'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday: The Darkness and the Deep

Every Tuesday Diane over @Bibliophile By the Sea host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where we share the first paragraph sometimes two from a book we're reading or thinking about reading soon.






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The sea haar came rolling in on an oily swell from the Irish Sea just ahead of the darkness. Now, to the melancholy lowing of the foghorn on the Mull of Galloway, it crept over rocks and bays and low cliffs, stealing light and feature from the landscape. It engulfed the small boat becalmed in the Bay of Luce, then, on its south-west shore, the ancient stone harbor of the port of Knockhaven.

Lights began to appear in the small deep windows of the white-harped houses huddled close along the curve of the shore and in the shops and small terraced houses on either side of the winding ribbon of the steep High Street. They shone from the sprawl of council housing and grey stone villas in the higher, newer part of the town and blazed from the 'executive homes' with sea views, whose picture windows would have found small favor with the original occupants of the little town. Those earliest fishermen derived no romantic satisfaction from gazing out at their workplace and their enemy - even if she was their mistress as well.


Tuesday Teaser:

The murder accusation was something else. Murder was different. Murder - and they were talking multiple murders - meant they locked you up and threw away the key until you might as well be dead. Probably better dead, at that.   page 255


Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B @ A Daily Rhythm. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you're reading. No spoilers, please!



24 comments:

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    1. I really enjoyed her first book in this series, Jackie!

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    1. You'd never know from this intro that its a murder mystery, Diane!

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  3. As setting descriptions go, this one is good. Too bad I'm a character junkie.

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    1. Suzie, this is second book in a good series with a great detective and lots of good characters. I love character driven novels too.

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  4. This sounds really good! I love books like this. Thank you for sharing. I hadn't heard of this one before.

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  5. The first thing I had to do after reading your post was look up "haar." I love learning new words! The description in the opening intrigues me. Beautiful writing that portends mysterious or evil events. I'd keep reading to find out what happens next.
    My Tuesday post features Shem Creek.

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    1. Sandra, she sprinkles lots of these little Scots words in her books. The books are set in Scotland. Wouldn't know it was a murder mystery series from this opening!

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  6. I'm adding this to my list. I love the writing in this opening, and I'd keep reading!

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  7. Love the writing! I'd read the blurb to get a better idea of the plot first, but I'm already tempted to continue.

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    1. JoAnn I should have put the blurb! It's a detective series set in Scotland. I loved the first one.

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  8. Another author I've meant to read for a while. Thanks for sharing this one! I think I might have the first on my Kindle. Off to look.

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    1. I got the first one from Kindle free, Kay.

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  9. I like a good detective story! I need to look this series up! Thanks for sharing this one.

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    1. Only read the first one so far but I'm looking forward to the whole series, Judy!

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  10. I got quite a sense of the flavor of the place just from that opening. Good setting. I'd keep reading.

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    1. She does write very descriptive doesn't she, Margot?!

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  11. Great excerpts! I love that cover, too...thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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