Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #36

It's Friday . . . time to share excerpts from one of my current reads with:
  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
Today I'm featuring a cozy mystery that I finished this week:
 Murder a la Christie by Marilyn Levinson  

Beginning:  Chapter One
"Write that book if you dare, but you won't live to see it in print!"
I stared at the two older women--the usually subdued Gerda Stein, her face flushed with anger, and my dear friend Sylvia--but neither seemed aware that I'd entered the kitchen.
Page 56 (of ARC):  "I cringed at the thought of living with Rosie, Hal, and Ginger like a poor relative.  The pitiful single friend who had no life of her own."

From Professor Lexie Driscoll is conducting the first meeting of the Golden Age of Mystery book club in her best friend’s swanky mansion when another friend is murdered. More members are knocked off as Lexie unravels secret after secret, leading her to believe she's living in Christie's novel, And Then There Were None. Using Miss Marple’s knowledge of human nature and Hercule Poirot’s cunning, Lexie reveals the murderer.
Enjoy life with books . . .
Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #36 was originally published by Catherine for This post cannot be republished without attribution.    

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