Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which I  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers, who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s 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!

What a great way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is Book Six in the delightful Country Club Murders series:  Cold As Ice, by Julie Mulhern, about which is said: “From the first page to the last, Julie’s mysteries grab the reader and don’t let up.” – Sally Berneathy, USA Today Bestselling Author…





Beginning:  (November 1974, Kansas City, Missouri)

The awful thing about murder—aside from the dead body, devastated families, and blood—is that one never knows when violent death will visit.  For example, if one knew that someone would die on Tuesday night, one could pay particular attention to conversations and expressions and emotions.  One might be able to stop a crime or unveil a killer.


Friday 56:  Mother shot me a look that said all too clearly that I’d pay for my amusement.  Later.  When we were alone.  “That is not acceptable.” (56%).


Synopsis: Ellison Russell’s life resembles a rollercoaster ride. And rollercoasters make her ill. Her daughter Grace has a crush on a boy Ellison doesn’t trust and she’s taken to hosting wild parties when Ellison goes out for the evening. Worse, the bank which represents Grace’s inheritance from her father may be in trouble.

When a meeting with the chef at the country club leads to the discovery of a body, Ellison can’t afford cold feet. She must save the bank, find the killer, and convince Grace (and herself) that powerful women don’t need men to rescue them.


I love this series!  What do you think?  Does it draw you in?  Make you want to keep reading?


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