Playing along with Diane over @Bibliophile By the Sea this week!
Each Tuesday she hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Post the first paragraph or two of the book your reading or want to read soon.
Today I'm starting An Inspector Cockrill Mystery: Suddenly at His Residence by Christianna Brand.
'Edward Travis sat in a darkened room blissfully pouring out his soul to the latest new psychoanalyst- dramatically escaped (some fifteen years ago) from enemy-occupied Austria. 'Yes, I'm nearly eighteen, doctor. I've come to see you quite secretly because usually my grandmother will insist on coming with, and she goes and tells a lot of stupid details which aren't in the least interesting... My grandmother? Oh, she's Lady March, my grandfather's Sir Richard March. Only, you see, their daughter, that's my mother, was an illegit. Of course, she and my father were quite properly married and all that...'
'Nevertheless, this stain of illegitimacy you haf brooooded over, my poor boy?'
'Oh, good lord, yes, I suppose I have,' said Edward, who had hardly ever thought of it as affecting himself. 'And then, you see, the frightful thing was that my parents were drowned in a boating accident, and I saw it happen...'
Would this draw you in?
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