Monday, January 18, 2021

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

  It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 

. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Can't Judge a Book by Its Murder by Amy Lillard.  It's the first book in the Main Street Bookclub Mysteries series. The excerpt shared is from an eBook borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  This was the last thing she needed.

Arlo Stanley hurried around the building, barely missing the crumbling spot at the edge of the street. Her foot twisted, and a sharp pain shot from her toes up to her ankle. This was not the day to break in new shoes. And heels at that. Now she had a bum ankle to add to the equation. But she had already been dressed for work when the police called.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

As many already know, I find new cozy mystery series irresistible--especially those that have some of my favorite elements. In this case, those elements are a book store and book club. I'm eager to make the acquaintance of Arlo Stanley, and want to know why the police are contacting her.

This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  


  1. Another very tempting book! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

  2. I need to read some cozies, this one sounds fun Catherine - enjoy.

  3. This sounds really like my kind of book. I've had it on my TBR for awhile. Hopefully I can get to it soon.

  4. A book store and a book club? Sounds perfect!