Monday, April 25, 2022

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 cozy murder mystery called The Fog Ladies by Susan McCormick. It's the first installment in San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery Series. 

First Chapter:  "Did you hear about Mrs. Bridge?"

Sarah James was barely inside the laundry room when the older woman spoke. Enid Carmichael eyed her with relish, and Sarah knew she hoped to be the first to impart the news.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

I purchased this book over the weekend at the Malice Domestic mystery conference in Bethesda, Maryland. It was so nice to attend an in-person multi-day gathering of authors and mystery fans. After hearing the author speak about this book, I knew I wanted to spend time albeit virtually in a San Francisco apartment building populated by a group of older women and a young medical intern.


This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.


  1. I love the sound of this, I like books with older, more mature ladies LOL and ,how great you got to attend this event in person.

    Here is my pick:

  2. I like the sound of this one, with the SF setting and a cozy murder. Older characters are interesting to me these days, too, lol.

  3. This looks good. I've been eyeing this series. Hope you enjoy it.

  4. Like the sound of this one. Thanks for the update.

  5. I was looking for dissertation topics for llm students and came across this post. I enjoyed this book and by the end I was hooked. I initially found the book to be quite slow paced and it took me a few chapters to really get into. The book is so well written that it was well worth persevering with and the characters are brilliant. They are a combination of those older ladies who are so familiar and yet still have hidden depths.