Tuesday, February 13, 2018

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.   

Today I'm featuring The Sixth Victim by Tessa Harris, the first book in the Constance Piper Mystery Series.  The excerpt shared is from a library copy.
The Sixth Victim (A Constance Piper Mystery #1) 

Chapter 1

London, Saturday, September 8, 1888

There's blood in the air.  Again.  They've got the scent of it in their nostrils and they're following it, like wolves honing in for the kill.  Only the killing's already done.  It's the third in a month here, in Whitechapel, and the second in little more than a week and everyone's in a panic.  We're heading toward the scene, to Hanbury Street.  There's a big swell of us and it's growing every minute as news seeps out.  Shopkeepers gawp, arms crossed, on their steps.  Barrow boys are spreading the word.  Commercial Street's always busy at this time of the morning, but now the world and his wife seem to be funneling the rows of old weavers' houses in Fournier Street.  

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 
Regular visitors to the blog know I like reading historical fiction and mysteries, as well as discovering new series.  That makes this upcoming read a trifecta.  The book cover and opening paragraph are deeply atmospheric and set the stage for a story set in London during the time of Jack the Ripper. 

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  Retweeting and sharing on Google+ are appreciated.

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