Thursday, January 18, 2018

Book Beginning: Lord Mullion's Secret

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

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MY BOOK BEGINNING


The Mullions were still quite comfortably off, although they no longer managed to pay their way in the entirely unobtrusive fashion they would have wished. Twice a week, and through the greater part of the year, they were obliged to turn Mullion Castle into a Stately Home. 

-- Lord Mullion's Secret by Michael Innes. This 1981 mystery features portrait painter and reluctant amateur sleuth, Charles Honeybath.

It counts as my first book for the 2018 Vintage Mystery Challenge in the Silver category.





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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING





11 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds good! I love the "presentation" of the book with wine.

Anne Bennett said...

What a fun idea to read Classic Mysteries. I hope you like the book. One thing I've noticed about books published in yesteryear often use a font style that I don't like.

Maria said...

I like the idea of classic mysteries! Good beginning so far.

BooksPlease said...

I like the look of this. I've read just one of Innes's books - the first Appleby book written in 1934. His books span a lot of years!

Katherine P said...

I haven't heard of this one but it looks like one I'd enjoy! I do love a reluctant amateur sleuth and I love that beginning.

topazshell said...

I like to read about castles.

Sassy Brit said...

Hi Gillion!

I totally forgot to leave my link...

I love this, a classic mystery!

William Stanger said...

Interesting beginning. Hope you enjoy this one.

reese said...

As you saw, I'm also doing a Silver Age mystery this week. Great minds think alike... as my mother would say...

Hope you enjoy it. I've read Lord Mullion's Secret before but don't really remember it, which means I get to read it again!

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Classical mystery and castles...sounds like a great read! The beginning gives a nice little hint about some issues the family might be having. Interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

Jo-Ann

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

I love a great mystery! This one sounds like it has some fantastic elements. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

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