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
"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?