Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

The week is finally ending, so that means it is time for this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.  (And is it just me, or are the weeks getting much much longer these days?)

This week I've started my third and final Halloween book for the year, A Biscuit, a Casket by Liz Mugavero.




This is the second in her Pawsitively Organic Mystery series, and I'm enjoying it much more than the first.  The first was setting things in motion, but with that background laid, it's much easier to dive in and enjoy the characters and story this time around.

And it has a killer opening:

The chain saw appeared out of nowhere, its wide arc narrowly missing the top of Stan Connor's head.

See what I mean?

And this is a tantalizing potential clue from page 56:

Stan thought about that.  A family heirloom as the weapon.  Was that symbolic or coincidental?

I'm not quite half way through myself, so even I don't know the answer to that question yet.

20 comments:

  1. I remember these scenes. I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to your review when you've finished.
    Here is my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/24/the-friday-56-42-a-zombie-holiday-trilogy/

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed it, too. Still plugging along - about 100 pages to go and still loving it.

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  2. Oh my what an opening! Automatically puts you on the edge of your seat! Hope you continue to enjoy and happy Friday! :)

    Here's my book beginning this week!

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    1. Wasn't that beginning just perfect? I smiled as I read it, knowing it would be great for this.

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  3. I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to her next.

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    1. I'm already looking forward to the next one, too.

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  4. I do always find that the first books in series have a lot of work to do, which slows them down! I hope that chainsaw isn't the family heirloom because that would be...interesting! The beginning definitely catches your attention right away! Thanks for sharing :) hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Some first books are better than the second. And sometimes the series gets stronger in the second. This is definitely a case of the latter.

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  5. The book's cover would tempt me to buy it. Then there's that great opening. I'm glad you're enjoying the series.
    I'm featuring the first book in a series today: Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind.

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    1. Give in to temptation. If you love pets, you'll love this one.

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  6. Oh my...what an adorable cover. I love it.

    THANKS for sharing. You always have the cutest cozies, but a chainsaw? Hmmmm...wonder what they will do with it. Oh dear...should I even venture a guess?

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Venture a guess. And then pick up the book and see if you're right.

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  7. Looks fun and festive for this time of year!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. It's perfect for this time of year - that's for sure.

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  8. Interesting opening. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:
    NYZE@everythingnyze

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. This sure doesn't sound like the cozy mystery I was thinking it would be. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes - Freeblood by Marny Copal

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    1. Actually, it is. That first line is a bit of a fun opening, but it isn't an indication of things to come.

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  10. This series is on my TBR and I'm looking forward to trying it. It's good to know that the 2nd is better than the first. That way if I don't love the 1st I'll know to keep reading. What a beginning! The excerpt is definitely a teaser as well. Looking forward to finding out more!

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    1. I enjoyed the first or I wouldn't have continued the series. But I felt like there were some first book mistakes. They've been cleaned up here, and it's left me looking forward to the next one.

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