First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea. This week I’m reading Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal:
Half an hour before Diana Snyder died, she tidied up her desk in the typists’ office of the Cabinet War Rooms.
She looked up at the heavy black hands of the clock on the wall and sighed. There were no windows in the War Rooms, the underground lair used by the Prime Minister’s staff, reinforced by concrete slabs and considered to be bombproof. The ceilings were low; signs warned Mind Your Head. The once-white walls had faded to a dull yellow, and the floors were covered in worn brown linoleum. Overhead were lines of drainage pipes from the Treasury. While the air was filtered by a special ventilation system, there were still lingering odors of floor wax, chemical toilets, and cigarette smoke.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! So, from the same novel:
“It’s all right, Magster, David said. “The Boss is half American, after all, on his mother’s side. He even claims some Iroquois Indian blood. So you’ll fit right in.” p.27
Tell us what you think. Would you keep reading? Have you read any of Susan Elia MacNeal‘s wartime Maggie Hope Mysteries? Leave a comment with a link to your First Chapter, First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday post. Thanks for stopping by.