4-30-curlupandread-001-framed-book-beginnings2friday 56










Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

What better way to spend a Friday?


Today I am sharing from my current read:  Everywhere That Mary Went (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline.





Beginning:  “All rise!  All persons having business before this Honorable Judge of the United States District Court are admonished to draw near and be heard!” trumpets the courtroom deputy.

Instantly, sports pages vanish into briefcases and legal briefs are tossed atop the stock quotes.


56:  As I leave his office, I see that Delia’s headset is off, resting at the base of her neck like a cheap choker.  As I walk by, she’s sipping tea in a genteel way from a white china cup.  An affectation she’s picked up from Berkowitz, who likes to stub out his Marlboro in the saucer.


Blurb:  Mary DiNunzio is trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm. She’s too busy to worry about the crank phone calls that she’s been getting—until they fall into a sinister pattern. Mary can’t shake the sensation that someone is watching her. Following her every move. Then the shadowboxing turns deadly, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than a partnership—her life.


This is one mystery from Scottoline’s various works that I have missed.  I am eager to read it.  What do you think?



  1. I haven’t read a lot of mysteries lately, but I like the sound of both the Beginning and the F56. I’d be terrified if I thought someone was following my every move! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words


    1. This one was new to me, too; I discovered it on the Kindle discounts…It’s an older one, but I’m loving it. The characters are familiar to me from some of her other books.

      Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth…enjoy your book.


  2. I’ve read several books by this author and enjoyed them all, so I’m sure I’d like this one too. I love the author’s storytelling, acute observations, and sense of humor.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about REMIX.


    1. It has definitely kept me on tenterhooks…I didn’t want to go to sleep last night. Wanted to keep reading…but finally had to give in to my fatigue and sleep. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by, Claudia.


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