Monday, October 4, 2021

Winners of Pray for the Dawn giveaway...

The winners of the two copies of the new Ramble House reprint of Pray for the Dawn were chosen entirely at random using our arcane method of colored tokens and coded entrant names.  And they are:

1. Jeff F.

2. Brad, from the "Ah, Sweet Mystery Blog"

I've already emailed each winner and I eagerly await your replies.  The sooner I get your address the quicker I can put your book in the mail.

Congratulations to the lucky winners. And thanks to all for playing. 

(Shown at right is a portion of the original DJ illustration from the 1946 British edition of Pray for the Dawn by Eric Harding)


  1. Good news. The e-book version of the book is available! I quote Gavin's e-mail to me:

    Dear Santosh,

    Yes, we do have the ebook version of PRAY FOR THE DAWN.

    Usual price is US $6- payable by Paypal to

    Let me know which file format you prefer (EPUB, MOBI) and I'll send it through.
    Best wishes,

  2. Congratulations to the winners. I found all of the nominations interesting. Thank you.

  3. I have read the book. Crazy stuff ! There was only one author in USA who could write such crazy stuff.Hence I suspect that Eric Harding was none other than HSK !!

  4. I bought a copy of the reprint, I enjoyed it but as you noted there are some very unPC stereo-types. There is one clue that is given to the detective not given to the reader but it is heavily hinted at, so it does play fair.