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15 April 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday56 - Murder in the Raw by C. S. Challinor

I had read the first of Challinor's Rex Graves series back in December and quite enjoyed the heck out of it. I'm beyond pleased to say that the second one, Murder in the Raw, is even better! The story is more complex and Rex is quickly joining Hamish MacBeth as a favorite crime-solving Scot. Right now I have the third book lined up as a September read but I may not be able to hold off that long.
Friday 56 (share a blurb from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader.
Amazon Description
When beautiful French actress Sabine Durand mysteriously disappears, Rex Graves flies to the Caribbean paradise of St. Martin to investigate. But no one told the Scottish barrister that the island's white sand beaches would be filled with people walking around starkers. Apparently, Sabine was staying at an exclusive nudist resort. Not even a few pints of Guinness can prepare Rex for all the brazenly exposed body parts he encounters.
Keeping his gaze well above the shoulders, Rex interviews Sabine's friends. It seems everyone has something to hide—from her rich older husband to the sexy self-made millionaire to Monsieur Bijou, an influential developer on the island with a fetish for jewels. Alibis unravel and motives are revealed as Rex works to uncover the culprit of this crime au naturel.

15 comments:

  1. I don't know if this one would be my kind of book, but I'm glad you enjoy this series. :-)

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book. I am featuring 'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick this week. Happy reading!

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  3. Nive excerpts! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm featuring Between you and me this week. Happy reading.

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  4. Loving the "beginning" but that "56" one is a bit unusual... not sure what to make of it.

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    1. At a clothing optional resort ... And Rex wasn't sure what to make of it, either ;)

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  5. Intriguing! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's mine: “HAVE NO SHAME”

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    1. I finished it not very long after posting and it was wonderful!

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  6. The Hamish reference hooked me as a great recommendation, Karen, thank you. I've already checked my library, lol. Checked out, popular with others too no doubt. Dagny

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    1. I thought the Hamish might get you ;)

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  7. I have to lol and gulp at that description of everything swinging! Lots of possibilities at a nudist colony. Happy Reading!

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    1. Even funnier since Rex was called a prude by someone in the first book! Imagine the awkwardness!

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  8. The 56 is quite amusing! I can't imagine visiting a nudist location...lol...what an eyeful!
    Thanks for visiting my Friday meme

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  9. I haven't heard of this series before but I'll definitely have to look into it. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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  10. Sounds alright, but I think I need more. Happy Sunday!

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