Another mystery I'm thinking about reading for RIP/9 is Peter Robinson's Children of the Revolution, No. 21 in his Inspector Banks series. This is the opening paragraph:
As Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks walked along the disused railway track, he couldn't help but imagine two young lovers kissing on the footbridge ahead, shrouded in smoke from a steam engine. All very Brief Encounter. But the age of steam was long gone, and it wasn't love he was walking toward; it was a suspicious death.Initial Thoughts:
I've only read one other novel in this series, and that was a while ago. But I've been watching the TV series (DCI Banks) based on the books, and that's made me interested in reading more of them. This one sounds pretty good. Starts right off with a dead body and a reference to a classic film. Can't be bad. Right?
Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc. It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.