From Silent in the Grave, the first of Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey mysteries:
“To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor.”
Now go on. Try to forget that opening.
Not working? Go ahead and treat yourself to the whole book. You won’t regret it.
PSST: For those of you who have already discovered the Lady Julia Grey series, Raybourn has a new one out, The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia Grey #5). Santa, if you’re reading my blog, I wouldn’t mind getting this one a bit early.