Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Linkups - Cloaked in Malice

It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
What is your first book of the year?

My Answer:
My first books of the year were The Island of Glass by Nora Roberts (in actual book form), Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz (on my Kindle), and A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie (audio).  I've finished all three and really enjoyed them.

This week's book is one that's been on my TBR for awhile and one of my goals this year is to make some progress on those books that have been on my shelf for far too long.  I've read the previous 4 cozy mysteries set around a vintage clothing store and a woman who sees ghosts and can tell what happened to previous owners of the clothes.  I really enjoyed the previous books so I'm excited to read Cloaked in Malice by Annette Blair

The Beginning:
My name is Madeira Cutler, and I'd like to invent a ghostly tracking device.

My Thoughts:
I do remember ghosts being a factor in this series but this is definitely getting straight to the point!

The 56:
Paisley folder her arms as she turned to me and she stamped her foot.

My Thoughts:
Paisley sounds like a little kid throwing a temper tantrum here but she's actually an older woman so I'm curious to see what gets her into this state!

So what do you think?  What was your first book of the year?  What did you think of it?


  1. My first book of the year was the second part of George RR Martin's A Dance With Dragons which I started at the end of December. The first one I actually started and finished this month was my third book of the year-The Royal Marriages by Lady Colin Campbell.

  2. My first book was The Hunting Party, which won't be published here for a few weeks. I liked it. A locked-room type book in the winter at a lodge in Scotland. Not necessarily a unique theme, but there were some interesting aspects. As to the book bits that you shared, I'm still thinking about an older woman named 'Paisley' - really? Ha!

  3. I love the cover of Cloaked in Malice. I hope you enjoy it! My first book of the year was This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber. I loved it. I hope you have a great weekend, Katherine.

  4. I like the beginning more than the 56. I like the cover too! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  5. I like that 56! And I think I finally decided on a first book for 2019- I've been reading graphic novels but no novels yet, so my reading is getting off to a slow start for this year!

  6. What an enchanting cover. And I've been wanting to try the author. I hope you enjoy it.

    My Friday 56 from The Haunting Of Henderson Close

  7. Glad you had good first books of the year!!! Hope you enjoy this one!

  8. Yes, I'm wondering about Paisley's tantrum, too. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That sounds awesome and I love that cover. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  10. I spent New Year's reading a romance - Now or Never by Victoria Denault. This sounds like a fun cozy series. Enjoy!