Tuesday, February 7, 2012

First Chapter, First Paragraph - The Serpents Trail

Title: Serpents Trail
Author: Sue Henry
Publisher: Onxy, Pg 288
Publication Date:
March 1, 2005
Format: Audio
Genre: Mystery
Source: Library
Series: Maxie and Stretch #1

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

Chapter 1


At the end of a four-thousand-mile road trip, I stood in the back porch of Sarah Nunamaker’s large Victoria house in the center of Grand Junction, Colorado, uneasily considering the half-open door that swung ever so slightly as the curious fingers of a drying breeze reached in under the sheltering roof to give it a tentative nudge. After a robust and extended use of the heavy brass knocker on the front door had resulted in nothing but echoes and silence from within, I had made my way through a side garden and around to the backyard, glancing up at each window that I passed for evidence of occupation within. AT well after eight o’clock in the dark of the mid-September evening, all of them showed nothing but the mottled reflection of a streetlight that filtered in between the curbside trees. Only one, a rear second-story pane, held a soft hint of illumination that crept through the lace curtains of a room I knew from past visits was Sarah’s bedroom.

Book Description:
At sixty-three, Maxie McNabb is cruising down the Alaska Highway in her brand-new Winnebago. With her mini-dachshund at her side and the open road ahead, she's never been happier. But before her exploration of the Lower Forty-eight gets underway, Maxie needs to figure out who burgled her friend's Colorado home-and why. And the closer Maxie gets to solving the puzzle, the more it becomes chillingly clear that her friend's life isn't the only one on the line.


DCMetroreader said...

Sounds intriguing. I would keep reading.

JoAnn said...

Sounds like it might be a good mystery.

Nise' said...

Sounds like a fun book to read. Enjoy.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I read quite a few Sue Henry mysteries a few years ago, but then got away from them. This one sounds familiar -- enjoy