Tuesday, March 4, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #52


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraph(s) of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring the opening paragraphs from The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian, which I borrowed from the library.

   The Mangle Street Murders

 The Slurry Street Murders

Eliza Shepherd was murdered.  Her body was discovered on her bed at eight o'clock on the morning of Monday 28 January 1882 by her sister and roommate, Maria.  They had lived on the top floor of a ramshackle pile of rooms over the Red Lion Public House, Slurry Street, Whitechapel.

Two hours later the body of Jane O'Donnell was discovered in another room along the corridor.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I love mysteries set in Victorian London.  Such stories evoke memories of Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper.  The opening lines are intriguing and have me wondering, who could commit such crimes?

The Mangle Street Murders is Book 1 in the new Gower Street Detective series.

What are you reading now or planning to read soon?
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #52 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution.

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