Tuesday, October 16, 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 book I just finished for a blog tour, The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn.  The excerpt shared is from the electronic version I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  


Chapter 1
"Commence the murder!" Everything went dark, a shot rang out, and something crashed to the ground.  

I held my breath, unable to move. 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I did continue to read this humorous cozy mystery set on a college campus in Colorado, where English professor Lila Maclean finds herself serving as the assistant director of the play, Puzzled: The Musical, an outlandish post-modern mystery.  The play seems doomed from the start, as mishap after mishap unfolds.

If you'd like to know more about this book, click here, to read my review.  If you do click the link, be sure to enter the giveaway also. 

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  1. I'd keep on reading - it sounds intriguing.

    Margaret @ BooksPlease

  2. I'd carry on reading too! The beginning is very 'whodunnit' and intriguing!

    Here's my post for today http://bit.ly/TeaserTues9 featuring Agatha Christie's latest by Sophie Hannah. Happy Tuesday!

  3. I love cozy mysteries, particularly at the is time of year. This one sounds fun. See what book I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

  4. I love that first sentence - commence the murder! Great first line.

  5. I'm glad you said "humorous cozy" as that changed my thoughts about reading the book. I think I'll give it a try.

  6. Glad it turned out to be a great read.

  7. This one has been calling my name! I love the premise!