Tuesday, January 15, 2019

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good; Helene Tursten



Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where  readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.

SOHO Crime - 2018 

An Elderly Lady Has Accommodation Problems

"THE SHRILL SOUND of the doorbell sliced through the silence.  Maud sat motionless in her armchair, making no attempt to get up.  She knew the bell would soon ring again. And again. And again. This had been going on for weeks"

I came across this on the "new book" library shelves last week, the size is so cozy, smaller than my Kindle and just 171 pages.  It's not often fiction is written about senior citizens and a mystery collection as well so I decided to give it a try. What do you think?

33 comments:

  1. Is it like a Miss Marple read? I like the cover too.

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    1. I haven't started it yet so I'm not sure, but, it does sound fun from overview.

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  2. I love the title. And mysteries involving the elderly are usually very entertaining. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads

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    1. I started this a few hours ago and really love it so far. Well written and just fun.

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  3. I would keep reading to see you is ringing her bell!

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  4. I like the start. I'd keep on reading.

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  5. I've heard about this one and it's by an author that I've meant to try for a long time. Not part of her series, but seems like a book that I'd like. Yes, I would continue reading.

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  6. I'd pick this up based on the title alone! Can't wait to hear what you think.

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    1. JoAnn, I started this a few hours ago and really love it so far. Well written and just fun.

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  7. I love books about elderly characters, and a mystery...even better. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog (with an elderly character!).

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    1. You would enjoy this Laurel - I started this a few hours ago and addictive it so far. Well written and just fun.

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  8. I agree with you on the lack of seniors in fiction. I'll give it a try. I also like the cross-stitched cover.

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  9. I think you should give it a try. From what language are the stories translated?

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  10. oh this looks good, I feel (without Googling) this is a more sinister tale, than at first it might seem. I hope I am right lol Maybe she gets her own back... not one to be trifled with! (hoping lol)

    Here is my Tuesday post!

    Hope you are having a great day!

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  11. Sounds like a great short read. I would keep reading.

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  12. Sounds great and as you say senior citizens are fairly rare in fiction although I've come across far more of them in the last couple of years.

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    1. I like senior citizen stories, especially in mysteries as no one suspects them LOL

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  13. I love the title and it's one that's on my list. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I started this in the afternoon and read half already - it's fun and not too long.

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  14. I'd read it based on the title alone :)

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  15. This sounds wonderful and I love the title.

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  16. I'd keep reading, I'm hopinng my library has it!

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