BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
Funerals are Fatal would have been a good book to read last week for Halloween. I'm a bit late. Not it's time for Nonfiction November. Maybe next week I'll have a nonfiction book to share. I've been reading a lot of nonfiction this year to make room on my overflowing nonfiction TBR shelves, so November will be nothing different. But I have a couple of books set aside for Nonfiction November, including Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Are you reading nonfiction this month?
I'm trying to catch up on vintage mysteries these last two months of the year. I've made progress on the Vintage Mystery Challenge but have a ways to go to finish before the end of the year. Funerals are Fatal is one for the challenge.
MY BOOK BEGINNING
Old Lanscombe moved totteringly from room to room, pulling up the blinds.
-- From Funerals are Fatal by Agatha Christie.
The Vintage Mystery Challenge has a "Scattegories" theme again this year and this 1953 mystery counts as my entry in the "Mystery By Any Other Name" category. Funerals are Fatal is more often found under it's other title, After the Funeral. But I love the campy cover on my old pulp paperback edition.
YOUR BOOK BEGINNINGS
Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading this week -- or just a book that caught your fancy. If you share on social media, please use the hashtag #bookbeginnings.
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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.
“Mr. Timothy Abernathie is her only surviving brother and her next of kin, but he is a recluse and an invalid, and is quite unable to leave home. He has empowered me to act for him and to make all such arrangements as may be necessary.”