Great Transworld Crime Caper too! All you need to do is leave a comment on Transworld’s Between the Lines blog and start choosing your books. Transworld will then contact you for your address, they’ll [...]

Would love to do the challenge, I review for WHSmith and Waterstones

The books I’d choose would be
If I never see you again
Blacklands
Birdman
Looking forward to being successful

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 6:31 pm by Deb Ludford 

I would love to get involved!
I review for WHSmith and Waterstones!

I would like the following titles please

If I never see you again
Blacklands

Birdman

Thanks, hope I’m successful!

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 6:26 pm by Deb Ludford 

I’m in!

1. The Chemistry of Death
2. The Business of Dying
3. If I Never See You Again

Cheers!
Nx

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 6:13 pm by Nettie Thomson 

[...] last year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Transworld are running another book bloggers’ challenge over the next couple of months, this time focusing on debut crime novels. Everyone chooses three [...]

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 11:59 am by The Great Transworld Crime Caper « Follow the Thread 

I would love to get involved

I would like the following titles please:-

If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Birdman by Mo Hayder

Thanks!

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 11:57 am by Bridget Whelan 

I’d love to take part in this challenge! The three books I’d like to read are:

1. Blacklands
2. Sacrifice
3. Echoes from the Dead

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 11:01 am by Leanne 

This looks fun, I’d love to take part please.

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 10:34 am by Carole 

[...] sign up, leave a comment on the Great Crime Caper blog post and they’ll get in touch. It’s open to all EU [...]

For some reason my comment wasn’t appearing so if this is published twice I apoligize.

I would really love to take part I love crime fiction.

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Birdman by Mo Hayder
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 am by thebookbee 

Hello,
this is such a great idea. I’ve been watching the Rizzoli and Isles TV series and would *love* to read ‘The Surgeon’!

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 12:33 am by V.C. 

Thanks for including me in the challenge, Lynsey. Have just sent you my book list but iPad defaulted to my gmail account instead of this address. Pretty obvious that it is still me though :)

Tony

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 11:16 pm by Tony Linde 

Wow! Would love to be part of this :) Have been reading a lot of literary fiction lately, this feels like a fresh breath of air!

These call out to me the most:

Past Caring by Robert Goddard
The Accident Man by Tom Cain
The Business of Dying Simon Kernick

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 10:42 pm by Chinoiseries 

[...] Transworld have launched another fantastic reading challenge. This time it’s The Great Transworld Crime Caper! For more information visit http://www.between-the-lines.co.uk/?p=260 [...]

Wow – what a great challenge. Would love to take part. Some great books there :)

Full dark House – Christopher Fowler
Mistress of the Art of Death – Ariana Franklin
Sacrifice – SJ Bolton

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 9:41 pm by Mel S 

I would love to take part.
The three books I would like to read are

The surgeon – Tess Gerritsen
Echoes from the dead – Johan Theorin
Birdman – Mo Hayder

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 5:01 pm by thebookbee 

Hi, I’d like to take part in the challenge, please.

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 4:29 pm by David H 

I would love to take part in this. I really enjoyed the Summer Reading Challenge.

Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Thanks!

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 10:21 am by Helen 

I would love to take part.
I would like to read the following:

Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton

Thanks

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 8:19 am by Amanda Borley 

Maybe I should go to bed – that was four titles – not three, sorry, any three from those four please.

I have had a very busy day…and have just been signed to blog at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival – Yay! (sorry, had to shout about that)…

Now, I will get some rest and leave you to tidy up the mess I’ve just made of your page – sorry.

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 12:55 am by Keith B Walters 

D’oh – Rushed in earlier and I forgot to mention the titles I’d like to read, sorry.
They are:

Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
Past Caring by Robert Goddard
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Thank you : )

Posted on February 1st, 2011 at 12:53 am by Keith B Walters 

I’d love to take part. Please let me know the details or do you want my list of books up here?Tony.

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 11:51 pm by Tony Linde 

Yay – I really enjoyed the Summer Reading Challenge and so I’d love to take part! :-)

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 11:48 pm by Catherine Ryan Howard 

i would love to read
The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett
If I Never See You Again by Niamh O’Connor
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
thanks.

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 11:36 pm by susan 

Hooked on crime novels and would love to take part

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 9:28 pm by Tommy sweenie 

I’d love to take part please – I love crime books!
1) Echoes from the Dead
2) Blacklands
3) Past Caring

Thank you!

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 8:53 pm by The Book Whisperer 

[...] Reading Challenge, the lovely Transworld Publishers have launched another reading challenge – The Great Transworld Crime Caper! Transworld say its an “… opportunity to go back to the beginning and revisit the scene [...]

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 8:31 pm by Notes of Life » It’s Monday… 

Avid crime reader would love to take part, have read a couple of the books would love to read:
Sacrifice by SJ Bolton
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
The Surgeonby Tess Gerritsen
Thanks

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 8:25 pm by Mariadoc 

Me me me! I haven’t read a juicy crime yet this year. I enjoy Simon Beckett and Tess Gerritsen already. I’d like to read:
Birdman
Mistress in the Art of Death
If I Never See You Again

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm by Beth Kemp 

I would love to take part :) These are some awesome books to choose from!!

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 7:54 pm by Mieneke 

I’d love to take part! I’ve not read any of those books so I’ll have to take a look and see what they’re about.

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 7:45 pm by Emma 

I’m in to crime at the moment… I reviewed Blacklands by Belinda Bauer last year and my first read of this year was Darkside.

I’ve got Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler already in my TBR queue (having read his book in the Summer Reading Challenge). So, I think I’ll go for:

1. Birdman by Mo Hayder (Just read & reviewed Gone – Brilliant!)
2. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
3. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett

Looking forward to the Crime Caper!

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 7:34 pm by Nikki-ann 

i would love to review the following:
1. the surgeon – tess gerritsen
2. if i never see you again – naimh o’ conner
3. birdman – Mo Hayder

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm by sarah broadhurst 

I would love to take part. Very much enjoyed the Summer Reading Challenge.

I would like to read these books:
Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Thanks!

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 7:06 pm by Judith 

I would love to take part, I would be interested in reading:

1. Sacrifice by J.S. Bolton
2. Birdman by Mo Hayder
3. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett

Thank you!

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 6:11 pm by Dot 

[...] Between The Lines » Blog Archive » The Great Transworld Crime Caper! between-the-lines.co.uk/?p=260 – view page – cached One thing we really know how to do in Transworld Towers is crime, be it spooky Scandinavian, grizzly moorland or armchair killers we publish crime that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let you go! [...]

As an avid crime reader I’d love to take part.I have already read a number of the books but I haven’t read:

1.Blacklands
2.Past Caring
3.The Accident Man

Thanks.

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 5:59 pm by Daisybeebee 

What a great new challenge and right up my (dark & somewhat sinister / dangerous) alley.
Please count me in :)

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 5:55 pm by Keith B Walters 

Johan Theorin on the list. Brilliant.

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 5:54 pm by Shade Point 

I would like to read

1 Full Dark House.
2 Sacrifice.
3 Past Caring.

Please and thank you.

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 5:52 pm by Mel Butcher 

Fantastic challenge! I’d love to take part!

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 5:49 pm by Jenni @ Juniper's Jungle 
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