Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #70

It's Friday . . . time to share excerpts from one of my current reads with:
  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
Today I'm featuring:
 Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death  

Have you watched the Grantchester series on PBS Masterpiece?  The television program was adapted from the books written by James Runcie.  Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death is the first book in the series.

BeginningThe Shadow of Death
Canon Sidney Chambers had never intended to become a detective.  Indeed, it came about quite by chance, after a funeral, when a handsome woman of indeterminate age voiced her suspicion that the recent death of a Cambridge solicitor was not suicide, as had been widely reported, but murder.
Page 56: "He returned home, poured himself the smallest of Johnnie Walker's against the chill of the night, and looked at Stephen Staunton's suicide note once more.  Then, as the whisky took care of his anxieties, the beginnings of an idea started to emerge."

Which book are you reading now or about to start?

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #70 was originally published by Catherine for This post cannot be republished without attribution.    

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