Enter Second Murderer, by Alanna Knight (1988). The first book in her series of Inspector Faro mystery novels, set in Victorian Edinburgh. These are the first sentences of the book:
Patrick Hymes was tried and convicted at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh for the murders of Sarah Gibson (or Hymes) and Lily Goldie. He made his exit from the world on 11 May 1870, a day that promised to be bright and cheerful for everyone but him.Initial Thoughts:
Poor Patrick. But I do like that beginning. I've heard a lot about this series, and I need to read something for the Read Scotland Challenge -- so this might be my next book. I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately. Will this one get me back on track?
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 to add new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.