Friday Meme’s ~ A Curious Incident

January 22, 2021 Misc. 6

Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

“I am not a Consulting Detective,” Gemma Doyle reluctantly tells 10-year-old Lauren Tierney, when the little girl comes to the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium to beg Gemma to find her missing cat, Snowball. Gemma might not be able to follow the clues to find the cat, but her dog Violet follows her nose to locate the missing kitten in a neighbor’s garden shed. Gemma and Violet proudly return Snowball to her grateful owner, and Gemma basks in praise for a job well done. But a few days later Lauren is back with ten dollars in hand, wanting to once again hire a consulting detective, and this time for a far bigger job: Her mother has been accused of murdering her garden club rival. Sheila Tierney’s garden, which everyone said was the one to beat for the West London Garden Club trophy, had been vandalized the night before the club’s early summer tour.

Sheila confronted her former friend and gardening partner Anna Wentworth in a towering rage, and the women nearly came to blows. Later that night, after having won the trophy for best garden, Anna is found murdered and Sheila Tierney is the police’s prime suspect. Despite herself, and despite the disapproval of her police detective boyfriend Ryan Ashburton, the game is once again afoot, and Gemma finds herself and Jayne Wilson using their powers of deduction to ponder yet another curious incident.

Currently reading this one and almost finished and I think it’s probably my favorite of the series so far!

“I am not a consulting detective.”

“Can’t you at least say you’ll try and help her?”

“That would be unfair to her, Jayne. I can’t give the girl false hopes.”

A little girl lost her kitten and found out that Gemma is good at finding things and wants to hire her! 🙂

Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but  you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

I’m often amazed at how much people will tell me. Things they’ve tried to keep secret from everyone else in their life come pouring out at the slightest nudge.

She is also good at asking the right questions…lol.Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

Do you own more than one eBook reader? 

I have a few old kindles, but only really use my newest kindle fire 10 inch. I also have a nook but don’t really use it much either.

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6 Responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ A Curious Incident”

  1. Katherine

    I want to read this series. I know I have at least the first couple but have never gotten to them. I just have my Paperwhite but I love it!

  2. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den

    This sounds like a super cute series! I hadn’t heard of it before. Love that 56 snippet. She sounds like a sneaky detective who knows how to get the info she needs. Hope you continue enjoying it! Happy reading.

    Here’s my Friday post.

  3. Literary Feline

    Gemma must be easy to talk to if people spill their secrets to her all the time. And I don’t think I could refuse the girl either. I really want to give this series a try one day. This sounds really good.

    My Nook died so long ago. It was my first e-reader.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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