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‘A Cold Day For Murder’ by Dana Stabenow

They came out of the south late that morning on a black-and-silver Ski-doo LT. The driver had thick eyebrows and a thicker beard and a lush fur ruff around his hood, all rimmed with frost from the moisture of  his breath.

He was a big man, made larger by parka, down bib overalls, fur mukluks and thick fur gauntlets. His teeeth were bared in a grin that was half-snarl. He looked like John Wayne ready to run the claim jumpers off his gold mine on that old White Mountain just a little southeast of Nome, if John Wayne had been outfitted by Eddie Bauer.

I haven’t started on this book as yet, so I literally switched my kindle on, copied down these first few lines, then left the book, so I have no idea where the lines will lead me.

They are definitely intriguing lines though, especially the comparison between the newcomer and John Wayne.

These people, just from their description, sound intimidating and menacing to me.

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, this Alaskan mystery is just calling to me to be read soon!

As usual, so as to avoid too many unwanted spoilers, I have not included a full synopsis of the book in this post. However to find out a little more about the story before deciding whether it is your ‘cup of tea’ or not, you can click on the book image.

What is ‘Book Beginnings’ and how can you join in the fun?

Would the first few lines of your book make you want to read on?

If so, would you like to share them with us, (without revealing too many spoilers of course) ?

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Thanking you all for your support and wishing you a Very Happy Easter.

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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