The Countess was a surprise hit for me when I read and reviewed it here last November. Erzsébet Báthory was the 16th-century Hungarian noblewoman for whom the term "bloodbath" could have been coined—rumors had it that she killed hundreds of her female servants and bathed in their blood—but Johns' novel is more of a creepy exploration of her psyche than a gory recounting of her supposed exploits. Read it and see how much you believe of her first-person story.
One copy is up for grabs. Please leave a comment on this post to enter; deadline Monday, October 17th, so that you should hopefully have it in time for Halloween. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Good luck to all!