Welcome to some bookish fun today as we share Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and as we showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists!

If you have been wanting to participate, but haven’t yet tried, now is the time!

And what better way to visit some blogs and find new friends?

Today I’m excerpting from Dead on Ice, by Lauren Carr.

Beginning:  Prologue

Saturday Night, June 3, 1978

Melody Lane Skating Rink, Hookstown, Pennsylvania

“For our last slow skate this evening,” the announcer’s voice boomed over the chatter of the young people filling every corner of the roller skating rink, “we will play ‘How Deep is Your Love’ by the Bee Gees.”


P. 56:  Upon its discovery, the investigators pulled it out from the corner and opened it.  The smell of death burst forth like evil escaping from Pandora’s box.


Amazon Description:  Dead on Ice is the first installment of Lauren Carr’s new series (Lovers in Crime) featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates. Spunky Cameron Gates is tasked with solving the murder of Cherry Pickens, a legendary star of pornographic films, whose body turns up in an abandoned freezer. The case has a personal connection to her lover, Joshua Thornton, because the freezer was located in his cousin’s basement. It doesn’t take long for their investigation to reveal that the risqué star’s roots were buried in their rural Ohio Valley community, something that Cherry had kept off her show business bio. She should have kept her hometown off her road map, too—because when this starlet came running home from the mob, it proved to be a fatal homecoming.


I like the beginning that hints at sweet and happy times, since we know that grisly events are going to transpire. 

Now I’m off to see what the rest of you are sharing!


  1. hi Laurel-Rain! thank you for stopping by my blog. your comments didn’t disappear. i all got them. must have been a glitch. anyway, Bee Gees and freezer coffins are an unlikely combination but it’s very intriguing 🙂
    have a wonderful weekend!


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