Tuesday, July 24, 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 an upcoming read, The Silver Gun by L.A. Chandlar.  The excerpt shared is from the trade paperback copy given to me by a friend

The Silver Gun (Art Deco Mystery #1)


The ashes of the cigarette struck the rocks with sparks and bloodred cinders.  The wind beneath the bridge played with the wisps of smoke coming from the tip, making spidery webs in the air.  The rising sun splashed a honey-colored glow on the buildings.  From the shore, a trumpet, of all things, blew loud and clear like a call. The hooded head turned up abruptly, alert like a hunter on the prowl.  Ready.  At ease, knowing that it would come full circle.  Destiny was working its odd magic.  Like he said it would.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This novel is a trifecta when it comes to my favorite criteria:  it's the first in a series (Art Deco Mystery Series); it's set in New York; and it's historical fiction.

I am really looking forward to losing myself in this story set in the 1930s, when Fiorello LaGuardia, a formidable personality (and character in the novel), began his term as 99th mayor of New York City.




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17 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, I love those ingredients, too! 1930s NYC...and a first in the series is always a bonus for me, too.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. The second book in this series, The Golden Pawn, is coming out soon.

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  2. Sounds tempting as I like the setting but, no new series books for me right now.

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    1. I admire your willpower, Diane. I can't resist a new series of interest, no matter how hard I try. I think I do it to make up for all those great series that I discovered when they are already in double digits of titles.

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  3. I heard the author on a panel at Malice Domestic this year. She talked about her research into the time period and LaGuardia. I managed to snag a copy too. Look forward to reading it and think I'll go get it and put it where I can see it to read before long. ;-)

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    1. It's a nice cover to have lurking in the background.

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  4. This one ticks off all the boxes on my mental checklist too. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. This week I am featuring A Double Life by Flynn Berry. Happy reading!

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    1. Hope you have the chance to read The Silver Gun soon. Enjoy your current read!

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  5. I love first in a series and books about NYC but I'm not a fan of historical fiction. Still, I love the intro.

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  6. Loving the atmosphere from that first paragraph alone - sounds like a fab choice to me.

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  7. Art Decco period sounds fun! A great choice, with an intriguing beginning. Here is mine: http://bit.ly/BlackChamber I'm late posting today.

    Hope you're having a good day, Catherine. :)

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  8. Nice to hear from you! Your current read sounds really good!

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  9. Love the descriptive opening. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

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