Friday, March 20, 2015

March 20th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Time again for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

I've got a treat for you today - Wouldn't It Be Deadly by D. E. Ireland.




This is the first in a series about Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins.  It finds the duo having to play detective after the events of the play we all know.  I just finished it tonight, and it was a pure delight.  My review will be up Tuesday with more details.

For now, let's get to that first line:

The shadowy hallway seemed as black as the heart of Jack the Ripper.

Jumping to page 56, we find this bit of dialogue:

"That bastard Nepo you work for.  I been there twice this mornin' banging on 'is door, but 'e ain't got the knockers to open."

And yes, I did choose one of the few lines of dialogue and characters who speaks with enough of an accent they write it that way.

One day of work and then a two day ultimate Frisbee tournament.  Hope you have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot of fun.

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    1. It was, wasn't it? Can't wait for the sequel.

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  2. Fun premise for a series, the street savvy and the ton make good partners in these books because they can go anywhere. Here's my post. http://ebogie.blogspot.com/2015/03/book-beginnings-page-56-shepherdess-of.html

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    1. Yes, both Eliza and Higgins brought something interesting to the mix. I enjoyed that about the book.

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  3. That is one extremely dark hallway! I love the play and especially the relationship between Eliza and Higgins, so this one could be right up my alley! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday Post 
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. They went on to further describe the hallway, and it was pretty dark, alright.

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  4. What an interesting idea for a mystery. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is something different as far as ideas go, isn't it?

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  5. This is on my TBR. The premise itself just looks so fun and I love the excerpts. Can't wait to read it!

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  6. It would be fun to see Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins again. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy! Good luck in your ultimate Frisbee tournament.
    My Friday post features THE SNOW CHILD.

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    1. I'm not the biggest fan of the musical, but I really had fun revisiting them.

      The tournament will be a blast. It always is.

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  7. I like the Friday 56. I would like to start this series of cozies.

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    1. It's a good one. I'm really looking forward to the second, that's for sure.

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  8. This seems like a book I would enjoy, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Well, I wouldn't want to walk down that hallway. That's pretty dark.

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    1. Yes it is. And it paints quite the picture, doesn't it?

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  10. Sounds like a really fun read!
    Happy weekend!

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  11. This sounds like so much fun! That cover is awesome! :)

    Check out my 56 with Book Beginnings.

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  12. Love the title and the cover.

    Sounds like a perfect read.

    ENJOY your day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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