Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31st's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Can you believe it's the last day of January already?  Me neither.

Anyway, it's Friday, which means it is time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.  And I've got a two for one special this week.  Teasers from two books for the price of one post because that's how many books I've been working on this week.

Up first is Cloche and Dagger, the first Hat Shop Mystery by Jenn McKinlay.  And it starts out with:

"Scarlett Elizabeth Parker, put down the MoonPie and listen to me," Vivian Tremont ordered.

I held my cell phone away from my ear and frowned at it. How could my cousin who was almost five thousand miles away and in another country know I was eating a MoonPie?

And from page 56 we get:

There was no reply, which was not a big surprise, which I took to mean that I wasn't completely around the bend just yet.

Intrigued?  If so, please check out my review which I posted yesterday.

The other book is the book I'm currently reading, NYPD Puzzle by Parnell Hall.  It's the latest in his Puzzle Lady series and features several crossword puzzles and Sudoku that are part of the plot.  And it begins with:

"Want a job?"
Cora Felton eyed Becky Baldwin suspiciously.  "What kind of job?"
"A little detective work?"

And, jumping ahead to page 56:

The black sedan hadn't followed them past the pumps, but on the far side of the station, a car was idling in the shadows.

I'm enjoying this book.  The series can be hit or miss, but this one is pretty good.  I hope to finish it today, in fact.

12 comments:

  1. I am a cozy fan too, tho I haven't read this series. Nice choice.
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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    1. There are so many cozy series out there, it is hard to keep up with them all, isn't it?

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  2. Both books sounds neat. Read your review of Cloche and Dagger, so I need to add it to my wish list now. Happy Friday.

    http://www.thebusymomsdaily.com/2014/01/the-friday-56-week-163.html

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    1. Happy Friday to you, too. Always happy to add books to other people's to be read piles.

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  3. I haven't read any of those books :( But I like the lines you picked.
    BTW, I can't believe tomorrow will be in February
    Have a great weekend

    Ruty@THE FRIDAY 56

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    1. In cozy circles, they are fairly well known, but outside the sub-genre, I'm not surprised you haven't heard of them.

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  4. Love the quotes! Worth checking out!

    Here is my post

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    1. Well, if you do check them out, I hope you enjoy.

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  5. Both books sound like ones I'd enjoy, but Cloche and Dagger made me smile. Maybe it was the Moon Pie!
    Here's the link to my Friday post: QUILT TRIP. It's a cozy too.

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    1. I got plenty of smile out of that book while I was reading it and even a laugh or two.

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  6. You had me at moonpie! They are yummy!! ;-)

    Happy weekend!

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  7. You know, I'm not convenced I've ever had a MoonPie. I'm going to have to try one soon I can tell.

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