First Paragraph: A Man of Some Repute (A Very English Mystery)

firstparagraphEvery Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.

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I discovered this British mystery series by Elizabeth Edmondson when I accidentally bought the third book in the series. I got half-way through when I decided I’d rather start with book #1. So here it is, and here’s how it begins:


Chapter One

England, 1953

Scene 1

By the time they reached Selchester, Hugo’s leg hurt like hell. It was a gritted-teeth job, and be struggled not to wince every time he had to change gear. Georgia was sitting beside him; she gave her brother a glance or two but did’t offer any sympathy. She’d said more than once that since his leg was the way it was, he would just have to get used to it, which practical and pragmatic response to his injury rather pleased him. But at the moment he wasn’t thinking of Georgia, or how he’d injured his leg, or regretting what it had done to him. He was just wondering if he could last out until they got to Selchester Castle and he could climb our of the car. They had stopped on the way, more often than he would have done in the old days, but nonetheless it was a four-hour drive from London and the longest stretch of time behind the wheel he’d attekpted since he’d been shot.

What do you think?

Would you keep reading?

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5 Responses to First Paragraph: A Man of Some Repute (A Very English Mystery)

  1. Interesting! I hate when someone tells me I have to “get used to something,” especially if they haven’t experienced what I’m experiencing.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  2. Nise' says:

    It is always great to discover a new author. Enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. I want to know more about this series. I’m about to check into it and thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  4. Diane says:

    Hmm, this author and title is new to me. Hope that you enjoy it.

  5. Emma says:

    I quite like the idea of this. I like the era and think it would be a fun read.

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