Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose, the first book in the Wrexford & Sloane mystery series. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version I borrowed from the library.
A flicker of weak light skittered over the stone floor, followed by the soft scrape of steps and the whispered whoosh, whoosh of mist-dampened wool. Quickening his pace, a lone man moved down the nave's aisle, the shoulder capes of his great-coat fluttering darkly against the shroud of shadows.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
The opening paragraph and book cover conjure up a very atmospheric setting, one that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I'm planning to immerse myself in this book on a chilly autumn weekend for maximum reading pleasure.
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