First Paragraph: A Rule Against Murder

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph or two. Let’s see what you think about the first paragraph of my current read.

I love these Three Pine mysteries by Louise Penney. I’m reading book number four. Here’s the first paragraph of A Rule Against Murder.

In the height of summer the guests descended on the isolated lodge by the lake, summoned to the Manor Bellechasse by identical vellum invitations, addressed in the familiar spider scrawl as though written in cobwebs. Thrust through mail slots, the heavy paper had thudded to the floor of impressive homes in Vancouver and Toronto, and a small brick cottage in Three Pines.

 What do  you think?

Would you keep reading?

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5 Responses to First Paragraph: A Rule Against Murder

  1. Oh yes, I’d keep reading. I love these Three Pines mysteries…enjoy

    Great pick. Thanks for joining in.

  2. I learned about Louise Penney from you and now I’ve gotten ahead of you….I’ve read all her books and can’t wait for the next one. Thanks again for telling me about her. So yes, I not only would, but did, keep on reading.

  3. JoAnn says:

    I really need to read this series – enjoy!

  4. Kaye says:

    Sounds like a good Mystery. I’d keep reading

  5. Staci says:

    Oh yes I would! You’re the reason I read book one and I just picked up book two at the library!

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