March 1st, 2014

We’ve Got a Winner

Every time I read your answers to trivia questions I get goosebumps. Congratulations to Marsha B! She answered the latest Doing Max Vinyl Trivia question correctly. Annie Ogden said RATS definitely do not conduct electricity …

Those who submitted a right answer are automatically entered in the grand prize drawing, which is right around the corner, folks. Marsha B. wins a $5 Amazon gift card for having her entry picked from among all the right answers this time.

The new question … drumroll please: In which beautiful old town in Illinois does Bob Olson live? You will find the answer in part 93, 94 or 95 right here on Venture Galleries. Send your answer by Sunday, March 23 at 12 midnight PST to

A reminder of what’s at stake. All the correct entries received during the life of the contest are entered in a drawing. We’ll have a Grand Prize winner ($200 Amazon gift card), a 2nd prize winner ($100 Amazon gift card) and a third prize winner ($50 Amazon gift card). Nothing fancy – just a pile of cash money …

Just do it – read the serials, answer the question, and send me your answer to have a chance at those prizes.



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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