Thursday, October 25, 2012

Book Beginnings: Death at the President's Lodgings

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

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An academic life, Dr. Johnson observed, puts one little in the way of extraordinary casualties. 
 -- Death at the President's Lodging by Michael Innes.

Isn't the vintage Penguin cover terrific!

I am reading this 1936 Ivory Tower mystery for the Vintage Mystery Challenge.  I'm in Minneapolis for work for a couple of days, and this is the perfect book to read after a long day.


  1. love vintage penguin! "extraordinary casualties" -- what an unusual combination of words!

  2. What an interesting read. I wonder how it compares to "modern mysteries"?

  3. Sorry about the "aborted" hand clicked on the space bar!

    Love the sound of your beginning!

  4. I love vintage mysteries! I hope the story is as good as the book looks.

  5. I love the Penguin covers, they are always so nice. And the beginnings is really good as well! Thanks for hosting! :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  6. Thanks for playing along! And enjoy your books!

  7. Initially, I was inclined to agree with this beginning...but then a scence from the movie The Da Vinci Code flashed in my head.

  8. Great beginning and I really love those Penguin Classic covers.

  9. I like that beginning and the "new" Penguin Classic covers. They are like those old books that I used to read in the library.

    Thanks for hosting BBF!


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