Friday, August 11, 2017

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase

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.

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase


Book Beginning

I squinted through my freshly cleaned shop window at a lively group of women snapping selfies with the Magazine Street sign in front of a New Orleans police car and broken-in storefront. Humidity had twisted their hair to Albert Einstein proportions.


Friday 56 (56% on my Kindle)

He pulled his phone from his pocket and frowned at the screen. He pressed his lips into a tight line and groaned. "I've got to go."


About the Book

Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker’s dream come true--until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon. And Lacy becomes public enemy #1.

Now Detective Jack Oliver is hounding Lacy, and her Furry Godmother investor wants out before his name is tarnished by association. To make matters worse, a string of jewel heists with suspicious ties to the murder case has New Orleans residents on edge. To save her dream, Lacy must take a stand, put her keen eyes to work, and unravel what really happened at her shop that night. But can Lacy sniff out the killer cat burglar in time to get her tail-raising designs on the catwalk?

Witty and whimsical, Cat Got Your Diamonds, the first in a new cozy series by Julie Chase, will be the cat's meow for fans of Rita Mae Brown and Miranda James.


What have you been reading lately? Leave a comment below and let me know.

18 comments:

  1. Not one for me, but the cover is cute.

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    1. It's so cute! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading! :)

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    1. Southern settings are some of my faves! Thanks for coming by! Happy reading! :)

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  3. New Orleans is a place I've never wanted to visit so I was unsure when I first started reading this book. That being said, it was a really good cozy. And how can you not be drawn to that colorful cover?! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine! http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsOFITG

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the book! I've heard great things about it! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading! :)

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  4. I enjoyed this one. This week I have Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

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  5. The setting alone would grab me...and then there is that cover. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE IDENTICALS”

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    1. This is one of my favorite 'cozy' covers. Thanks for visiting! Happy reading! :)

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    1. I haven't started it yet, but the people I know who've read it have said it's hilarious! Can't wait to start it. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading! :)

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  7. This one just shouts "cozy!" Hope you enjoy it.

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  8. I really enjoyed this cozy mystery!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for visiting! Happy weekend! :)

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  9. Sounds like such a fun read! Happy weekend!

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