#BookBeginnings Easy Prey by John Sandford

Today we’re featuring the next book in The Bestseller Code 100 challenge, Easy Prey by John Sandford for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!



Easy Prey* by John Sandford

(*Amazon Affiliate link)

Summary:   A glamorous supermodel is killed at a party and police detective Lucas Davenport gets the call. Not only does he have to deal with a media frenzy over his case, but things go from bad to worse when another body shows up and one of his men becomes the main suspect.

This is the 11th novel in the “Prey” mystery series.

First Sentence:

When the first man woke up that morning, he wasn’t thinking about killing anyone.


That sets the tone for a mystery, doesn’t it? The man isn’t identified, but it sounds like he may be a killer before the day is out. Also, how many more men that might kill someone are there, if he’s only the first?

So far this book could be called “Easy Read” instead of Easy Prey. It goes down like candy, in stark contrast to our previous Bestseller Code challenge book, World War Z. Thank you, John Sandford.

What do you think? Have you read any of John Sandford’s books?


  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I do enjoy a book that goes down like candy. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. Yvonne@FictionBooks

    Hi Roberta,

    I had no idea that John Sandford was quite such a prolific author.

    I have read a couple of the early books in the Lucas Davenport series, but was surprised that my titles were written way back in the 1990s and that there is another new book coming out this year, bringing the series tally to 27!

    I am wondering now, whether John has changed his writing style and updated his character over the years … I might have to read one of the later stories to find out.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend 🙂


    • Roberta

      You make some great points. It would be interesting to check how his stories have changed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2024 It's A Mystery Blog

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