Showcase Sunday #67 – The One with ALL THE BOOKS!

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Showcase Sunday! Just a brief warning, this week’s haul is massive. And by that I mean it’s an insane amount. I’ve never showcased such a huge amount of books in one day (and probably never will) so apologies for the lengthy post!

But before you think I completely lost it and went on a crazy shopping spree, I’ll tell you how it all happened. I was on Twitter (as usual) sometime in December and saw that Killer Reads, HarperCollins UK’s crime related website, was doing a huge Christmas giveaway. Each day Kate and Katie gave away a certain book, box set or other book related goodies, including a T-shirt and a The Shining Girls themed USB stick with a signed view-master. At the end of the 12-day-long giveaway they revealed that there would be a grand prize, which included ALL the books they gave away in the previous 12 days, as well as a Kindle.

And the lucky winner who won all those crime goodies was me.

I still can’t quite believe it. I’ve never won or got so many books all at once! Crime is my favourite genre so I cannot even tell you how excited I was (and still am) by seeing so many wonderful books all in one place.

Killer Reads book prize 1

Killer Reads book prize 1
Killer Reads book prize 3
Killer Reads prize 4

Killer Reads prize 5

I know. It’s insane. I literally spent at least half an hour standing before these piles just staring at them. I normally read somewhere between 55-65 books a year so this is pretty much an entire year’s worth of books for me. :| A massive thank you to the Killer Reads team for this amazing prize, you’ve made my year! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Don't Stand So Close by Luana LewisDon’t Stand So Close

I also got a review copy during the week – Transworld asked me if I wanted to take part in the official blog tour in February and since this book has been on my wish list since last year, of course I couldn’t say no. If it sounds like something you’d enjoy then make sure to check back in a few weeks’ time because I’ll have a few copies to give away to a few lucky winners.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

70 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #67 – The One with ALL THE BOOKS!”

  1. That’s a huge haul! And made all the better by the fact that you won it. I too would have stood there just staring for a while. I hope you enjoy working your way through those books.
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  2. Wow that’s a lot books! Congrats on the win and I hope you enjoy reading them all :)
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  3. Nikki says:

    Well that’ll keep you occupied for a while! Congratulations on the win!
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    • Vicky says:

      I know! They’ll probably keep me busy for the rest of this year, what with work and my review copies as well. Thanks, Nikki! Hope you had a nice weekend. x

  4. Wow… I mean, seriously, WOW!!! (Especially as I know that you love your Agatha Christie).

    All of the Christie Books plus The Shining Girls are currently on my Wish List.

    I think that you’ll have many hours of happy reading.
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    • Vicky says:

      I’m pretty sure I will! And yes, I know! I’ve actually read most of these Christie books but quite a long time ago (with the exception of The Mysterious Affair at Styles) so I wouldn’t mind reading them again. Also, these are all reissues and the covers are just stunning.

  5. Wow! That is an insane amount of books! Congrats on winning the grand prize! :D
    The Key and The Tower both sound amazing! I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Game trilogy, so I hope it’s good! I still need to get around to reading The Shining Girls because it sounds brilliant.
    Great haul, Vicky! I hope you have fun working your way through all of these books :)
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  6. Oh wow, congratulations! That’s 2014 all sorted, right there ;)

    Enjoy!!
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    • Vicky says:

      My thoughts exactly! :) And it’s all crime fiction which makes it… well, pretty much perfect. Hope you guys had a lovely time in Australia!

  7. Natalie says:

    I’d be jumping for joy if I won that!!! Wow, congrats!!! An amazing haul and I hope you enjoy them all.
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  8. I was SO EXCITED to hear you won these books because I know how much you LOVE Crime and I’m so happy it was you :) I hope you enjoy them!

    And guess what? We are blog tour buddies for Don’t Stand So Close :D *High 5*

    I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

    Megan xxxxxx
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    • Vicky says:

      Aw, that’s so sweet of you – thanks, hun! I know, I love crime so I was soooo happy when I realized I won! I still can’t believe it.

      Are we? Yay!!! :) Have you started reading it yet? (If yes, is it any good?)

      Have a great week! xxxx

  9. My goodness what a mega mega haul! Huge congrats on being the winner of all those books. What a wonderful surprise :)

    Have an awesome Sunday

    Laura xx
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  10. All the crime books! They look amazing, what a fantastic prize, I’m delighted for you. The Agatha Christie collection is my favourite but I also love the look of The Shining Girls and Little Girls Lost.
    I read Don’t Stand So Close a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it.
    Happy reading Vicky :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh, was it any good then? I’m really looking forward to reading that one. :D The Shining Girls is supposed to be great, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it!

