Mar 8, 2016

First Chapter: Book- and Food-Themed Cozies

Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph every Tuesday. Share the first paragraph(s) of your current read or book interest, with information for readers.
Between a Book and a Hard Place, A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery #5, by Denise Swanson. Published March 1, 2016 

First paragraph, first chapter:
The Shadow Bend, Missouri, city council meeting didn't typically draw much of a crowd. Generally, fewer than a dozen of the community's four thousand twenty-eight citizens showed up, but tonight the residents had turned out in droves. 

A mystery of lost family, hidden treasure, and long-buried secrets. (publisher)

Out of the Dying Pan, A Deep Fried Mystery #2 by Linda Reilly.Published March 1, 2016

First paragraph, first chapter:
Talia Marby watched with a lump in her throat as the sign that read LAMBERT'S FISH & CHIPS was lowered carefully to the ground. The technician stepped do9wn from his ladder, one large hand steadying the sign. "You want us to take this back to the shop, ma'am, or do you want to keep it?"

When a boutique owner is strangled with Talia’s scarf knotted around her neck, our favorite fish fryer finds herself in hot oil. (publisher)

Based on their first paragraphs, would you keep reading these book- and food-themed cozies? 

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, both sound so good. I love the cover on the first one...that bookcase that opens into a passage way reminds me of a house I lived in once...secret passages!

    Enjoy...and here's mine: “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

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  2. Yead, I'd probably continue with both - but I do have a fondness for cozies.

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  3. I like the idea of these themed cozies. Enjoy!

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  4. I think both of these sound fun. I'm going to try to put more cozies back into my reading life. I've missed them.

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  5. I am sure both are great reads. Enjoy

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  6. I do love good cozies. One thing I like best about them is the creative titles given to them. "Out of the Dying Pan" is just too perfect.

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  7. They both sound good! I'm a fan of the Dime Store Mysteries, but the other one is new to me. Great picks!

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  8. I read the Denise Swanson and liked it. I have Out of the Dying Pan waiting for me.

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