Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We've made it to another Friday!  So let's get the final work day of the week started with Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'll be pulling quotes from Drizzled with Death by Jessie Crockett.  Yes, a maple syrup themed cozy mystery series.  Just when I think they've found all the topics they can cover, they pull out a few more.


And here is how the book begins:

I knew as soon as I lied to my mother, the night would turn out badly.

And jumping ahead to page 56, we find:

I was a bit worried about my leisure time in the upcoming summer.  What if by some miracle Piper managed to net the kangaroo with [the hammock] and the kangaroo struggled free, tearing a huge hole right through the side?

Yes, you did read that right, a kangaroo.  It's part of a subplot that brings a lot of great humor to the book.

I actually finished the book on Wednesday, and my review is right here if you want to read more about the book.

24 comments:

  1. Is there a chocolate waffle murder mystery? Because I'd definitely read that! When I was younger, lying to my parents was such a tense thing whereas now I understand the beauty of a white lie. Kangaroos and maple syrup, how are those too related? Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. There isn't a chocolate waffle murder mystery series. Or any waffle series. But it's only a matter of time, I'm sure.

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  2. This one is in my TBR. Love the kangaroo bit. Shelley's Book Case did her F56 from the second book in this series!

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    1. The second one just came out this month, so I'm not surprised someone else is reading that one. I'm just a bit behind (but what else is new).

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  3. I'm curious on the kangaroo/maple syrup connection. I'll have to keep my eye out for this series just so I can see how a series is made around maple syrup. Do love the excerpts though!

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    1. The kangaroo bit is part of a sub-plot, and that sub-plot proves to be plenty of fun.

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  4. You are correct about the range and depth of topics in cozy mysteries. This one sounds like fun. Happy reading!

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    1. It really was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to book two.

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  5. I didn't realize kangaroos are so strong. I've been hypnotized by that front pocket.:) I like the title of the cozy.

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    1. Yeah, they are actually quite strong, especially their kick.

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  6. Sounds like a quirky (and fun) cozy series. Love the cover on this one! You're right -- it's hard to imagine a theme that hasn't been used.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE.

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    1. Quirky and fun is actually a fairly good description of this one. It was certainly both.

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  7. Another cozy I've been dying to read and I have it waiting in my TBR. It sounds so good.

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    1. You need to get it out of your TBR pile. And I actually can't believe I got to a book before you did.

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  8. Wonder what she lied about. Why did she feel she had to lie? Is her mother a woman who lacks understanding?

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    1. All that and more revealed in the first few pages if you pick up the book.... ;)

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  9. LOL @ the 56. It could happen. :-)

    Happy weekend!

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    1. It very easily could happen. If I enjoyed the hammock, I'd be worried, too.

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  10. Both cracked me up! I'm addicted to cozy mysteries. I'll be grabbing this one!
    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/07/18/the-friday-56-28-rescue-me-maybe-by-jackie-bouchard/

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    1. Enjoy. From the sounds of things, I bet you will.

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  11. What an AWESOME cover. I am chuckling at the table filled with all those pancakes.

    Looks like another terrific cozy.

    ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Berkley does some wonderful covers, don't they? I really liked this one, too.

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  12. Kangaroo? You don't read about those every day :D

    My BB and 56 :) 

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