I love mysteries! One of my all-time favorite series is P. D. James's Adam Dalgliesh series featuring Scotland Yard special Commander -- and published poet -- Adam Dalgliesh and his team of loyal inspectors.
Are there other P. D. James fans among our Book Beginnings crew?
BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
It is time again for Book Beginnings on Fridays, where we share the opening sentence or so of the book we are enjoying this week. You can play along on your blog, social media account, or in the comments below.
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MY BOOK BEGINNING
From The Lighthouse by P. D. James:
Commander Adam Dalgliesh was not unused to being urgently summoned to non-scheduled meetings with unspecified people at inconvenient times, but usually with one purpose in common: he could be confident that somewhere there lay a dead body awaiting his attention.
That is an excellent opening sentence, I think. I prefer long, opening sentences that get your attention right off the bat.
The Lighthouse is the penultimate book in the series and I'm sort of reluctant to read it, knowing there is only one book left after this. Oh well, there are so many series I still have to complete. And I suppose I can always reread this one!
YOUR BOOK BEGINNINGS
I don't know why the pictures didn't show up on the Linky last week. Gremlins! We'll see if it works this time.
Another fun Friday event is The Friday 56. Share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of your book, or 56% of the way through your e-book or audiobook, on this weekly event hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice.
MY FRIDAY 56
As soon as he had begun unpacking the books, he had found Monica's letter, place between the two top volumes. Now he took it from the desk top and read it again, slowly and with careful attention to every word, as if it held a hidden meaning which only a scrupulous rereading could discern.