Dec 5, 2017

First Chapter: Beau Death by Peter Lovesey


Beau Death (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery)

Beau Death by Peter Lovesey, December 5, 2017, Soho Crime
Genre: British detective series

Peter Diamond digs deep into Bath history to ferret out the secrets of one of its most famous (and scandalous) icons: Richard “Beau” Nash, who might have been the victim of a centuries-old murder.

First paragraph:
The kid was forever asking questions.
"What are those people doing, Dad?"
"I don't know, son. Just looking/"
"Why?"
"Why what/?"
"Why are they looking?"
"It's some kind of building site. The contractors put those high fences round for safety, but some people like to see what's going on, so they make little windows in the panels."

Based on the book description and the first chapter, first paragraph, would you keep reading?

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3 comments:

Harvee said...

Hope to learn something also about the true story of Beau Nash, behind the fiction!

Suko said...

I like the opening dialogue. I'd read more!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Not crazy about the opening but, I hear this author is very good.

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