Monday, September 13, 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 a recent blog tour read, Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany. It's the first book in the new Catskill Summer Resort mystery series. 


First Chapter:  "My neighbor Mrs. Francesco heard him at a club in the city. Vulgar, unamusing, and all-around offensive were the words she used. As if that wasn't bad enough, he was even worse the second night!" Mrs. Brownville blew a plume of smoke into my face. I gave my best professional smile, but it wasn't easy.


What do you think? Would you continue reading?

I am a dedicated Vicki Delany fan and read several of her ongoing cozy series. Of course I jumped at the chance to begin her newest series, Catskill Summer Resort Mysteries. The opening paragraph gives a snapshot of the era the story is set in--the 1950's, when smoking was a popular habit and sensitivities around risque humor were prevalent.




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  1. Sounds great! I have the one and love the sound of it plus the fun old-fashioned cover art.

  2. Ooh, this one does sound good! I love the cover, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I just read and reviewed this for a blog tour. I really loved it. I love the era and the setting so much.

  4. Every one I see who has read this has loved it and I already wanted it! Now it's pretty much a need rather than a want :)