Friday, January 5, 2018

January 5th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

It's the first Friday of 2018.  Must be time to celebrate with Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm highlighting The Linking Rings by John Gaspard.

This is the fourth in his Eli Marks series with features a magician as the detective.  And this book takes the core trio to London, as you can tell from the opening.

There were many attractions I had hoped to see on my first visit to London.  The inner workings of the city's jail system had not been one of them.
Especially on day one.

Since I read an electronic ARC, here's from 56% into the book.

"Well, that was a complete waste of my time, and theirs," Harry said, not for the first time in the past few minutes.

The book actually comes out on the 16th, and I will have a review up that day.  How do I know?  It's already scheduled.  I do hope you'll come back.


  1. Love your organisation skills!

    I'm featuring my Goodreads Group Read of the month: : A Snowflake's Chance in Hell. Join us :)

  2. I have't read anything by this author yet. I’d love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

  3. This sounds good. I haven't heard of the series but that beginning makes me want to add it to my wishlist immediately. This week I'm reading The English Wife by Lauren Willig. Happy reading!

  4. A magician as a detective...sounds like a fun read :) I wonder how they ended up in the city's jail system. I'll have to check out your review later!

  5. That beginning has me wondering what the heck they did to get jailed on day one?! Great snippets! Happy weekend!

  6. I love that beginning! Sounds like the trip is not going as planned. I haven't come across this series before but sounds like I need to look for it.

  7. Huh, a magician who's a detective. That sounds fun and different. I'll be watching for your review.

    My Friday 56 from Murder On New Year's Eve