Friday, November 14, 2014

November 14th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

I'm out of town right now with an iffy internet connection.  But I'm reading such a great book, I have to include it in Book Beginning and Friday 56.

What am I reading?  Hell on Wheels by Sue Ann Jaffarian.




This is the ninth in her Odelia Grey series, and it's one of my favorite series.  The characters are such fun and the plots are always all over the place.  If I could I'd devour these books in one sitting.  If only I had the time.

And the quotes I've got for you will prove why.

Let's start with the beginning, shall we?

The crash was not a surprise.  I saw it coming, steeling myself for the inevitable sound of metal hitting metal at a high, reckless speed.  The final impact rattled my teeth and took my breath away.  It always did.

This is a humorous mystery series, and an example of the humor is found in two short sentences on page 56.

I really need to work on my duplicity skills.  I wonder if there's an app for that?

Okay, so knowing a joke is coming might take away from the joke, but I laughed when I read that the first time around, something I rarely do with books.

I'm about half way through and loving it.  I'm sure I'll finish this weekend despite being at Bouchercon.  I can never do anything but race through the books in the series.  As a result, I'm sure my review will be up at some point next week.

14 comments:

  1. This sounds like a delightful series. The opening grabbed me--especially that last sentence--and I have to wonder what the character could possibly be doing! The Fri56 made me smile. I'll watch for your review.
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    1. Knowing the premise of the book, I had a feeling I knew what was happening in that opening scene (and I was right). But it is still quite a grabber, isn't it?

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  2. Oh this sounds fun! I love humor mixed in with mystery. The beginning is definitely intriguing!

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    1. There is a sub-plot to this one that is very fun and funny.

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  3. The beginning sounds quite hard and I really wonder what it is about, because I've never heard of this series before. But the F56 is really funny! This sounds like a fun book, hope you enjoy the rest of it! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great weekend!
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    1. You know what I'm going to say, right? To figure out the tease, you've got to read the book. :)

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  4. I see the humor. Great choice to share.

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  5. LOL on the app, but the crash doesn't sound very funny.

    I see you are enjoying the book...good to hear.

    ENJOY your weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. They are two very different quotes, aren't they?

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  6. I've never heard of this series. Sounds like light reading.
    Happy weekend!

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