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18 September 2015

#BookBeginnings & #Friday56 -- A Beautiful Blue Death

I received an email from NetGalley just as I was about to wrap up The Santa Klaus Murder saying that the first book in Charles Finch's Charles Lenox Mysteries series, A Beautiful Blue Death, was available as a "Read Me Now" in order to prepare for latest in the series being released in November. "Sure!" I say ... and grabbed it for my shelf before realizing that I would still be behind 7 1/2 books. I debated just saying "eh" and not bothering with it, but without having something else already lined up in my head to read next I decided that I might as well give it at least a bus-ride home shot.

Now, here it is, Friday again and while I'm not quite to the 56% mark yet I'm using the book for this week's Book Beginnings and Friday56. Friday56 (share a blurb from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences & your thoughts) is at Rose City Reader.
At the point of the beginning (top left), I have no idea yet who Lenox is ... who Graham is ... or what the note could possibly be. I did wonder about all of those things, though, and continued on ... and was hooked before I even hit the 4% mark!

11 comments:

  1. This is a good series. I was disappointed to be rejected for the new one. It's good that they gave you the first, because you really need the relationship background for this series as his life changes over the books. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. I'm not familiar with Finch's work. Hope you enjoy the read and your weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  3. I've never heard of this series, but the snippets make me want to know more. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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  4. I got that same email and passed on it because I am more way more than seven books behind...lol. Kind of wish I would have grabbed it but oh well. :)

    Stormi
    Friday memes

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  5. I haven't read that author yet, but it does sound good.

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  6. I've never heard of this author before, but this book sounds interesting.

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  7. I have had this book sitting on my shelf for ages and really want to read it. I love historical mysteries and this series sounds so interesting. I'm glad to hear you're already hooked and can't wait to pick it up myself!

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  8. i'm getting ready to read this one too - now i'm even more interested! :) My Friday 56

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  9. I kind of dig the writing in this excerpt. Hope you enjoy!

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  10. Sounds like great writing!
    Happy weekend!

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  11. I have to say, I prefer the Friday 56 to the book beginning. As beginnings go I thought it was quite bland, the characters don't seem to care much for the letter (point being, so why should the reader?) The Friday 56 on the other hand is quite intriguing, it makes you wonder why he's not invited - is he just unpopular, or did he do something to be uninvited from parties and social gatherings?
    Have a great week,
    Amy x

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