Friday, August 20, 2021

August 20th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

It's Friday, once again!  Can you believe we made it?  That must mean it is time to kick things off with Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring Murder Most Fowl by Donna Andrews.

This is the latest in her long running and always entertaining Meg Langslow series.  It's long been a favorite of mine, and I know I've used it for these posts before, but the quotes are always so fun to use as teasers.

For example, here's how the book begins.  Yes, it's a long quote, but it is worth it.

I kept my eyes firmly closed and focused on breathing in and out in the slow, deliberate way that was supposed to make you feel better when you were stressed.  One...two...
"Mom," Jamie repeated.  "I know when you're doing your yoga breathing we're not supposed to interrupt you unless there's actual bleeding involved."
"Or open flames," his twin brother, Josh, added.
"But I kind of think this might qualify," Jamie went on.

See?  Doesn't that grab your attention?  Now, let's jump to page 56, where I've picked a much shorter quote:

"That's it," I said aloud.  "One seriously creepy dagger coming up."

That's all I've got for this post this week.  I'll be reviewing this book next Thursday.  

As always, have a great weekend.


  1. I haven't read this series, but I have to agree with you about the beginning. It's a great opening, and I can't help but wonder about what happened. I look forward to reading your thoughts about Murder Most Fowl. Have a great weekend! :-)

  2. Those are indeed delightful quotes, they immediately make you want to jump into the story! I also love revisiting favourites :) I hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. LOL I dont know how many times I would ask my kids " is there blood or missing limbs " when they came to bother me

    Here is my teaser

  4. This one is the first I've read in that series but it won't be the last. I really liked it. This week I am spotlighting a book from deep in my TBR pile - More Than Fiends by Maureen Child. Happy reading!

  5. I love the cover and title, sounds like a fun read!

  6. That beginning was enough to draw me in!! :-) Happy weekend!

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - but then I always love the books in this series.

  8. Love that cover! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me