Unforgettable First Lines–The Deanna Raybourn edition

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.


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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