I’m featuring But For the Grace, the second book in the D.C. Smith series by Peter Grainger. I really enjoy British murder mysteries. D.C. Smith is my latest “crush” in the detective ranks. His sense of humor is priceless.
Here’s how the story begins:
“Hello? Do I have the right number for Sarah Bradley?”
“Yes, you do.”
“Could I speak to her?”
“Not at the moment.”
“It’s rather important that I do. If I ring back in a few minutes?”
“Afraid not — she won’t be back until tomorrow afternoon. Who is this?”
“Irene Miller, from Rosemary House. That’s Mr. Bradley, isn’t it?”
“Hello Miss Miller — yes, Tony Bradley. Has she had another fall? What’s she broken this time?”
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?
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