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What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
Chicken Little

What are you reading right now?
Two books: non fiction, "The Sword of Carthage" by Vaughn Heppner
fiction, Devil's Lair, by David Wisehart

What is the last thing you Googled?
How to get rid of Giant Salvinia. (hey, you asked.)
What makes you cringe?
Someone hurting animals or children.

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Murder Takes Time BannerJoin Giacomo Giammatteo as he tours the blogosphere June 18 – August 31,2012 with his mystery/suspense novel Murder Takes Time! Giacomo has agreed to give away an iPad 3, a Kindle Fire, and a $50 Gift Certificate (payable by Paypal). The iPad3 and Kindle Fire winners will be determined by Rafflecopter and the gift certificate will go to the person who comments the most during his 2 month tour.  If there is a tie, the winner will be chosen through!

Giacomo GiammatteoAbout Giacomo Giammatteo

I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.
Somehow I survived the transition to adulthood, but when my kids were young I left the Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues from all over. At last count we had 41 animals—12 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 26 pigs.
Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.
Since this is a bio some of you might wonder what I do. By day I am a headhunter, scouring the country for top talent to fill jobs in the biotech and medical device industry. In the evening I help my wife tend the animals, and at night—late at night—I turn into a writer.
Go check out the website: Look around, click some links, and, if you’ve got time, tell me what you think. Contact me at

About Murder Takes Time

A string of brutal murders has bodies piling up in Brooklyn, and Detective Frankie Donovan knows what is going on. Clues left at the crime scenes point to someone from the old neighborhood, and that isn’t good.
Frankie has taken two oaths in his life—the one he took to uphold the law when he became a cop, and the one he took with his two best friends when they were eight years old and inseparable.
Those relationships have forced Frankie into many tough decisions, but now he faces the toughest one of his life; he has five murders to solve and one of those two friends is responsible. If Frankie lets him go, he breaks the oath he took as a cop and risks losing his job. But if he tries to bring him in, he breaks the oath he kept for twenty-five years—and risks losing his life.
In the neighborhood where Frankie Donovan grew up, you never broke an oath.

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  1. Thank you for the contest!

  2. Great giveaway! I loved Chicken Little as a child. I was actually in the play in Kindergarten!


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