Friday, June 19, 2015

June 19th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We made it to another Friday!  Time once again for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week's book is Bless Her Dead Little Heart by Miranda James.




I'm about a third of the way into the book, and so far I'm really enjoying it.

Here is how it begins:

Miss An'gel Ducote fixed her houseguest with a gimlet eye.  "I expect you to behave like a proper gentleman while you're here."

And from page 56:

Her mouth suddenly felt dry.  "I'm glad you're here."  She hesitated over her next words.  "It might not have been an accident."

Of course, being a murder mystery, what do you think the odds are that it was an accident.  Yeah, that's what I thought as well.

20 comments:

  1. Loving the cover. Sounds like a great book top

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  2. I haven't read this one yet, but have only heard great things about it. Give me a visit when you get the chance ... http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/06/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its_18.html

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    1. I'm a little surprised you have read this one yet. I figured you would have been all over it by now.

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  3. Love the cover and title. This week I am spotlighting First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. It's been on TBR mountain for a while. Happy reading!

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    1. Always nice to get a book of the TBR mountain, isn't it?

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  4. A doggie and a kittie on the cover! I do love animal characters and that title is killing me. LOL

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/19/the-friday-56-66-mayhem-in-margaux/

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    1. It is a great play on an expression, isn't it?

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  5. A "gimlet eye"! I love that description! And I'm glad there's a dog along with that cat on the cover.
    Hope you can stop by. http://evilverlordthoughts.com

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    1. The dog is a very minor character in the book, I'm afraid, but I really did like all the dog and cat characters.

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  6. Being a Southern lady myself, I know I'd enjoy this Southern Ladies Mystery! I'm guessing that's sweet tea on the cover and that the accident really was a murder. After all, it's a cozy.
    My Friday post features What I Remember Most.

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    1. I'd be shocked if that wasn't sweet tea on the cover since they were talking about it over the course of the book. I rather assumed that's what it was even before I read the book, in fact.

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  7. Love the opener and the cover. Sounds like a fun mystery.

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  8. I don't get murder mystery, but I am intrigued by her shady guest. LOL
    Happy weekend!

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    1. And how would you feel if I told you that shady guest was a cat? Don't worry, there are plenty of shady human characters, too.

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  9. I've read the first in the series and am curious to read more of this one. I definitely don't think it was an accident either!

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    1. I am woefully behind on Miranda James's books.

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  10. Of course it's not an accident .... what's the fun in that? ;)

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    1. Where's the fun, the plot, the mystery.... ;)

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