Friday, June 10, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - June 10th

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 have been wanting to read this for awhile and I'm finally getting around to it.  I'm halfway through and enjoying it.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

I had no idea where the Dickens I was.  It seemed appropriate to invoke the Victorian novelist, given this bustling London bar might've come right out of one of his books.

From 56% on my Kindle...

"If anything was stored in here, it's gone now," Neil said as we peered inside.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A royal pain in the palace …

Mixologist Pepper Revelle and the Bohemia Bartenders land in London for a UK adventure—a gin festival sponsored by dashing distiller Mark Fairman, who wants them to do more than make cocktails. As valuable books mysteriously vanish from his mansion’s luxe library, Mark asks Pepper and her colleague Neil to track down the thief.

But there’s another olive in this martini of mischief. At their frenemy Alastair’s bar, a storied gin palace from Dickens’s time, bizarre break-ins add another mystery to the mix. Pepper and Neil’s sleuthing takes them on a wild ride from the city’s swank watering holes to a fascinating real-life palace as they face deception, devilry and danger.

While Pepper’s tempted by Mark’s extravagant flirting and charmed by his loaner dog, she wonders if hot nerd Neil will stop playing hard to get. But thoughts of love in London seem trivial when murder is poured into the punch. Can they solve multiple mysteries before they’re juiced like a lime in a gin and tonic?

JIGGERED BY GIN is the fourth book in the Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries, funny whodunits with a dash of romance set in a convivial collective of cocktail lovers, eccentrics and mixologists. These quasi-cozy culinary comedies contain a hint of heat, a splash of cursing and shots of laughter, served over hand-carved ice.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. The opening sounds like fun. Too bad about the empty container/closet/whatever in the 56. But it would be too easy if they found what they wanted there, anyway, right?

  2. Sounds interesting, hope you enjoy it as much as you were hoping to!

  3. I can almost taste those martinis! LOL. This one sounds tempting. Here's mine: “IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS”

  4. Sounds like a great book!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  5. I like this set in England. This looks good.

  6. A new subgenre: quasi-cozy culinary comedy with a dash of romance, too. Wow, that is a cocktail on its own. I'm going to look for this one.

  7. I'm curious for more, for sure!! Happy weekend!


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