September 30th, 2013

Contest Winner Announced

Calling all trivia buffs! You too can win in the $5 weekly contest like Marjorie R. in week 9, who got the right answer to the question of what was different about the old Lincoln when Ike, Tranny and Brainard come back to it. The trunk was open …

And now it’s time for the week 10 Doing Max Vinyl trivia contest question: How many cans of beer do Ike and Tranny drink during their barge run? Yep, it’s a doozy, and you’ll find it in parts 29, 30 or 31 of the serialization HERE on Venture Galleries.

Now it’s time to remind you that you actually win in three ways by playing this contest: 1) every week a chance to win that $5 Amazon gift card; 2) every correct answer submitted gets you an additional chance to win one of the grand prizes at the end of the 30-week contest, namely the $200 grand prize Amazon gift card, the $100 second prize gift card, or the $50 third prize card; and 3) you get to read Doing Max Vinyl for free!

I don’t know about you, but that looks like three good reasons to play the game. Send your answer to by Sunday, October 6 at 12 midnight PST, and let’s see if YOU will win a prize …

My, my, those boys do like their beer, don’t they? And they also have an interesting conversation about an important environmental issue while enjoying their little party. Aren’t you curious to know more? Have a look HERE.


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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