Friday, September 10, 2021

September 10th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

 We've made it to Friday!  Is it just me, or are the weeks getting longer all the time?  Anyway, it is time for Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

Before we get there, I'm going to do a brief ad.  I run a similarly themed group on Facebook - First Line Monday.  The idea is, every Monday, the members post the first line of what they are reading.  It's open to all readers, so I hope you'll come join us.

Meantime, shall we get to this week's book?  I'm going to feature Murder Outside the Lines by Krista Davis.

I have so many books coming out this month that I'm already working on books that come out at the end of September.  So this is a very early tease.  I'll be reviewing it next week on Thursday, so I hope you'll come back by and see what I thought of it.

Meanwhile, here's how the book begins:

The crate was delivered to Color Me Read around noon on Thursday.  Most of our deliveries came to the bookstore from publishing companies and looked quite ordinary, compared with this box.  Our regular delivery guy, Glen, plunked it on the checkout desk and wiped his hands against each other as if they were dirty.

Meanwhile, on page 56, we get this quote:

The professor hung his head and I could hear a big sigh.  He turned slightly and caught sight of me.
"Don't tell me you're joining the insanity, too," he grumbled.

That's it for this week.  Have a great weekend, everyone.


  1. I would find it so difficult not to colour in that cover! I did kind of fall into the adult colouring craze early in the pandemic, so maybe I should pick this one up. The beginning is very calm and descriptive, which makes me guess there's a major twist coming! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. Fascinating cover and great excerpts! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. Oh I love the pun in that title and the cover is very enticing. Feel like I want to pack out my coloring pencils!

    Elza Reads

  4. I enjoyed that, but I can see me coloring in the cover of the book LOL

    Here is my link:

  5. I've been curious about this series--thanks for highlighting it and for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  6. Great cover!! I actually thought it was a coloring book on first glance! Happy weekend!

  7. This reminds me that I still need to read the first one in the series. It sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

  8. Looks like a perfect choice for Halloween reading.

  9. Sounds interesting, happy reading!

  10. Sounds wonderful. This is a series I've been wanting to read. I always enjoy this author's books.

  11. I'm curious about the insanity that the professor is referencing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. I have the first book on my TBR. This series looks so good!


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