Thursday, October 9, 2014

Book Beginning: A New Lease of Death


Sorry for the missing linky! I set up the post early because I am on vacation this week and apparently forgot the linky.  I have had no luck trying to fix it on my phone. Please leave your link in a comment. Things will be back to normal next week!

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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It was five in the morning. Inspector Burden had seen more dawns than most men, but he had never quite become jaundiced by them, especially summer dawns.

-- A New Lease of Death by Ruth Rendell. This is the second book in her mystery series featuring Inspector Wexford. It bothers me that the title has "of" in it instead of being A New Lease on Death, like a play on "a new lease on life."

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