Friday, September 4, 2020

September 4th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

 It's Friday, and that means it must be time once again for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron.

Yes, that's right.  It's a Halloween themed book.  I finished it earlier in the week, and it's a lot of fun.  Look for my review to come out on Tuesday, the official release day.

Meanwhile, here's the beginning of the prologue.

"It's a good thing we lay our departed to rest above ground," Gran whispered to Maggie.  "Because if I sunk any further, I'd be standing on a coffin."

Jumping to 56% into the book, we find this:

"I'm sorry to bother you, but it's an emergency.  The detectives from Ville Blanc showed up with a search warrant.  They're in my house right now."

Hope you have a great weekend - a long holiday weekend here in the US.  If you get the extra time off, enjoy.


  1. How have I not heard of this one?! This sounds right up my alley. It's never too early for Halloween and cozies are perfect reading for this time of year (well, year round, really).

    I hope you have a great weekend, Mark! Happy reading!

  2. I enjoyed this one too. Sometime I'm actually going to have to try one of the recipes that are included. This week I am spotlighting Nightshade by M. L. Huie - a historical mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

  3. I giggled at that beginning! Happy Labor Day weekend!

  4. I love books set in Louisiana, which I guess this one is, yes? I have a list of France books and a list of Venice books. I should make a list of Louisiana books.