First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Secrets of the Treasure King

Posted May 22, 2020 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, First Line Fridays, giveaway, mystery/suspense / 13 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Secrets of the Treasure King by Terry Ambrose.

and the first line is…

Hey Journal, Guess what?


SERIES: Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery #4
April 29, 2020
PAGES: 261

The Seaside Cove rumor mill is buzzing about the captain of The Treasure King. He claims to know the location of the San Manuel, a four-hundred-year-old sunken Spanish galleon with a cargo worth millions. And now, he’s dead, the victim of a speargun attack.

When the police ask B&B owner Rick Atwood to consult in the investigation, he has mixed feelings. Consulting for the police is not the problem. He’s done it before. The problem is his eleven-year-old daughter, Alex.

Alex is fearless, precocious, and fueled by a strong sense of girl power. She’s also convinced the cops will never find the killer without her help, so she launches her own investigation—and quickly becomes a candidate for Seaside Cove’s youngest felon.

Now, unless Rick can solve the case with the clues Alex found illegally, his daughter might face charges of breaking-and-entering, the treasure of the San Manuel will be lost to pirates, and a killer could get away with murder.

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Terry Ambrose has written and published fourteen mysteries. His Seaside Cove Mystery series new releases have risen to the Amazon genre Top 100. In 2014, Con Game, Terry’s second thriller in the License to Lie series received the San Diego Book Awards Best Mystery/Thriller award. Terry also writes the McKenna Trouble in Paradise mysteries and organized an anthology written by bestselling mystery writers to benefit a literacy nonprofit in Hawaii.

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13 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Secrets of the Treasure King

  1. Gloria A

    This sounds like a good book. My first line is from Masquerade at Middlecrest Abbey by Abigail Wilson.
    Chapter 1
    Southeastern England
    I blinked a few times and took a deep breath. Apparently I’d survived.

  2. Debra Branigan

    The cover art is very bright and pretty. The story sounds like a great read. Best wishes to the author on the book.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Like Dorothy in Oz, I definitely wasn’t in Indiana anymore. At least the Wicked Witch hasn’t shown up. Yet.

  4. Our ACFW book club is discussing and enjoying Surrendered by Jennifer Sienes. “If he wasn’t already dancing with Jesus, I’d kill Sean O’Shay myself.”

  5. Over on my blog I’m featuring Pretending to Wed by Melissa Jagears. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter six of the same book.
    “Setting buckets under the well pump, Nolan started to fill them and squinted at the wagon coming down the road.”

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from the suspense novel by Patricia Bradley, STANDOFF.
    What had he gotten himself into?

  7. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Grand Encounters” by Jen Turano:

    “I know you mentioned you’ve sworn off gentlemen forever, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and – need I say – Delicious is here again, and, unsurprisingly, he’s sitting in your section.”

  8. Happy Friday!
    On my blog I’m sharing the first lines from The Socialite by J’nell Ciesielski. I’m currently on chapter 14, so I’ll share from there.
    “Kat tipped the glass of wine to her mouth, but didn’t part her lips. She hated reds, especially dry ones, and they gave her a splitting headache.”
    I hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time! 😀❤📚

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