Saturday, April 27, 2013

Solve a Mystery and Win Canadian Money

Because that's what everybody wants, eh?  Canadian cash.

I'm still sorting out two weeks worth of emails (I know I said that last night, but... yeah, it's taking a while) and I found an email from Kobo saying they're hosting a mystery contest that could win you 5,000 loonies. That's 2,500 toonies.  That's 1,000 little blue bills with kids playing hockey on the back. In other words, $5,000.  Canadian.

That's not to say this is a Canada-only contest.  It's open to Canada, US, and UK.  Sorry, rest of the world.  You miss out on a little piece of the Great White North.

Here are the details:

April 25, 2013

Kicking off today, Readers have the opportunity to channel their inner Robert Langdon to solve puzzles by gathering clues found in three original short stories authored by J.F. Penn, available free of charge at the Kobo bookstore. A new short story will be released weekly over three week. There's more than meets the eye for players who accept `The Descent' challenge, as they are taken beyond the books to collect additional clues online that will be needed to decode the mystery. The first player to successfully solve the mystery will win a single $5,000 CAD cash prize and a Kobo Glo eReader signed by Dan Brown.

The first short story, Sins of Temptation is available now.

When the mutilated corpse of a wealthy author is found within the grounds of a stately home, the police officer sent to investigate finds a curious diary amongst the occult objects that dominate the scene. Will he uncover the author¿s secret at the ruined chapel that lies across the wasteland, and does he really want to pay the price of such knowledge? 
Throughout the contest, additional clues and guidance will be given to players through Kobo's social media channels which will help them solve the puzzle.

`The Descent' contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada (excluding Québec) and the United Kingdom, and runs from April 25 to May 14, 2013. No purchase necessary.

For more information and full contest terms & conditions, please visit the contest landing page:

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