Tuesday, February 5, 2019

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Detective Inspector Huss; 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.  (This week's pick is by an author that I fell in love with last month when I read An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good.)


Detective Inspector Huss; Helene Tursten
Soho Crime - 2012
Prologue

"NOBODY SAW HIM FALL through the dense November darkness. With a dull, heavy thud he hit the rain-wet pavement.  Even though it was still rush hour, there were few people on the street.  The pedestrians huddled beneath umbrellas turned inside out and scrunched their chins turned-up collars for a little protection from the icy, whipping rain.  Everyone who could was driving a car or jammed into the steaming warmth aboard a bus or streetcar.

An elderly woman pulling a stubborn, soaking-wet dachshund on a leash stood closest. The howls that she and the dog announced to those people in the vicinity that something serious had happened.  Hurrying pedestrians slowed their pace. Curiosity got the upper hand, and they were drawn toward the site of the accident."

What do you think? Would you read more or pass?

26 comments:

  1. This sounds like it has potential ... I might need to read a little more to be sure, but I like it.

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    1. He writing is very good, the translation is always good as well.

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  2. Oh, yes, I'd read more. This is a mystery series that I have meant to get to for long time. There are several books. I vow to start it this year. Ha!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me book/series. Soho Press publishes really good novels, so I'm putting this one on my must-read list.

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  4. I am definitely intrigued, now. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

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  5. sounds good, and Soho publishes great crime stories. Mine is here: https://francebooktours.com/2019/02/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-the-first-noel-at-the-villa-des-violettes/

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  6. This one pulled me right in. I want to keep going to find out what's going on.

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  7. I hope this one works for you as well as the other one by this author. I think I need some crime fiction in my reading list.

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  8. Oh I haven't read anything by this author but I was fully engaged with that opening - good choice Diane.

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    1. I was so impressed by the first book I read by this author so I wanted to read more.

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  9. The intro grabbed me so I'll be looking for it at my library.

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  10. I love that first line, yes, it's a curious one!

    Here's my Tuesday post!

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  11. That's a relly good opening. See what MK is featuring at Girl Who Reads

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  12. Really good opening. I've actually had this book on my shelf for years. Now I need to dust it off and start reading it!

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    1. Oh wow, well I hope you dust it off the shelf and try it. I'm enjoying it so far.

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  13. That sound interesting and I'd want to see what in the world is going on!

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