Jan 24, 2017

First Chapter: The Oxford Inheritance by Ann A. McDonald

The Oxford Inheritance: a Novel by Ann A. McDonald, November 15, 2016.
Genre: suspense, mystery
First chapter:
Oxford in the summertime was a city under siege. They came from across the oceans, from Norway and Brazil, India and Japan: civilizations old and new alike, descending on the dreaming spires and neat, lush quads as a single invading army, sounding their battle cry in the chatters of foreign tongues, faces painted with warlike stripes of sunscreen zinc. Uniting to traipse the well-worn trail from the peaceful floral walkways of the Botanic Garden to the vast, soaring dining hall at Christ Church College, divisions of race and nationality blurred beneath the Union Jack baseball caps and souvenir sweatshirts....

Book description: "At prestigious Oxford University, an American student searches for the truth about her mother’s death in this eerie, suspenseful thriller that blends money, murder, and black magic."

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  1. What is it about Oxford that draws so many? The history? The setting, seemingly idyllic? The movies set there so often? I expect Inspector Morse or Lewis to step into the picture to make it perfect! I'd keep reading for sure. Here's my intro/teaser for this week (rather gruesome, I'm afraid): http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1t1

  2. I'm not into "black magic" books but I hope you enjoy!

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  3. I'd definitely continue and, in fact, will probably look for this book. And yes, Oxford is certainly a draw - I can see Inspector Lewis lurking or maybe Hathaway.

  4. Now this is a book I am going to read more about. Sounds intriguing! Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Laura :)

  5. Intriguing mystery-thrillers and a centuries old university are right up my reading alley. The cover is also mysterious and, dare I say, tinged with danger?

    Here's my FCFP post.

  6. I'm curious about who's come to Oxford.

  7. This sounds suspenseful and worth reading!


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