The Friday 56 #172 ~ Written In Blood

Posted: December 22, 2017 in Meme, Mytery/Thriller
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

Written In Blood

  by Layton Green


Genre: Mystery / Thriller

My 56 from the paperback.

It was a white, two-story  farmhouse manor, encircled by a wraparound porch supported by ornate pillars. Atop the third story was a pyramidal tower that jutted upward like a wizard’s hat, complete with gargoyles cavorting on the downspouts.

As Preach pulled into the circular drive, two huge dogs bounded out of the house, followed by a man in his fifties wearing plaid dress pants and a velvet smoking jacket.

“Bela! Borris! Heel!”


Read on if you want to know more.


Detective Joe “Preach” Everson, a prison chaplain turned police officer, is coming home. After a decade tracking down killers in Atlanta, and with a reputation as one of the finest homicide detectives in the city, his career derailed when he suffered a mental breakdown during the investigation of a serial killer who was targeting children.

No sooner does Preach arrive at home in Creekville, North Carolina–a bohemian community near Chapel Hill–than a local bookstore owner is brutally killed, the first murder in a decade. The only officer with homicide experience, Preach is assigned to the case and makes a shocking discovery: the bookstore owner has been murdered in exactly the same manner as the pawnbroker in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

With the help of Ariana Hale, a law student and bibliophile who knew the victim, Preach investigates the local writer’s community. As their questions increase, a second body is found, this time eerily resembling the crime scene in a famous Edgar Allan Poe novella. Preach and Ariana realize that their adversary is an intelligent, literate killer with a mind as devious as it is disturbed–and one or both of them may be his next target.



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  1. Breana M. says:

    This sounds like an interesting book.

  2. OH NO! Another book i simply MUST HAVE! lol

    Here is mine: The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo.

    Have a very Merry Happy Christmas! Hope you get lots of books 😀

    Luv Sass x

  3. Kathy Martin says:

    This sounds excellent. This week I am featuring The House on Tradd Street by Karen White. Happy reading!

  4. I love the sound of this one! Great cover, too. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS”

  5. I bet this is good! I haven’t read his books, but have promoted enough of them. Including this book. :-)
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. Plaid pants and a velvet jacket. Now there is a vision. My Friday Quotes Merry Christmas!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It made me think of Val Kilmer in that movie, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. LOL He was something else. Merry Christmas to you also.

  7. This sounds like an interesting one. :)

  8. Lelia T says:

    Hoping to start this one soonest 😉