Friday, December 13, 2013

December 13th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Hey, it's Friday the 13th.  What better way to celebrate than with Book Beginning and Friday 56 (which is celebrating 3 years in its current home with a giveaway.  Congrats!).

Today, I'm featuring Brush with Death , the fifth in the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries by Karen MacInerney.  I expect to be finishing the book today with a review up hopefully next week (I'm falling behind on my reviews).


And the book starts off like this:

I'd heard it said that "life imitates art more than art imitates life," and as I stirred a bowl of chocolate cookie batter and looked out the window at the frozen, glistening world, I found myself wondering if it was true.

Skipping ahead of page 56 (a short page due to a chapter break) we find:

"I haven't told him yet," I said.
"Better do it soon," she said.  "Or else he'll read about it in the paper."

Have a great weekend.  Me?  I've got to get started on my Christmas shopping!

10 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great cosy mystery... And nice teaser on p56. Good luck with that shopping!

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    1. Thanks. I'm going to need good luck with that shopping. :)

      I've really been enjoying the book. Can't wait to see how it ends.

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  2. Thanks Mark, for the congrats!! Thank you for being a regular participant!
    I've not heard of this series before, but I love a good cozy.
    That is a fantastic beginning! Pulls you right in with something to ponder...
    And the 56, very intriguing!

    Happy weekend!

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    1. I was actually pretty happy when I found that exchange on page 56.

      Thanks for hosting every week.

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    2. Your mention of the giveaway in this post made you the lucky winner! Congratulations! Please check your email.

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    3. Well, I'm glad I mentioned the giveaway in that case.

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  3. I love mysteries...this series sounds good. THANKS for sharing. Will be looking for your review.

    I try to write my reviews as I go along so they are pretty much completed when I am done with book...no stress then to hurry up and write the review. :)

    I didn't have time to post a book beginnings so I am leaving a link to another fun post you may want to check out.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    What Would You Give Your Book Character For Christmas?

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    1. I write the reviews as I finish the books. I'm just a little behind on polishing and posting them.

      I read lots of cozies, hope you find some you like around here.

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  4. I've been wanting to read that cozy series. Sounds good!

    My Friday post is here.

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    1. It's a very fun series. If you like cozies, you really need to check it out.

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