Oct 18, 2013

Book Beginnings: Fixed: A Gin and Tonic Mystery by L.A. Kornetsky

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.

Title: Fixed: A Gin and Tonic Mystery by L.A. Kornetsky
Published October 8, 2013; Gallery Books
Genre: mystery

Opening sentences:
The dogs were gossiping. The grey tabby paused, halfway down the fire escape, and surveyed the sidewalk below her. It was late afternoon, the sun cool and fading, dappling the pavement with shadows. The humans she could see from her vantage point were walking faster than they did in the evening, heading somewhere important. And the two dogs out in front of the Busy Place, one a shaggy black mutt of dubious Labrador ancestry, the other a fawn-coated shar-pei, were paw-to-paw, sprawled next to the bike rack, which tended to hold more leashes than bikes.
Page 56:
...when her gaze went from Ginny to Tonica and then down to the dog standing alertly between them, her poise slipped a little. "Oh. Hi. She's beautiful." The tone of the girl's voice went from welcoming to slightly accusatory in those short sentences.
Publisher description:
"In this second Gin & Tonic mystery, the stakes are raised when someone connected to missing funds Ginny Mallard and Teddy Tonica are investigating is found dead. When someone from the local animal shelter approaches her about finding grant funds that have gone missing, Ginny Mallard convinces her bartender friend Teddy Tonica to help her investigate once again. They soon discover that something is disturbing the animals at the shelter at night...and then a dead body shows up. With the help of Ginny’s Shar-Pei puppy and Tonica’s tabby cat, this unconventional crime-solving team has to figure out what’s going on before the shelter—and more people—lose everything."

What do you think? A book you could read?


  1. Though very light, it sounds like a fun idea for a mystery. I like the cover.

  2. This is quite different from what I usually read, but since I like animals, it sounds like a story I'd enjoy. So, yes, I'd give it a try.
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  3. This sounds enjoyable to me! Harvee, I love the new colors and look of your blog. Perfect for autumn!

  4. Looks like a ton of fun! Is that Seattle on the cover??

    Happy weekend!

  5. Sounds cute...dogs gossiping. :)

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  6. This is the first time I have seen this series. Sounds interesting. Here is my Book Beginning at Mixed Book Bag

  7. I'd keep reading because of the beginning! :) How cute!

  8. I've never read anything revolving around animals, but this sounds like fun.


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