Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday

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The Ghost and Mrs. McClure
Alice Kimberly

Chapter 1

“We killed him!”

I was beside myself. In a frantic state of hand wringing and headshaking, I paced the length of the bookshop’s aisle from Christi to Grafton and back again.

“Calm down, dear,” said my aunt, her slight frame tipping the Shaker rocker back and forth with about as much anxiety as a retiree on a Palm Beach sundeck.

“How can I calm down?” I asked. “We killed a best-selling author on the first night of his book tour!”

Full Description:

Penelope Thornton-McClure manages a Rhode Island bookshop rumored to be haunted. When a bestselling author drops dead signing books, the first clue of foul play comes from the store's full-time ghost-a PI murdered on the very spot more than fifty years ago.

Is he a figment of Pen's overactive imagination? Or is the likable, fedora-wearing specter the only hope Pen has to solve the crime?


Anonymous said...

I've just recently gotten into cozies and this looks like a good one! I'm adding it to my TBR list.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

LOL LOL loved the intro.