Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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, is 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, 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.  

Murder on Black Swan Lane (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery, #1) 

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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  1. Oh, yes, definitely spooky...and atmospheric. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. It does have a spooky vibe. It sounds like it would be a good read leading up to Halloween.

  3. Sounds like a perfect read for this time of year, and the cover is great!