Thursday, October 3, 2019

Book Beginning Twofer: Frank's Revenge by Don DuPay & Celibate by Maria Giura


I have two again this week because my stack of new books is still teetering!


Anyone watching her would say she was showing a lot of cleavage.

-- Frank's Revenge: Albina After Dark by Don DuPay, author of Behind the Badge: A Portland Police Memoir. Frank's Revenge is a new mystery novel, a noir thriller set here in Portland. The author, Don DuPay, is a former homicide detective. I like the opening sentence!

DuPay's book caught my attention because it has a blurb on the front cover by my favorite former Oregonian newspaper columnist, Phil Stanford, who wrote a book I loved, Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City and, more recently, Rose City Vice: Portland in the 70's - Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers.

I first noticed Father Infanzi in the way that matters during his second year at Saint Stephen's.

-- Celibate by Maria Giura. This new memoir is by a woman who fell in love with a Catholic priest and struggled with their relationship for 10 years before finding her true calling. From Apprentice House Press, a student-managed book publisher at Loyola University Maryland.

I just watched the second season of Fleabag, so I am definitely intrigued.

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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.


Frank's Revenge:

Cunningham stood behind his desk, seething, his chest rising and falling with each angry inhalation of breath. He glanced at Lt, Hatch who said nothing, just sat and smiled, amused at the proceedings.


"We used to have a lot of Sisters in this house, every bedroom occupied, so we really needed the space. Now we're two Sisters and two novices."

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