Friday, March 20, 2020

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper #4) by Kerri Maniscalco + 50/50 Friday




On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.


Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper #4) by Kerri Maniscalco.  I love this series so much, but I'm just not ready for it all to end!

Beginning:

West Washington Market
Meatpacking District, New York City
21 January 1889

A blast of frigid air greeted me as I unlatched the carriage door and stumbled onto the street, my attention stuck on the raised axe.

56:

Grandma's Parlor
Fifth Avenue, New York City
21 January 1889

Inspector Byrnes stood with his large hands clutched behind his back, staring at a portrait of my grandfather that hung like a warning over the fireplace.


50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Thing About Blogging

Favorite - Talking all about my favorite books and meeting fellow book lovers.

Worst - I really love all this, but sometimes I wish I could write posts quicker...


What are you reading this weekend?  Have you read any of these books?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

24 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of good things about this series. I haven't read any of the books, but I need to.

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  2. Love the cover, and the story sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “CROSS HER HEART”

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  3. I think my least favorite thing about blogging is that I just don't have enough time to spend on it!

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  4. That cover is lovely!! I don't normally read historical but I'm drawn to this one. :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. I love the mystery aspect and the characters are some of my favorites.

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  5. This really sounds intriguing. I have to check this series out.

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    1. I hope you like it if you decide to give it a try. :)

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  6. I really like it when a book is very specific about when and where a scene occurs. And want to know more about that raised axe. Sounds good!

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  7. I still haven't gotten around to trying this series!

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    1. At least it's finished now if you decide to pick it up. :)

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  8. While I didn't love this series, I absolutely ADORE these covers, and this is no exception. They're all stunning! that beginning sure does catch your attention, doesn't it? Both snippets are pretty ominous, and I like that!

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  9. New one for me. Going to see whether I can track it down. Thanks for the review.

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    1. No problem - the whole series is more than amazing. :)

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  10. I loved the first book in this series. I really need to get back to it. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  11. Same! I'm so slow at writing posts these days that I just don't get out as much as I used to.

    Thanks for linking up and I hope you're having a nice weekend! Stay safe!

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  12. New to me but that opener is a grabber with the bit about the axe. Eeeep.

    I also wish I could write posts quicker. It's frustrating.

    Have a good weekend, and happy reading.

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