Friday, January 26, 2024

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - January 26th

This week I'm joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader.  This is where we post the beginning of the books we are reading or will be reading.  

I'm also joining in for the Friday 56.  

Freda at Freda's Voice started and hosted The Friday 56 for a long, long time. She is taking a break and Anne at My Head if Full of Books has taken on hosting duties in her absence. Please visit Anne's blog and link to your Friday 56 post.

*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 reading this novella from the Country Club Murder series.  It's really good.

Book Beginnings

My daughter finds bodies.  It's a deplorable habit - almost worse than spitting tobacco or picking one's nose in public (or at all).

From 56% on my e-reader.

Some people just couldn't take constructive criticism. 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Frances Walford's daughter, Ellison Russell, has developed the truly deplorable habit of finding bodies. And Frances can't help but scold her about it.

But when Ellison goes to Europe, Frances finds a corpse of her own.

Can she help catch a killer and keep her involvement a secret?

This is a short novella told from Frances's point of view. Chronologically it falls between The Deep End and Guaranteed to Bleed.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. This is one of the series I haven't yet read, but it's definitely going on my list.

  2. The premise seems kind of ironic, and I like the character already. I hope you enjoy this one. Have a great weekend!

  3. Finding bodies is almost as bad as picking one's nose? Ha! Good one!

  4. I need to get back to this series, and this would actually be the next one for me to read since I've read the first two (or three) books in the series already. Sounds good!

  5. LOL, that is a funny beginning. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  6. I've only read the first book in this series, but I loved it. These excerpts are so funny. I can't wait to read more in this series. Thank you for sharing, Yvonne. I hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Sounds great -- I love those teasers! Thanks for sharing your post on Book Beginnings!

  8. This sounds like it was written by someone with a sense of humor like mine.

  9. That sounds like a series that I could get in board with! I am off to add it to my Goodreads Want To Read List!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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