Monday, April 10, 2017


Looking for a book?

Truth is the back up of e-books on my reader boggles the mind. Thank heavens I bought all those as yet unread books digitally. If they were in print, there would be no room in our house for people.

That said, I continue to buy books. Friends’ books. Recommended books. Books with appealing covers.

And now I have found a new toy. If you’ve not yet discovered, I suggest you click on over. Think first pages unidentified by cover or author or title.

Some first pages are immediately recognizable—It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Others are new and undiscovered jewels.

I recently spent a happy hour reading the first pages of everything from John Updike to Sylvia Plath. From Charles Dickens to Wally Lamb. From William Faulkner to Roald Dahl. Go. Play. Fall down a rabbit hole.

Find a new book or rediscover an old favorite.

You’re welcome.

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. 

She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean--and she's got an active imagination. Truth is--she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

Her next book, Watching the Detectives, releases May 23rd.