Thursday, February 14, 2019

Book Beginning Valentine: Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander



They say that you can’t go back, that it’s better to keep the past in the rearview mirror. That may be true, but lately it felt like my past was creeping into everything I touched.

-- Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander. This latest cozy Bakeshop Mystery finds pastry chef, cafe owner, and amateur sleuth Jules Capshaw unearthing a vintage skull at a picnic and a conveniently dead landlord.

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.


Everything in Ashland was within a ten-minute drive. And aside from the occasional backup on Main Street during the height of the tourist season, the only time traffic came to a stop was when a herd of black-tailed deer were crossing the street.

The Bakeshop Mystery series is set in Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Blackstone Audio, among other delights.


Roberta said...

Looks like a luscious cozy. Hope you enjoy it.

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

Amusing cover! Hope you enjoy your cosy mystery.

Literary Feline said...

I've been really wanting to try an Ellie Alexander book. That opening and teaser you shared makes me think I might like this one!

Breana M. said...

I haven't read anything by Ellie Alexander, but Live and Let Pie looks interesting. Also, I like the excerpt.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I haven't come across Ellie Alexander's books before. I like the opening and the teaser so now I'm wondering about looking for her books.

Louise Ferrell said...

I love cozies! And I've heard good things about Ellie Alexander. I've actually got one of her Brewery mysteries waiting on my shelf. I love the punniness of her titles.

Yvonne said...

This series is on my wishlist. Looks great.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a fun cozy! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

Anne Bennett said...

I love Ashland and enjoy visiting it while attending the Ashland Shakespearean Festival every few years. Must be fun to read a book set there. My Friday quotes come from Life on Mars

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