Friday, October 23, 2020

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - October 23rd

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader

I'm currently reading this one. The excerpts are from the E-ARC...

First Chapter

Chapter One:  St. Valentine's Day Massacre

The Slasher

He reached over to the wooden block of serrated steak knives on the kitchen counter and yanked one out, clutching it in his fist.

From 56% on my Kindle...

No sense tipping my hand and risking information getting out, especially when I might be totally off base with my theory.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Make way for the long paw of the law as police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit investigate a baffling new mystery in Bending the Paw, by Diane Kelly.


A bloodbath is a shocking new challenge for Megan and Brigit when Detective Audrey Jackson calls them to the scene of what could only be a brutal murder. But the one thing the nightmarish scene is missing is a victim. The frantic homeowner’s husband is gone, seemingly without a trace—and so is the money he was holding. Has a vicious killer committed what might just be the perfect crime?

Meanwhile, it’s hailing cats and dogs all over Fort Worth, and roofing contractors have descended on the city in droves. With plenty of damage and continuing storms, work delays are building up like so much runoff, but Megan is suspicious that one roofer may be a scam artist. Determined to leash every lawbreaker she and her K-9 partner find, Megan is building a case for prosecution, all while Brigit has her nose to the ground for a murderer…

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I like the quotes for this one. It seems like an interesting mystery. Enjoy your current read!

  2. Hi Yvonne! Sounds like the perfect weekend read. Love the line: Make way for the long paw of the law. LOL!! And a murder without a body is like a dog without a bone.

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy! Here's my Weekend Book Friends #12

  3. Great excerpts! I also love that cover, and think the story will be delightful. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “INVISIBLE GIRL”

  4. Sounds like a fun cozy! Happy weekend!

  5. 'Long paw of the law...' LOL Sounds like a fun idea for a story. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week :)

  6. I love K-9 mysteries! I haven't tried this author before, but I keep hearing good things about this one. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend!

  7. I have several books by this author but somehow have never actually read any of them! This one sounds really good!


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