WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY | The Severed Streets – Paul Cornell

I just got home from vacation and I’m fairly exhausted. I have to work in the morning, and I’m not in the mood to write a review.

Therefore, GIVEAWAY.

Last week the good people at Tor sent me two hardback copies of The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell. I really only need to read one. That leaves me with one extra book in a series I am absolutely in love with, and a bunch of readers who I want to share my love with.

Therefore, GIVEAWAY.

Here are the rules:

1) Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. 


2) You have until midnight, Mountain Standard Time to enter on Wednesday, June 4. 

3) You can enter once, and you can enter by leaving a comment on this post. 

4) The winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond to my email before I choose someone else. 

If you need a reminder, The Severed Streets is the second book in Paul Cornell’s Shadow Police series. Here’s the blurb:

Desperate to find a case to justify the team’s existence, with budget cuts and a police strike on the horizon, Quill thinks he’s struck gold when a cabinet minister is murdered by an assailant who wasn’t seen getting in or out of his limo. A second murder, that of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, presents a crime scene with a message… identical to that left by the original Jack the Ripper.

The new Ripper seems to have changed the MO of the old completely: he’s only killing rich white men. The inquiry into just what this supernatural menace is takes Quill and his team into the corridors of power at Whitehall, to meetings with MI5, or ‘the funny people’ as the Met call them, and into the London occult underworld. They go undercover to a pub with a regular evening that caters to that clientele, and to an auction of objects of power at the Tate Modern.

Meanwhile, the Ripper keeps on killing and finally the pattern of those killings gives Quill’s team clues towards who’s really doing this.

Good luck to all who enter. May the odds be ever in your favor (or however that’s supposed to go).

61 Responses

  • …, an international giveaway, nice…..btw, did you start reading the book?… is it so far?…..

  • Sounds like a great read! Would love to add it to my collection.

  • Oh I’d love to win this for Wiebe as he absolutely adored London Falling (which I still need to read).

    Also, I take it the comp runs until JUNE 4th, not May? 😉

  • Fraser

    There seems to be time travel required, but I will enter anyway. It will be months before the copy I have ordered arrives in Australia so I could give that one away when it arrives.

  • Georgina

    I’m new to your blog and love it! I’ve never read Paul Cornell, but I like the genre.

  • Robert Junker

    Thank you for the oppprtunity.

  • Jade Goncalves

    I’d love to win a copy of The Severed Streets . This sounds like a wonderful story. 🙂

  • Kristijan R.

    I adored London Falling and bought The Severed Streets immediately it came out as an ebook. Loving it so far… 🙂

  • Marty Lloyd

    I’ve loved Paul’s comic book work for some time and have thoroughly enjoyed what prose I have read. He’s also a super nice guy! Would love to wina copy of Severed Streets!

  • Shaun Burton

    I recently picked up London Falling and I’m really enjoying it. Looking forward to reading Severed Streets.

  • Markus

    Hi man! Nice that you have an international give away!

  • Janne

    Wow, love the worldwide giveaways 🙂

  • Finally an international giveaway! Count me in. Have never read a Paul Cornell’s. Got to start somewhere, I think, don’t you? 🙂

  • Jordan

    I would like one book please.

  • Josh Preece

    Pick me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Linda Tokuda

    Sounds great going to have to go get London Falling

  • D Dyer

    This book is on my list. I’d love a copy.

  • FredG

    Count me in.

  • Andreea

    Oh, me, pretty please…

  • Grant Greene

    Book? Book!

  • celeste

    Thanks for the giveaway!! 😀

  • StevenE
  • ConalO

    This sounds great!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Lis

    Fingers crossed. I am really looking forward to reading Severed Streets currently waiting for the local library to get it in.

  • Narianna

    WOW, an incredibly generous offer for a book thats on my TBR list for months.

  • Yes please! I loved ‘London Falling’. How are finding it so far?

  • Rob Lewis

    Enjoyed the first book very much – looking forward to (hopefully) a long run!

  • Thanks for the chance, going to pick this one up win or lose!

  • Andy

    Hi! I loved London Falling and have been looking forward to this one. Good luck everyone! (Especially me;-)) Cheers!

  • SteveF

    Paul is a masterful story teller so even if SS is half as good as its predecessor it’ll be well worth a read – apparently it’s beter!

  • Greg

    Thanks for the chance. The first book was great, and been waiting for months for the sequel to come out.

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  • Jeffrey Carter

    Always happy to own and read another book.

  • Phil Hansen

    Would love to win!

  • JanArrah

    Wait.. you have to be a resident of planet Earth or do you just have to have an Earth address? I’m going to assume the latter, so I can receive the book. Lol

  • I’d love to give that a look.

  • Love London Falling, would enjoy Severed Streets a lot I think. And so I enter the competition.

  • David B

    Yea-ha! Come let me win! Wooohoohoo!!!!

  • Andrés

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Phil Fenerty

    Hi! Thanks for the contest, I enjoyed London Falling and am looking forwards to this one. Cheers!

  • Can’t wait to read this one!!

  • James Kirman

    Loved the first book (and all Pauls novels) a free copy of this would be much appreciated! 🙂

  • karl brown

    I *loved* London Falling!

  • Like the sound of this book, will have to read the first book first now 😉

  • Absolutely adored London Falling so would love the chance to win the sequel! Thanks for a great giveaway 🙂

  • Really glad you didn’t ask for a comment that was in any way apt, witty or amusing, because I’m all out. However, you are Bookworm Blues, and I claim my five pounds.

  • Hira

    it would be great if i got it!

  • As an ardent die-hard fan of your reviews & writing style I often think the giveaways are unfair – being restricted as it is to the US and Canada folks. So here’s a shout-out from the South-East of the World. Would be friggin’ awesome to win such!

  • Jelena

    When I read it a few months ago, London Falling became one of my favorite books for many reasons, one of them being “You with the tentacles, you’re nicked.”. Thank you for the worldwide giveaway and a chance to win a sequel. Cheers!

  • Davor

    This is great aouthor i love giveaway

  • luisa

    I love that cover and Paul Cornell is amazing, thanks for the chance

  • Tracey Hallmark

    Looks a great read thanks for the opportunity to win a copy most kind x

  • olivia Kirby

    Looks really exciting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I fell in love with Paul’s writing after reading London Falling, wickedly good. Can’t wait to read this piece also. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  • MTComeros

    I would love to give this book a try and add it on my book collection 🙂

  • KPMannix

    I can’t decide if I like Cornell’s novels or comic books more, so I need some more material to review to help me decide – thanks for the chance –

  • gill colling

    yes please, would love to read this , thankyou

  • Mike Bennett
  • Sounds like a good book.

  • Kasia Wianecka

    Brilliant!!!! Fingrs crossed

  • Sarah

    Sounds like a great read – would love to win!!

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