The Friday 56 #110 ~ Checkered Crime

Posted: June 10, 2016 in Cozy Mystery, Series, The Friday 56
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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

Checkered Crime

A Laurel London Mystery

by Tonya Kappes



Genre: Cozy Mystery

My 56 from the eBook.

 “It was on my phone that you threw out the window on…on an app.”

“That old thing had the ability to put apps on it?” he questioned.

This is so me. It took me forever to give up my flip phone. LOL


Read on if you want to know more.


Laurel London is one tough cookie. Orphaned and with one heckuva checkered past, she’s grown street smart and no one is going to tell her different, even if it means getting tangled up with the wrong side of the law. After terrorizing Walnut Grove, Kentucky all her adolescent life, she’s back and she’s ready to go on the up and up. Make something of herself. Prove the citizens of Walnut Grove wrong and make them admit she’s somebody.

But when mobster Trigger Finger Tony Cardozza jumps in the back of Laurel London’s car mistaking it for a taxi, she’s up to her ears in no good.

Recently fired and checkbook in the red, when Trigger offers to pay Laurel large wads of cash to drive him where he needs to go and keep her mouth shut, she’s all in. That is, until FBI agent Jax Jackson jumps in the back of Laurel London’s car threatening to take her to jail for her past crimes if she doesn’t cooperate with the FBI by going undercover to help bring down the mob.

Laurel finds herself battling the past and good vs evil and she’s not sure which is more deadly.




I love Tonya’s Ghostly Southern Mystery series so I had to try this one. Having fun so far.


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  1. sjhigbee says:

    lol… love the extract. Is it funny throughout?

  2. Sounds like a fun one!

    Friday memes

  3. I love Tonya’s books! This one was really good. I would love for your readers to check out my BB and 56…

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun. This week I have The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig. Happy reading!

  5. stacey0829 says:

    Sounds like a good one to me. Happy reading. Have a great day.

  6. What a delightful concept and excerpts. I love that cover, too. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

  7. I’m pretty sure I still have a couple of flip phones somewhere that I never threw away. Sounds like an interesting cozy read. Happy Friday!

  8. Breana M. says:

    This one sounds interesting.

  9. Loreen says:

    I love the premise of this series.

  10. Freda Mans says:

    LOL Got me cracking up! Sounds good! Happy weekend!

  11. I’ve only read a couple of her shorts before in various anthologies. I think this needs to change!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I hope you read some of her full length books. They read really fast and are a lot of fun!

  12. LadyD says:

    So funny to see an outhouse filled with firearms! I can relate to the cell phone and who would think I would be texting now! Enjoy the book!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      YOu caught those guns, eh! Yeah, we sure have come a long way! I still miss my flip phone though. LOL

  13. yvonne473 says:

    I have this one and it sounds so good. Now I just have to make time to read it :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I have a huge stack of review books but I’ll be finishing this one now, before starting on them. Hooked!

  14. Sounds like a fun and exciting mystery! Might have to add to my want to reads on goodreads :)

  15. Hfineisen says:

    The cover is certainly interesting, lol. Enjoy!

  16. Sounds like a fun read! By the way – I’ve never HAD a flip phone. Still want one….. My phone is so cracked (in more than one way), but I really don’t care. As long as my laptop (my preciousssss) is in tact, the electronic world is fine by me!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yeah, my phone is messed up and all I can use it for right now is as a phone. LOL No email, games, or any apps are working. Gotta get a new one. My laptop is my precious too! And it doesn’t look like Golem. LOL

  17. Great cover. I love the outhouse and the yellow car makes me think of the car we owned when I was growing up.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I don’t remember a yellow car? I do remember a station wagon, but not what color. Was that it?

  18. This sounds so fun! I love the blurb and the 56. I was slow to the whole smart phone thing too so I feel her (and your!) pain!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Doesn’t it! All of her books are a blast. Almost finished with it and will be sharing my review later this month. Yep. I have to get another new phone. Probably need your help to figure it out. LOL

  19. Checkered Crime sounds good just based on that little dialogue alone, Laura! Thanks for sharing :)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

  20. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a cover quite like that before! :)

  21. wow the cover is for sure intriguing! She seems up to no good at all, lol

  22. Bev Bouwer says:

    Very funny excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and for the visit.