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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  6. Thanks for sharing some of this mystery!

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

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