Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Welcome to this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

We are a week before Christmas, and this week's book is Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany, the last of my Christmas reads this year.

This is also the first in a series set in Rudolph, New York, a town that has made themselves a tourist destination by celebrating Christmas all year long.

With that in mind, here's the opening:

The tips of the tall turquoise and green hats bobbed in the lightly falling snow as the elves weaved through crowds of painted dolls, toy soldiers, shepherds with their sheep, reindeer, poultry, clowns, sugarplums, gingerbread people, and candy canes.

I'm going to cheat a bit on the 56.  This quote is actually from page 57 because page 56 didn't have any good quotes on it.

Vicky was silent for a moment.  "He hadn't looked unwell at the party.  He seemed to be having a good time."
"I mean sick as in throwing up."
"I hadn't noticed him drinking, had you?"
"No, and I think that's the point, Vicky."
She said a very bad word.  Vicky never swore and that she did now showed me that she understood what I was saying.

Intrigued?  My review also went live today, so feel free to read it to learn more.


  1. Intrigued, sure. I think I will check out your review. Thanks.
    Here's mine Friday Book Mystery

  2. I want to know why he is sick now. Happy Friday!

  3. I'm intrigued. I like the sound of that title, too! Very festive. :D

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my current giveaway.

  4. I really enjoyed this book. Love the town based or Christmas premise. Please check out mine at

  5. The description of the town is enough to make me want to read this book. Sounds like a fun story.
    My Friday post features THE LOCKET.

  6. I've read another book by Vicky Delaney and enjoyed it so I'm intrigued by this one. Plus, how can I resist a town that celebrates Christmas all year long?

  7. Sounds delightful, for a cozy!
    Happy weekend!

  8. neat! cool title and cover! Mine is a literary fiction in France:

  9. I had planned to have this read by now. Hopefully I can get to it this weekend. I know I'll enjoy it.

    My 56 -