Friday, October 18, 2013

October 18th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Yeah!  Time for another Book Beginnings and Friday 56 to close out the week.

This week's book is Death Al Dente, the first in a new mystery series by Leslie Budewitz.  I just finished the book this evening and am hoping to have my review up tomorrow night after work.

But in the mean time, here's how it begins:

"Who put these huckleberry chocolates on the front counter?" I grabbed the stack of purple boxes crammed with gooey huckleberry-filled chocolate wannabes swathed in purple foil and shoved them onto an open shelf on the side wall next to the herbal snoose.

And from page 56 we find:

I wanted to share the Pinsky's conviction that the killer would be found, and I didn't doubt Kim's abilities.  But I could not forget - as no one in my family did - that some deaths were never explained.

Maybe I've been reading too many cozy debuts too close together, but this one didn't stand out.  There were some things I think could be great, but for the most part it felt average to me.  More in the full review tonight.

10 comments:

  1. Well, not all books can stand out like we expect. The teasers are interesting though, especially the first one.

    My teaser

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    1. It's just I had such high hopes for this one.

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  2. I don't believe I've ever heard of huckleberry chocolates! I enjoy cozy mysteries too, and one that involves chocolate sounds especially appealing to me.
    My Friday post is here:
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    1. If you haven't found the Chocoholic Mysteries, they'd be right up your ally.

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  3. Sounds fun. I wonder what huckleberries taste like??

    Happy weekend!

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    1. I've been wondering the same thing as I've read the book.

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  4. Yummy...chocolate and huckleberry...I am hungry.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. I do what I can to make people hungry. :)

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  5. I think reading too many of one book type can affect how you react. It is a nice start. Here is my Book Beginning at Mixed Book Bag

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    1. I do try to mix things up, but it does seem I have a lot of first cozies on my plate right now.

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