Tuesday, December 8, 2015

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #131

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Come Hell or Highball by Maia Chance, borrowed from the library.

Come Hell or Highball (Discreet Retrieval Agency, #1) 

May 30, 1923

In all fairness, my husband was the one who should've been murdered.

Each of the mourners, huddled beneath dripping umbrellas around his open grave, must've itched to kill him at one point or another.  That was the sort of fellow he'd been.  Ginky.  Insufferable.  Yet it was only a heart attack that sent Alfred Woodby slinking over the Great Divide in his hand-stitched wing tips.  It was someone else entirely who would get blipped off.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I was immediately drawn to the cover and amusing title of this book.  Scanning the first few pages sealed the deal for me.  I love the voice of the narrator, the description of her deceased husband, and the hints of humor and flippancy.  And, perhaps best of all, it's the beginning of the new Discreet Retrieval Agency series.

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #131 was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  This post cannot be republished without attribution. Retweeting and sharing on Google+ encouraged.

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