Friday, November 4, 2016

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #57

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My Book Beginning:  

Wouldn’t It Be Deadly (An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, Book 1) by D. E. Ireland

Henry Higgins:
“There’s only one way of escaping trouble; and that’s killing things.” – George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 5

London, 1913

The shadowy hallway seemed as black as the heart of Jack the ripper. 

My Thoughts:  I’m a huge fan of the movie “My Fair Lady” so when I found out that there is a mystery series based on the two main characters, I just had to get a copy of the first book and can’t wait to read it.  

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City Reader.  


Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice on every Friday.

To Play along here are the Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your post below. 
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.  
*It's that simple.

My 56 is also from Wouldn’t It Be Deadly (An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, Book 1) by D. E. Ireland

The aroma of roasting meat already wafted through the house.  Higgin’s stomach gave an involuntary growl. He remembered he had not eaten breakfast.

My Thoughts:  If I haven’t eaten, and I smell cooking food, I know my stomach will make a noise too – lol.

So what do you think?  Is this a book you would be interested in reading? What do you think of the cover? Don’t forget to link up at Freda’sVoice.  

About Wouldn’t It Be Deadly (An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery, Book 1) by D. E. Ireland

Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins make an incomparable pair of sleuths in the start of a delightful new series

Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball--where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins' bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess--Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard's prime suspect. However, Eliza learns that most of Nepommuck's pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing teacher. As another suspect turns up dead and evidence goes missing, Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor's name is to discover which of Nepommuck's many enemies is the real killer. When all the suspects attend a performance of Hamlet at Drury Lane, Eliza and Higgins don their theatre best and race to upstage a murderer.

This reimagining of George Bernard Shaw's beloved characters is sheer pleasure. Wouldn't It Be Deadly transports readers to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the East End. Eliza and Henry steal the show in this charming traditional mystery.
Don't forget to post your meme's and link up at both host locations.  

Have a great Friday! 


  1. LOL @ the 56. The logic...
    I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  2. This does sound like fun. I liked My Fair Lady too. I'm reading When She's Gone by Jane Palmer this week. Happy reading!

  3. I'm very intrigued with your selection. Might have to add it to my TBR.

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