Next week we launch Hanzai Japan, our third anthology
, which is already getting some good pre-release buzz.
And that means this week we launch our giveaway contest!
Hanzai means crime, which is the slogan of the book. It features fiction running the gamut of crime from vampiric police procedurals to supernatural prisons to good ol' fashioned murder sprees. Contributors include New York Times
best-seller Carrie Vaughn, All You Need Is KILL/Edge of Tomorrow
's Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Catwoman's Genevieve Valentine, mystery genre stalwarts S. J. Rozan and Naomi Hirahara, cross-genre author Jeff Somers, and many more.
The contest this time around is a simple one. In the comments to this post, write a brief essay telling us who your favorite fictional sleuth who is not
Sherlock Holmes is. It can be an amateur sleuth, or a supernatural detective; a costumed crime-fighter or a hard-boiled anti-hero. As usual, you can post in English, Spanish, Japanese, German, Chinese, or Greek, and around noon on Friday we'll pick our four favorite responses four lucky winners will receive a copy of Hanzai Japan
! Don't be shy; we ship worldwide.
Points for cleverness! We'll look at poems, even Begin!