Friday, November 12, 2021

November 12th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Will you look at that?  Two weeks in a row I'm participating in Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring Fogged Off, the third Cyd Redondo Mystery from Wendall Thomas.

Like last week, when I read the opening of this book, I knew I had to feature it this Friday.  Here's that magic opening.

"Jack the Ripper had it made."

That certainly grabs your attention, doesn't it?  No, this isn't a historical mystery.  It's set in modern times (okay 2007).  But the plot does revolve around experts on Jack the Ripper.  And yes, it is set in London.

Jumping ahead to page 56, we get this fun exchange:

"Well, I don't think we can assume that.  It could just be a strange coincidence."
"Nope.  Not according to my second sight."
"Since when do you ahve second sight?  And shouldn't that have told you he was going to die in advance?"
"That's not the way it works."
"So it's second hindsight?"

As I hope you can tell, this is a really fun mystery.

I'll be back with a full review of the book next Thursday.  In the meantime, I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


6 comments:

  1. I love the back and forth banter on p56, that must really have kept you reading! I do like the opening as well, it's definitely intriguing! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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  2. Yes, that opening line sure does grip one's attention immediately!

    Seems like a fun mystery. Thanks for sharing!

    Elza Reads

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  3. I would be curious how Jack the ripper had it made. Enjoy the book! My post: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2021/11/first-line-friday-25-songs-in-storm.html

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  4. Fogged Off looks like a good one. And I have to agree with Julie Rahel. The banter from page 56 is excellent.

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  5. LOL @ the 56. Sounds like a fun read! Happy weekend!

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  6. Oh that opening definitely grabbed my attention! This sounds interesting.

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