Friday, March 3, 2017

The Friday 56 (96) & Book Beginnings: Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
28110857Synopsis from Goodreads...

Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, Detective R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail’s race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues’ grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced...
Beginnings: "Mr. Jackaby's cluttered office spun around me. Leaning heavily on the desk, I caught my breath in shuddering gulps. My head was throbbing, as though a shard of ice had pierced through one temple and out the other, but the sensation was gradually subsiding."

56: "Officer Moore and I hurried to join Jackaby a the window, outside which the nosy neighbor had been conveniently trimming an already immaculate bush." 
Comments: I actually read Ghostly Echoes in early February, and I thought the story was pretty good. My favorite part was definitely the mystery. I don't normally start with the third book in a series. However, I already had this book on my shelf. The opening scene of Ghostly Echoes was actually pretty interesting, and involved a supernatural element that I thought was cool.

What are you reading this week?

20 comments:

  1. While this is not my usual genre, I do love a good mystery...and the excerpts piqued my interest. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. This sounds good! I love a good mystery. Thanks for visiting my Friday meme

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    1. I agree with you there. I do love a good mystery and yet it doesn't ever seem like I read enough of them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I admire you for starting at book 3. I have to begin at the beginning, myself. This week I am featuring Justice Calling by Annie Bellet. Happy reading!

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    1. Normally, I do start at the beginning of a series unless I already have the later book on my shelf, which is what happened with Ghostly Echoes. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. GHOSTLY ECHOES sounds really good. I love the cover. Thanks for sharing with us! I'd love for you and your readers to check out my BB and 56 . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsRTD

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  5. Sounds like a good historical mystery. I like the "twist" of a ghost searching for her killer.
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

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    1. Yeah, that's kind of what drew me to the story. I wanted to see where that part of the story led. It was pretty interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Interesting snippets and cover! Happy weekend!

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  7. Hmmmm . . . sounds spooky.

    Thanks for playing along on BBOF!

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    1. There were actually a couple of spooky moments. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I have read Jackaby and can't wait to get on with the series, it's really good. :)

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    1. After reading Ghostly Echoes, I do want to eventually go back and read the other books in the series. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. This sounds good. And I'm known for jumping into a series anywhere. LOL

    My Friday 56 from Odds and Ends

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  10. I read the first book, but didn't love it. I do really like the concept though. Happy weekend!

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