Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Welcome to another Friday, which means it is time for Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, let's get into the Christmas mood with Six Cats a Slayin' by Miranda James.


What, you were expecting something other than a murder mystery from me?  (Yes, I do something else occasionally, but not this week.)

Here's how the book begins:
I opened the envelope and read the enclosed invitation.  After the import of it had sunk in, I balled up the stiff card and threw it across the kitchen.  I muttered a curse to myself.

There isn't really a good quote from page 56, so I'm going to cheat and quote all of page 57 instead.  (Okay, so it's only a couple of paragraphs since it's the end of a chapter.)

About to close the door, I spied a folded piece of paper stuck to it with a tack.  I removed the tack and unfolded the note.  I immediately recognized the childish scrawl.
They're gone!  I thought you'd take care of them!  What did you do with them?  Where are they?

I've finished this book, which was fun like always for this series.  I'll be posting a full review, with giveaway, on Tuesday, so I hope you'll come back and enter.

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Getting ready for Christmas? I need to try a cozy mystery just for the fun of it. This week I'm listening to Soul of America

  2. I just saw this on another Friday 56 post! It sounds like a fun one for the holiday season. Happy weekend!

  3. I did enjoy this one. I should look for earlier books in the series someday. This week I'm featuring Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb - the latest in the series. Happy reading!


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