  11. Oh wow!! Lucky much? I’ll fight you for the Christie’s ;)
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  12. Veronica says:

    OMG! You are so lucky! I need to check some of those books out. There are so many! I can’t wait to read your reviews on them. Couldn’t think of anyone better than you to own all those crime/mystery novels. :) Enjoy
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  13. Pili says:

    What a massive haul!! That sounds like a brilliant Xmas gift! Congrats on winning the giveaway!
    My eye has been caught mostly by the Agatha Christie pile, of course!

    Happy reading!!
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  14. Jessica @ a GREAT read says:

    OMG that’s a LOT of books! Those are all entirely new to me, but I hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  15. I’d die of happiness for a mail like this! :D So many goodies! Agatha of Course, yay, and Koontz! I am excited to start his novels, I heard so much about them. :)
    Happy reading!
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  16. Congratulations, Vicky! It’s a really huge, huge haul. I hope you’ll enjoy all of them. Seems like great books. There are some amazing thrillers. I’m sure you need new bookshelf now :) Happy reading!!!
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  17. Nice way to start off the year, Vicky! Enjoy all your new books!
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  18. Kelsey says:

    That is so awesome that you won those, especially since you love crime books! I hope you really enjoy all of them too :)
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  19. OMG!! Congrats! How amazing! (But where in the world are you going to put them all? lol)
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  20. Cayce says:

    OMG, what a HUGE win!!! So many amazing looking books, and an Agatha Christie box set!!! *jelly* Congrats! You’re one lucky girl :)
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  21. Ellie says:

    There seems even more than it seemed when you shared on Twitter. What an amazing prize for you.
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  22. Holy crap! Congrats to you! I’d love to win a giveaway like that … lucky you! And that’s funny that it’ll pretty much fill your quota for books this year. It’s perfect! :)
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  23. Brooke says:

    Holy smokes, woman! I don’t even know what to say! That’s book crazy right there! It’s so PRETTY! LOL! Enjoy them all. I bet you’re ready to hunker down and just bury yourself in reading!
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  24. Wow, congratulations! That is wonderful and what a nice start to the new year. :)

  25. Brittany says:

    Congrats Vicky! That sure is the mother load in books you got there.
    Hope you can find time to read them all soon. :)
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  26. Rachel says:

    I LOVE Agatha Christie, and I have and have read almost every book she wrote. I joined a club several years ago that featured her books in a leather bound with beautifully designed front and back pages. Marbling I think they call it. Anyhow, I got most of them through that. The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd is quite a little mind spin! Congrats on winning such a large amount of crime reads! :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks, Rachel! And I wish you lived a little bit closer – I have a feeling we’d get along really well. :) Christie is one of my favourite authors and I’ve been collecting her books for a couple of years. I’ve only read about 30-40 but it’s only a matter of time…

      And The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd is actually one of my favourites! I LOVED the twist.

  27. Wow. That is one epic haul!!! Hope you enjoy them all.
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  28. Leah says:

    Awwww congratulations! That’s amazing! I’m especially jealous of the Dean Koontz books. They look awesome. Enjoy :)

    xx
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  29. WOW. Ooooh The Shining Girls is SO GOOD. I have the first in Simon Toyne’s trilogy but haven’t read it but they sound fantastic too. I have yet to read anything by Koontz and I’ve decided that his Odd books are going to be my first reads. Might try it on audio. And look at all those Agatha Christie books! That is such an amazing amount of books, congrats! And happy reading. :D
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  30. Celine says:

    Wooooow, that is one crazy prize! You’ll enjoy this one for years.
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  31. Beckie says:

    Holy moley! That’s a whole LOT of awesomeness! Congrats on winning so many great books. ;) I haven’t been entered any giveaway as of late not sure why but seeing your haul makes me want to again. hehe

    Hope you enjoy reading them all. I recently started reading Crime Novels. I find I love a good thriller.

    – Beckie
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  32. Nice haul of horror books. Some of these look really good. I’m not familiar with a lot of these…

    Grace
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  33. You are beyond lucky! What and amazing prize! I hope you enjoy every single one of them :)
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  34. Congratulations on winning!! That is an awesome grand prize!

  35. Oh my goodness, how lucky are you?! Looks like you’ll have lots of happy reading ahead!

  36. Erin says:

    I’d be delighted to win all those too – quite a haul! You have some great crime reading ahead for you.
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  37. maria helena says:

    Wow, those book stacks looks amazing! Congratulations! (I’m just a little jealous right now)
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  38. Megan says:

    What a massive book haul! I think I would keel over and die if i ever won so many books at once. Have much fun reading.

  39. Megan says:

    Wowser! That is an amazing prize! Lucky you! I know you are going to love these new additions!
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  40. Henrietta says:

    Wow – I’m so happy that you won such grand prize!! Seeing the Poirot novels that you showcased totally makes me want to bribe my friend to lend me his Agatha Christie collection. Have fun reading these goodies. :D
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