Friday, February 18, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - February 18th

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 getting ready to start this one.  Excerpts are from the E-ARC.  

First Chapter


Someone's watching me.

From 56% on my Kindle...

"Come on.  I need your help."

"My help?  Sure.  With what?"

"My wardrobe.  I need something that will make me look like I have money to burn."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Dead men tell no tales, but in the riveting new Nick and Nora Mystery, they sure leave a lot of clues . . .

When a local PI’s untimely death is ruled a suicide by the police, budding sleuth Nora Charles has no intention of letting sleeping dogs lie—or sleeping cats, for that matter. Certain it was a case of foul play, Nora rouses her trusty sidekick Nick and launches an investigation of her own. Then a second PI is murdered, and Nora knows the two men were on to something—and that she’s on to something too.

Following the enigmatic clues left by her late predecessors, Nora soon uncovers a plot that involves a local politician, missing campaign funds, and what could be a bogus real estate deal. But when hints of treason surface, what started as small-time thievery soon balloons into a matter of national security. With the uncanny Nick sniffing out—and spelling out—leads, Nora follows a trail that will take her to the heart of a shadowy conspiracy, and into a trap set by a conniving culprit that will have her wishing she had Nick’s nine lives . . .

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. That sounds good! I'm reading 2 different books,one is a cozy mystery! Have a nice weekend

  2. I really like that opening. Have a great weekend!

  3. I had to laugh at the 56. And that opening is an attention grabber. Hope you enjoy.

  4. That's quite a tonal shift between the two quotes! It sounds like Nora is in for quite an adventure, which should keep you on the edge of your seat! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. Sounds a lof of fun. I hop you enjoy it.
    Mine is in French this time:
    I have free copies and also a giveaway, so if you read French or have friends who do, please pass the information along. Have a great week-end

  6. Love the sound of this one...and that cute title makes me smile. Here's mine: “FINLAY DONOVAN KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD”

  7. I just need help with my wardrobe period. LOL I like that excerpt. And the opening grabbed my attention right away. I want to know more! This sounds like a great read, Yvonne. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  8. Money to burn. Good phrase. I want to know more of the opening, but it's a grabber, that's for sure. My first Friday 56 and First Line Friday is up.


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