Friday, December 13, 2013

December 13th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Hey, it's Friday the 13th.  What better way to celebrate than with Book Beginnings and Friday 56 (which is celebrating 3 years in its current home with a giveaway.  Congrats!).

Today, I'm featuring Brush with Death , the fifth in the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries by Karen MacInerney.  I expect to be finishing the book today with a review up hopefully next week (I'm falling behind on my reviews).

And the book starts off like this:

I'd heard it said that "life imitates art more than art imitates life," and as I stirred a bowl of chocolate cookie batter and looked out the window at the frozen, glistening world, I found myself wondering if it was true.

Skipping ahead of page 56 (a short page due to a chapter break) we find:

"I haven't told him yet," I said.
"Better do it soon," she said.  "Or else he'll read about it in the paper."

Have a great weekend.  Me?  I've got to get started on my Christmas shopping!


  1. This sounds like a great cosy mystery... And nice teaser on p56. Good luck with that shopping!

    1. Thanks. I'm going to need good luck with that shopping. :)

      I've really been enjoying the book. Can't wait to see how it ends.

  2. Thanks Mark, for the congrats!! Thank you for being a regular participant!
    I've not heard of this series before, but I love a good cozy.
    That is a fantastic beginning! Pulls you right in with something to ponder...
    And the 56, very intriguing!

    Happy weekend!

    1. I was actually pretty happy when I found that exchange on page 56.

      Thanks for hosting every week.

    2. Your mention of the giveaway in this post made you the lucky winner! Congratulations! Please check your email.

    3. Well, I'm glad I mentioned the giveaway in that case.

  3. I love mysteries...this series sounds good. THANKS for sharing. Will be looking for your review.

    I try to write my reviews as I go along so they are pretty much completed when I am done with stress then to hurry up and write the review. :)

    I didn't have time to post a book beginnings so I am leaving a link to another fun post you may want to check out.

    Silver's Reviews
    What Would You Give Your Book Character For Christmas?

    1. I write the reviews as I finish the books. I'm just a little behind on polishing and posting them.

      I read lots of cozies, hope you find some you like around here.

  4. I've been wanting to read that cozy series. Sounds good!

    My Friday post is here.

    1. It's a very fun series. If you like cozies, you really need to check it out.