ARTHUR AND GEORGE, THE WIDOWER Featured In This Week’s Giveaway

This week CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering up a chance to win DVDs of ARTHUR AND GEORGE and THE WIDOWER




Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) stars as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in a three-part MASTERPIECE Mystery! adaptation of the novel by Julian Barnes. Outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor, the famed author uses the methods of his own fictional detective to get at the truth. Co-starring are Arsher Ali (The Missing) as George Edalji; and Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey) as Alfred Wood, Sir Arthur’s real-life “Dr. Watson.”

The Sunday Telegraph (London) proclaimed that Arthur & George is, “thoroughly enjoyable … Clunes proves exceptionally winning as the widowed writer and sometime crusader for justice, Arthur Conan Doyle.”

Based on true events, Arthur & George is adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.


The Widower is the 3-part true story of Malcolm Webster — an infamous wife-killer who marries, and then attempts to kill, a succession of woman to mask his debts and cash in on their life insurance policies. Webster, a nurse by profession, is on the surface, a perfect gentleman. Well-­spoken, personable and oozing with charm, he marries first wife, Claire Morris, in 1993. However, a year after her dream wedding, Claire is dead — the apparent victim of a tragic road accident. What no one knows at the time is that Webster has spent the entire marriage plying his unsuspecting wife with sedatives. He aims to keep her in a constant state of fatigue and drowsiness to prevent her from questioning his wild spending habits or mounting debts. But with his debtors closing in on him, he decides to silence his wife once and for all  by killing her in a staged car accident that will pay him a life insurance policy that will resolve his financial difficulties.



To be entered in the drawing shoot an email over to Jon? (remove the question mark) And put CONTEST in the subject line. Also please put your address in the body of the email.

We will pick the winners on October 14th.

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