Oct 10, 2013

Book Beginnings: Poisoned Prose by Ellery Adams

Friday 56 Rules: *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.

Also Book Beginnings by Rose City Reader.


Book beginning:
"Death by chocolate. That's what the coroner's report will read," Olivia Limoges said to the woman sitting next to her. She pushed away a plate still laden with a caramel brownie, a hazelnut petit four, and a square of peanut butter fudge. "I'll have to be rolled home in a wheelbarrow."
Page 56:
Violetta waited a few heartbeats before speaking again. "I'm the last true Devereaux. When I die, the whereabouts of a certain treasure will die with me. That's a relief to me and a source of mighty vexation to others."

I am waiting to read the book to see what the title refers to. Death by chocolate and a mystery treasure do not explain the title, on first impression. "Poisoned prose" suggests to me a will, a letter, a written threat, or something along those lines. Can't wait to see!

Title: Poisoned Prose: A Books by the Bay Mystery #5 by Ellery Adams
Published October 1, 2013; Berkley
Genre: mystery
Source: review copy from publisher

Publisher's description of the book:
When Olivia Limoges and other Oyster Bay patrons of the arts sponsor a retreat for famous storytellers, one of them is going to have a very unhappy ending…Olivia thought gathering some of the most renowned storytellers in one place would be a nice, simple way for herself and the Bayside Book Writers to appreciate their talents. But things take a dark turn when the most famous storyteller in the nation—the captivating performer Violetta Devereaux—announces onstage that she will meet her end in Oyster Bay.


12 comments:

  1. Stories that contain writers as fictional characters who are writers are often a favorite subject of authors. I wonder if the writers, especially if any are killed off, are based on real authors that Adams knows.

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  2. I really like Friday 56. I always like "treasure" in a cozy or mystery.

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  3. I love the sound of this one...can't wait to read more. Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST


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  4. This book sounds delightfully entertaining. Here's my Friday blog post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/friday-focus-first-blogoversary.html

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  5. I enjoyed both snippets, they're both fun. Violetta sounds interesting!

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  6. Death by chocolate. Sounds like a good way to go lol. Sounds like you've got a good mystery book on your hands.

    My pick for Friday 56 is MetalMagic

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  7. Death By Chocolate sounds good.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  8. Harvee, your "56" is sweet! I have played along as well....

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  9. they both sound very interesting

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  10. Sounds like a fun read, and one that might get the sweet tooth going nuts!

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  11. Hmmmm....Death by chocolate was the name of a favorite dessert of mine from a restaurant many years ago. This book sounds good!

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