Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: The Edwin Drood Murders

 For Book Beginnings:
Quilpy's Quill. April 2.
I've been blogging for-EVAH about the upcoming Droodist Conference. I got my press pass and registration today!! Quilpy can't afford a Columbia River-view room at the fabulous Hotel Elliott in Astoria, but I'll be there with Dingley Dell bells on! 
- the beginning, after a few pages of maps

For Friday 56:
Cheeyble whistled through his teeth at the name of the most controversial Droodist scholar ever.
- p. 56
Synopsis: The Droodists have arrived in Dickens Junction. Local bookstore owner Simon Alastair has his hands full in his role as co-chair for the latest convention honoring Charles Dickens's uncompleted novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A movie star, a pesky blogger, dueling scholars, a stage hypnotist, and an old family friend (among others) all have claims on Simon's time. In addition, some Droodists are clearly more--or less--than they appear, including a mysterious young man by the improbable name of Edwin Drood. When a priceless ring and a rare Dickensian artifact go missing, Simon and his reporter-partner Zach Benjamin learn that someone will do anything--including murder--to obtain an object of desire.

The Edwin Drood Murders is the new entry in the Dickens Junction mystery series that began with The Christmas Carol Murders, a book that New York Times thriller writer Chelsea Cain called "a love letter to both Dickens and to the small town amateur detectives who've kept the peace in hamlets from River Heights to Cabot Cove."

I read The Christmas Carol Murders, book one of this fun mystery series that is Dickens-inspired, and couldn't help reading the next book! So here we are ... what do you all think?

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  1. Lol "for-EVAH"
    Great way to capture a character.

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  2. I didn't really like the Beginnings quote, but the F56 made up for it! I'm not a big Dickens fan, but I've liked the Drood adaptations I've seen! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend

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  3. Sounds like this is a fun series. I love cozy mysteries, and since I've been to the Columbia River area several times, I'd enjoy reading a book set there.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: WILD.

  4. Interesting cover.
    Sounds like this is a book most bloggers can relate to in one way or another. Even if a mystery.


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