Monday, March 9, 2020

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph and Teaser Tuesday

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros 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.  

Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker, where bloggers post two teaser sentences (no spoilers allowed) from a random page of their current read. 

Today I'm featuring Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten.  This is the first book in her Detective Inspector Huss series. 

Detective Inspector Huss 

Nobody saw him fall through the dense November darkness.  With a dull, heavy thud he hit the rain-wet pavement.  Even though it was still rush hour, there were few people on the street.  The pedestrians huddled beneath umbrellas turned inside out and scrunched their chins into turned-up collars for a little protection from the icy, whipping rain.  Everyone who could was driving a car or jammed into the steaming warmth aboard a bus or streetcar.
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Teaser:  Irene had a lot to think about as she sat in a mediocre pizzeria a few blocks down the street gnawing on the "daily special."
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What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I've heard so many good things about this Swedish crime writer, this series, and its female protagonist Irene Huss that I've decided to sample the first book in the series.

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  1. I love discovering first books in a series, and those opening lines really piqued my curiosity. Here's mine: “EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS”

  2. I do like this author and plan to read more by her. Hope you enjoy this one.

  3. I'm wondering if he jumped or was pushed.