Jul 1, 2014

Murder, Simply Stitched by Isabella Alan: First Chapter


Murder, Simply Stitched
Book beginning:
When my mother enrolled me in the Little Miss Texas Butterfly Beauty Pageant at the age of eleven, I don't believe it ever crossed her mind that one day I'd be lying in the dirt with my arms around the neck of a runaway goat. 
Petunia the Nubian goat baaed and kicked at me with her sharp hooves. I shifted my body away from her reach, and one of her long tawny-colored ears smacked me in the face. Two minutes ago when Petunia had raced past me as I made my way to the auction barn, jumping on her back seemed like a fantastic idea. 
From the book description: Angie, owner of an Amish quilt shop, decides to sell her quilts in the Rolling Brook Amish Auction... The quilts promise to be a hit—but the gavel comes down on the lively event when Angie stumbles upon the body of township trustee Wanda Hunt behind a canning shed. The cause of death: a poisoned blueberry fry pie from Rachel Miller’s bakery table. Now Angie’s closest friend is a murder suspect. 

Based on the opening sentences and the book description, would you keep reading?

10 comments:

  1. I'm not a big cozy mysteries person, but I hope you enjoy it!

    Here's Mine: http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/fiction/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday-intros-dollbaby-laura-lane-mcneal/

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  2. I haven't read a cozy in ages... sounds like fun. Enjoy!

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  3. I've never really read anything with an Amish background, so would love to read this.I also love needle crafts
    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

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  4. I've never really read anything with an Amish background, so would love to read this.I also love needle crafts
    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

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  5. Sure, I love cozy mysteries.

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  6. I had a smile on my face as I read this. Happy reading.
    Here's mine
    http://www.lovebitesandsilk.co.uk/2014/07/teasertuesday-opening-paragraph-kairos.html

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  7. The opening sentence is certainly unusual! I'd read more.

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