Book Quote Challenge: Day Two

I have been reading the Berger & Mitry Crime Fiction Series by David Handler.  There are ten books in the series so far, and I’ll be reviewing a book a week, starting with February 26 on my book review blog. In my opinion, this is another great crime solving couple who will go down in history like Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer, Sherlock Holmes & Watson and Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, William Monk and Hester, and Peter Wimsey and his ladylove Harriet Vane.

Therefore, all of my quotes for the Three-Day Book Quote Challenge are coming out of this series.  Today, I have chosen the first book of the series, The Cold Blue Blood.

Quote 1.  Mitch stood there a moment in stunned silence, realizing to his own astonishment that it had finally happened. One door was closing and another one was opening.  Today was the day. As of this moment, I am moving on.

The Cold Blue Blood

Quote 2.  “Day One- Have found it,” Mitch scribbled in his notepad. “Have at long last discovered the land that time forgot. All is quiet­­––too quiet. Have queer feeling that someone, or something is following me.”

The Cold Blue Blood

Quote 3.   A conversation between Mitch Berger and Desiree Mitry about her talent.

“You were hoping I’d tell you that you were no good––so you could forget about the whole thing. Not a chance. I won’t do it. You are good. And you know it. And you’re scared to death. I don’t blame you, believe me.  Talent is a very frightening thing.”

“Now why do you say that?”

“Because if you have it, you have to do something with it. You owe it to yourself.  Wasting talent is one of the deadly sins.  Maybe it didn’t make the Bible’s top seven, but it’s right there at the top of mine. You must study and work and grow. And that’s where it gets scary. Because the people closest to you will think you’ve gone a little nuts. They will not understand why you’ve quit your job––“

The Cold Blue Blood

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Pat Garcia

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5 Responses to Book Quote Challenge: Day Two

  1. Good quotes. Don’t you hate that tingle in the back of your neck–that you ignore–that turns out to be right? Why oh why do we ignore our instincts?


  2. Susan Scott says:

    I love the quote about using one’s talents Patricia – a timely reminder thank you not to waste them – we’re all good at something. Thank you.


  3. These are quite impressive quotes, Patti. I like all three of them. But the one which touched me most at the moment is the first one. Thank you for sharing.


  4. Micki Peluso says:

    I liked all three, but the third was my favorite.Pat, can you do me a favor and take my name off the ‘quote’ list. I’d love to do it but am on a new med for afib and it has me practically bedridden. If it works and so far it has, my afib may go away for good. In the meantime, I have to just rest and wait out the side effects.

    Thanks, Micki


    • patgarcia says:

      Hello My Dear,
      That is no problem. You don’t have to do it. Your health is more important and I sincerely hope you start feeling better soon.
      Love you, Lady.


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