Thursday, October 28, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - October 29th

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 reading this one this week.  It's one of my favorite cozy mystery series.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

"Ma, I can't just drop everything and drive over there.  You're forty-five minutes away, and I have a bunch of errands to do this morning.  What's so urgent that it can't wait until later?"

From 56% on my Kindle...

Marla had never realized developers had to deal with these types of problems.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A dead body in her mother’s bathroom during a home remodel leads hairstylist Marla Vail to flush out the clues and nail the killer.

When hairstylist and savvy sleuth, Marla Vail, gets a frantic call from her mother that there’s a dead body in her shower, Marla realizes this wasn’t part of the home renovation plans. The victim turns out to be the project manager, who had an untrustworthy reputation in town. Disgruntled customers, unpaid suppliers, and the design company’s staff are among the suspects. Which one of them wanted the foreman to pipe down about their shady dealings?

Meanwhile, the lead investigator sets his sights on Marla’s stepfather, Reed, who’s keeping secrets from his family. Reed has a past connection to the victim and won’t come clean about what he knows. As Marla drills deeper, she’s showered with suspicions, but nobody’s willing to leak any information. She needs to hammer down the prospects, or time will drain away and the murderer will strike again.

To flush out the culprit, Marla taps into her pipeline of resources. Can she assemble the clues and demolish the alibis to nail a killer? Or has someone designed the perfect murder? Recipes Included!

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. That cover is slightly hilarious, but I loovveee all the puns in the blurb. It's honestly an art form to write blurbs like that, in my opinion! I hope this is another great installment in your beloved series and I also hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. I love the cover, as usual, lol. Sounds like a fun plot!
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  3. Sounds like a great cozy. Nice cover too. I am spotlighting Buried in a Bog by Sheila Connolly this week.

  4. I do love a good cozy mystery! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I just love that clever book cover!

  6. Sounds like a fun cozy, and that cover is great!! Happy Halloween weekend!


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