Sunday, July 1, 2007

Great First Lines

As any author knows, a really good first line can grab a reader’s attention long enough to hook them on the story. Here are some of the more intriguing first lines from the newest books on our shelf:

"I did not expect to meet the Angel of Death while he was extricating
himself from a washing machine." – Saving Erasmus by Steven Cleaver

"When the sun dipped behind the wall of trees, we lay down and the white
night swallowed us." – Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson

"Had CC de Poitiers known she was going to be murdered she might have bought
her husband, Richard, a Christmas gift. " - A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

"The Lord giveth and most women piss it away." - The Wilde Women by Paula Wall

"I read today the account of my attempt at suicide." - Mary: a novel by Janis Cooke Newman

"The day Livia Pertini fell in love for the first time was the day the beauty contest was won by her favorite cow, Pupetta." - The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella

"Soon there will be a killing." - The Dead Place by Stephen Booth

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