Monday, July 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 an upcoming read, Death in Castle Dark by Veronica Bond. The excerpt shared is from an eBook borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  The Road to Castle Dark

"We call them all Inspector," Derek Corby had told me during my interview. "Most mystery parties assign the guests as suspects who have to learn their backstories and then stumble their way through conveying that information to everyone. That's how we're different: our visitors are detectives--all the same detective, actually--and they get badges and notebooks when they enter. Then they can jot down notes as they dine, as they mingle in the drawing room, as they walk the grounds with the suspects. And this is why we can charge so much for the Castle Dark experience, and why people are more than willing to pay it, by the way: we hire real actors, we cater elegant dinners, and we give people the experience of total immersion. They are living in this castle, moving from room to room, touching the objects, sitting on the furniture. And when they leave, they feel clever, because they took notes and made observations and came up with theories. Our customers routinely rate us at five stars, and almost ninety percent of them return for new story lines."


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

I have always wanted to take part in a murder mystery dinner, and the one described in the opening paragraph sounds like a first-rate experience. I love the castle setting and the idea of an elegant dinner within its walls. Let the event begin!


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


  1. i have this one to read as well; I do like the sound of it.

  2. This one sounds awesome! I love the cover, too. Here's mine: “THE HEIGHTS”

  3. I like the sound of this one too. Love the idea of being a detective, plus elegant dinners. LOL

  4. I read this one and loved it! I've always wanted to go to a murder mystery show.

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