Thursday, March 4, 2021

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings



It's Friday . . . time to share book excerpts 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 recent blog tour read, A Game of Cones by Abby Collette, the latest book in the Ice Cream Parlor Mystery Series. The excerpts shared are from an eBook provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 A Game of Cones (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery #2)


Beginning: A wave of discontent settled over the dusty, low-lit room.



56% of eBook:  "And how did you come to that conclusion?" Rory said, then she looked at me, leaning over her plate ready for another mouthful. "And how did you know that's what she meant?"


My thoughts . . . The small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, is once again the backdrop for a suspicious murder. And when she's not serving up mouth-watering scoops of ice cream at Crewse Creamery, Bronwyn "Win" Crewse teams up with her friends to find the guilty party. Quirky villagers and family members make this a fun cozy mystery series.


From GoodReads:  Bronwyn Crewse is delighted that Crewse Creamery, the ice cream shop her family has owned for decades, is restored to its former glory and serving sweet frozen treats to happy customers in the picturesque small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. But when a big city developer comes to town intent on building a mall, a killer with a frozen heart takes him out.

After literally stumbling across the body, one of Win's closest friends becomes the prime suspect, and to make things worse, Win's aunt has come to town with the intention of taking command of Crewse Creamery. Even though Win has a rocky road ahead to help her friend and keep her ice cream shop, it'll take more than a sprinkle of murder to stop her from solving the crime and saving the da





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  1. I always look forward to a new cozy mystery series. Thanks for sharing this "delicious" sounding book!

    1. If you're in the mood for a cozy...and you like ice cream and a variety of characters...this is a good choice.

  2. Ice cream and murder - an unusual mix - sounds intriguing!

  3. I laughed when I read the title, seems like a fun one for sure! Happy weekend!

  4. I really want to read this series. It sounds like so much fun. I hope you have a great weekend, Catherine!

  5. I really like that cover. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  6. I have the first one hiding somewhere on my shelves and it looks like such a cute read. I really need to start this series!

  7. This looks sounds so cute and I love the cover!