Mar 22, 2016

First Chapter: When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris

Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph every Tuesday. Share the first paragraph(s) of your current read or book interest, with information for readers.
When Falcons Fall: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C.S. Harris, published March 1, 2016 by NAL
Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. (publisher)

First paragraph,  first chapter: 
It was the fly that got to him. 
In the misty light of early morning, the dead woman looked as if she might be sleeping, her dusky lashes resting against cheeks of pale egg shell, her lips faintly parted. She lay at the edge of a clover-strewn meadow near the river, the back of her head nestled against a mossy log, her slim hands folded at the right waist of her fashionable dove gray mourning gown. 
Then the fly came crawling out of her mouth. 
Well, that opening chapter does come as a shock. Would this prevent you from reading on? Or does it provoke your interest in this mystery?


  1. Ick! That did come as a shock! I like the writing and was drawn in immediately. I have been wanting to read C.S. Harris's books for awhile now. This sounds like it will be a good one.

  2. Oh, egads! That fly might just give me nightmares....but the description of the body and the setting...beautiful.

    I don't know if this one is for me....but that was a captivating intro. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “SOMEWHERE OUT THERE”

  3., it didn't put me off, but was a little icky. I haven't thought that I would be interested in this series, but now...maybe I am. Thanks for featuring it!!

  4. Wow! That's quite an intro! This is a series I've been wanting to read for awhile and I'm definitely intrigued!

  5. That is quite an intro! I would read more, even though the beginning starts with a sad ending.

  6. ugh...the fly out of the mouth freaked me out LOL

  7. No, it makes me want to keep reading. I love all of the description, and that last line is....


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