Friday, June 12, 2015

June 12th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We've made it to Friday.  As our reward, it's time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring a book I actually finished up on Wednesday, Snow White Red-Handed by Maia Chance.  This is the first in the Fairy Tale Fatal Mysteries.




My review will be up next week, most likely on Tuesday, but here's a spoiler for you - I LOVED IT!  Can't wait for the sequel in September.

Shall we get to the quotes?  Here's how it begins:

Miss Ophelia Flax was neither a professional confidence trickster nor a lady's maid, but she'd played both on the stage.  In desperate circumstances like these, that would have to do.

Since page 56 is the start of a new chapter and setting the scene for the action about to take place, I'm going to take the last couple of lines from page 55 instead.

She seesawed the case back between two antique iron-girded trunks.
There.  She brushed off her hands.  Inspector Schubert would never, ever find it.

That's it for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.

UPDATE:  On a completely different topic, I was interviewed today over at Daniellaark.  I hope you'll stop by and read it.

18 comments:

  1. I like the beginning. And as you say this is great, well, I am leaning in the direction of "willing to try it." Here here.

    My book beginning lives here if you're interested: http://www.bookpunks.com/so-it-begins-blood-meridian-by-cormac-mccarthy/

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  2. I like those snippets. They definitely make me want to read more.

    Check out my 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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    1. They were a couple of good ones this week, weren't they?

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  3. This story does sound like fun. I've been in the mood for a mystery lately and will have to look for it. Check out my 56s and BBs at 21 and 22 on Freda's linky. Happy reading!

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    1. This would be a great mystery to try if you are in the mood.

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  4. This has been on my TBR since it first came out. Glad you enjoyed it and can't wait for your review!

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    1. That's how long it spent on my TBR pile as well. Glad I finally got it bumped to the top so I could read it.

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  5. Ooh, love the build-up and suspense of the excerpts. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES”

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  6. Ophelia Flax sounds like a fascinating character. I'm wondering how she's going to use her stage experience in this mystery. Sounds like trouble.
    My Friday post features Widow’s Tears.

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    1. The trouble is just getting started with those excerpts. But it's the good kind of trouble because it's fun for us.

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  7. I've been wanting to read this one. I guess I need to get it before the new one comes out. Thanks, Mark!

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    1. Yes, better get it moved up the TBR pile quickly. It's well worth it.

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  8. Sounds like a fun and mysterious retelling.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. It's not a retelling as much as using elements from the story to craft a mystery. The result is a lot of fun.

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  9. I have this one on my wish list. Sounds like another fun one:)

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/12/the-friday-56-65-the-scale/

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