Tuesday, June 9, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Malice Aforethought: The Story of a Commonplace Crime; Francis Iles

Welcome to
 First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.

Originally published in London in 1931
 Dover Publications - 2018

Part 1
Chapter 1

"It was not until several weeks after he had decided to murder his wife that Dr. Bickleigh took any active steps in the matter.  Murder is serious business.  The slightest slip may be disastrous.  Dr. Bickleigh had no intention of risking disaster."

This book was listed as one of the (8) perfect murder mysteries in Eight Perfect Murders; Peter Swanson.  Read more of pass?


  1. Read on.

  2. I love that you chose one of the books from Swanson's latest bestseller!

  3. I do love the look and sound of this one! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Oooh, yes, keep reading. Love that opening and am a fan of Peter Swanson so I'd definitely keep reading.

  5. Great start...and I love the cover. Read on!

  6. This sounds like my kind of book. I love murder mysteries.

  7. Great start. I can almost hear the "duh...duh...DUH!"


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