Late Harvest Havoc, (a Winemaker Detective Mystery) by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen (Le French Book, December 2015). This is the book's first line:
In just minutes, death would strike again.My Thoughts:
This is Number 10 in the Winemaker Detective series -- the latest, as far as I know. I've read one other book in the series (Backstabbing in Beaujolais), and ended up being sort of lukewarm about it. But I did like the central characters, and the French settings, so I decided to take a chance on another entry. Love the opening. Hoping the rest of the book lives up to it.
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.
This is such an interesting concept! I think I might "join" the weekly fun-and-games. First lines -- the baited hooks that so often foreshadow all that follows -- are often fascinating. Consider this one from Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier: "This is the saddest story I have ever heard." Who can resist reading further! All the best from R.T. at Beyond Eastrod.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't be able to stop at that opening sentence! Hope you enjoy the story.ReplyDelete
My Friday post features THE LOCKET.
Very gripping opening sentence!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the cover.ReplyDelete
Opening sentence is short, but attention getting.
ENJOY the book and your weekend.
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