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?