Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Beginnings: Scene of the Climb & Dead Float


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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



My fingernails dug into the soggy dirt as my body lurched closer to the sheer cliff face.

-- Scene of the Climb by Kate Dyer-Seeley.

This "Pacific Northwest Mystery" is the first in a new series featuring freelance outdoor writer Meg Reed. Meg exaggerated her enthusiasm for outdoor adventures to land a job with Northwest Extreme magazine. Now, when Meg sees a body falling past her as she drags herself up a 2000-foot peak, she has to survive her adventure and solve a murder mystery.

Stick this one in your backpack for a great weekend read. There is even a short appendix at the back with travel and hiking ideas for a trip to the Columbia River Gorge.  Dyer-Seeley has several upcoming book events, including one this Monday, scheduled around Oregon and in California.



If I've learned one thing in this life, it’s that trouble has a way of finding you, no matter where you go or what you do to avoid it.

-- Dead Float by Warren C. Easley.

This new mystery series features lawyer and amateur sleuth, Cal Claxton. The first book, Matter of Doubt  introduced Cal as a former LA prosecutor starting a small practice in Oregon wine country. In this second book, Cal finds himself tangled in a murder mystery while guiding a fishing trip down the Deschutes River Canyon.

This looks like a great summer read and an exciting new series from Poisoned Pen Press.

11 comments :

guiltless reader said...

Extreme mystery solving! ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These look so good!

Mark Baker said...

I won a copy of Scene of the Climb, but I haven't gotten to read it yet. Sounds like it's good from that first line.

Katherine P said...

I have Scene of the Climb on it's way to me and I can't wait to read it! I haven't heard much about Dead Float but I love the beginning. Great choices!

JC Jones said...

Both look good.

Kathy Martin said...

Both of these mysteries sound really good. I'll have to add them to my endless wishlist at Amazon. Happy reading!

Anne Bennett said...

This sounds like a really fun read. Do you exclusively read NW authors?

Tea norman said...

I really like this one. I've written it down.

Juli Rahel said...

I think I prefer the Beginning from 'Dead Float', although the 'Scene of the Climb' beginning is really descriptive! Thanks for hosting :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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Juli @ Universe in Words

Elizabeth said...

What a clever title. I love it.

Digging into soggy dirt wouldn't be good except to save your life. :)

This book sounds quite good. I do like mysteries.

ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

fredamans said...

Both are intriguing, but that first one is intense!

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