Nov 3, 2017

Book Beginning: Written in Blood by Layton Green

Written in Blood, courtesy of author Layton Green
Publication: November 7, 2017, Seventh Street Books
Detective Joe -Preach- Everson, a prison chaplain turned police officer, tracks a literate killer of a bookstore owner in North Carolina. 

Book beginning:
The body was lying face up on a sheepskin rug, the top of the head caved in like a squashed plum, Detective Joe "Preach" Everson kneeled to view the corpse. To him, the splayed limbs suggested an uninhibited fall, rather than a careful arrangement of the body.  
Which didn't fit with the two miniature crosses, one wood and one copper, placed side by side on the slain man's chest.
Page 56:
"Just Damian, please. Grown men don't need to call each other by their last names."
The author delivered the soft rebuke with a smile. 

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader

15 comments:

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

Hi Harvee!

I've seen this one around and have thought it looks really good. Thanks for the reminder! I must add this.

Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2zuJVwk Emma in the Night.

Luv Sass x

sherry fundin said...

A murder gets my attention every time.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Katherine P said...

This sounds good! I haven't read this author yet but I love the idea of prison chaplain turned police officer and a literate killer. Adding to my TBR!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Definitely grabbed me! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “COLD AS ICE”

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds good. I'm adding it to my wishlist. This week I am featuring Unholy City by Carrie Smith. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

Sounds very good! Happy weekend!

Suko said...

Thanks for sharing some of this mystery!

Harvee said...

Hi, Sass. Glad you liked it!

Harvee said...

Mystery novels are my favs too.

Harvee said...

The author has another series involving the supernatural and fantastical which are good. The Egyptian for one. The Redemptor is the latest.

Harvee said...

Glad it got your interest!

Harvee said...

Hey, a book of mine you like! Glad to hear, lol.

Harvee said...

That opening is an attention getter!

Harvee said...

It is unusual, this setting!~

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Sounds like this would be the best time of year to pick this up!

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