First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday – 15th October 2021

Hello!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

First Lines . . .

“‘No one is dead – yet,’ said Daisy darkly.

It was two days before Christmas, and we were sitting in Fitzbillies tea rooms in Cambridge.”

Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .

‘These attacks are not merely pranks or accidents,’ said Daisy gravely. ‘They are intended – and I believe something truly terrible will happen before Christmas Day.’

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas hols in snowy Cambridge. Hazel has high hopes of its beautiful libraries and inviting tea-rooms – but there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of Maudlin College.

Two days before Christmas, a brutal accident takes place – but the Detective Society suspect murder. Faced with fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer (in time for Christmas day, of course).

Read my review of Mistletoe and Murder here.

Did you guess this book by its first lines? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading this post.

Hannah

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