Friday, July 3, 2015

July 3rd's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Welcome all, to this three day weekend edition of Book Beginning and Friday 56.  I am currently working on Fatal Reservations by Lucy Burdette.  In fact, I'm hoping to finish it with my holiday.




This is the sixth in the Key West Food Critic Mysteries.  I am discovering just how much I love this character and setting since I am so thrilled to be visiting them again.

So here's how the latest mystery begins:

The first time Miss Gloria almost died, she came out of the hospital rigid with fear.
The second time, just before Christmas, she came out fighting.

Jumping ahead to page 56, we get:

Then I went back outside, clamping down on the thoughts that were whirling in my mind so I could concentrate on getting my cargo home safely.

That's it for this week.  Have a safe and fun 4th for those of you in the US.  Everyone else have a great 4th, too, even if it isn't a holiday.  :)

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great cozy mystery series. I hope you enjoy it and have a great holiday weekend!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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    1. I did enjoy it. Have a great holiday weekend yourself.

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  2. A food critics mystery. That is funny in itself because isn't that part of his job? Figuring out what the good restaurants are is like uncovering a mystery. Ha!

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    1. I hadn't thought about that, but you do make a very good point.

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  3. Another series I keep meaning to start! Glad you think it's a good one!

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    1. Definitely start it. You'll be glad you did.

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  4. I really enjoyed this book. The whole series is great. I would love for you to visit me at http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've read the entire series in the last year and a half, and I've really been enjoying them.

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  5. Sounds like an interesting read. Here is mine
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2015/07/friday-56-6.html?zx=c9948a71384218e8

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  6. I haven't heard of this series before. I'm glad you are enjoying it. I have a romance this week. Happy reading!

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    1. I am sorry I waited until last year to start it. It's a fun series.

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  7. I like coming out fighting. :)

    ENJOY the book and your weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  8. I always love returning to a book-setting that you're so familiar with that it feels like home. That's why I was so ecstatic every time a Harry Potter book came out, it was a genuine return! Ok, childhood nostalgia over ;) This sounds like a really fun read and the beginning makes you really interested in this Miss Gloria! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend/holiday!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Yes, the Harry Potter books are the perfect example of a fictional setting being so real it feels like home. Now I want to revisit Hogwarts!

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  9. A whole series of mysteries sounds awesome! Happy Friday!
    Here is my Friday 56:
    http://missdothacker.blogspot.com/2015/07/friday-56-angelbound-angelbound-origins.html

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  10. I love culinary mysteries, so I'd probably enjoy this series a lot.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes, if you like culinary mysteries, you need to check these out.

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