Apr 4, 2009

Going Chapter 11

So, in honor of the wonderful world of high finance, what's the first line of Chapter Eleven in the book you're reading?

Small though Flea was, she knew how to use her body.
from SKIN by Mo Hayder (Bantam Press UK)


Gordon Harries said...

'So? I don't see how that stopped you coming home.'

From a very good book.

Oleanderman said...

I said that I was Clio's servant.

from Zuleika Dobson, Max Beerbohm

Peter Rozovsky said...

You sadistic mo-fo! This is a great idea for a challenge:

"This Parlabane was quite definitely trouble."

Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre
Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"

Sean Chercover said...

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

...from the book of HEBREWS

Neil said...

"Comics were getting worse at the worst possible time."

--The Ten Cent Plague, David Hajdu

Ron Dickie said...

"Just forget about it, Hector."

Toros & Torsos by Craig McDonald.

Anonymous said...

"There has been no improvement at all, rather the opposite."

from 'Shadow' by Karin Alvtegen (translated from Swedish by McKinley Burnett)

Hmm, seems to fit the finance theme.

Annie C

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

The second night, for nine hundred dirham, I brought a hooker back to Dail Joshi's room at the Marina Palais Royale Hotel, which was just as luxe an establishment as the name implied.

WALKING DEAD - Greg Rucka (may 5th drop date)

Sunnie Gill said...

Margaret Tambo had livd through more storms than she cared to remember, and at last count had seen fourteen of house houses blown away.

BAIT by Nick Brownlee
Piatkus books
Set in Kenya

marco said...

"When we were back out on the sidewalk I felt as if a weight had been taken off me."

Walter Mosley, Cinnamon Kiss

Gordon Harries said...

'Eddie Grace had recently been released from the hospital into the care of his daughter, Amanda.'

John Connolly, The Lovers. (to be published in June, at least in the UK.)

Gordon Harries said...

Neil: I've considered buying that more than once. Worth the investment?


Uriah Robinson said...

He placed the ad in the Holy Land Times; "Talking gray parrot for sale."

From The Jerusalem File by Joel Stone

Fred said...

"Your soft palate looks very inflamed," Sharon murmured.

Kate Atkinson
_Case Histories_

Dana King said...

"The thing is," Infante said to Lenhardt, "She doesn't *look* like a Penelope."

From WHAT THE DEAD KNOW, by Laura Lippman.

Linkmeister said...

"I drove first to a hardware store and purchased what I needed, and then I headed for Carleton, conscientiously remaining inside the speed limit to please Joe."

The Tightrope Walker, Dorothy Gilman.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Just came from Peter's at Detectives Beyond Borders. The irony!

"Alexander Thynn, seventh Marquess of Bath, is a well-known British
madman, a flamboyant character caught somewhere between the
1660's and the 1960's and not quite
ready to let either one go."


A great read btw.

Ayo Onatade said...

Eve methodically picked her way through the first reel of red tape to access personal data on Justice Thomas Werner.

From Betrayal In Death, JD Robb

Corey Wilde said...

'Black orchid sky.'

Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty.

pattinase (abbott) said...

"There was a coffeeshop, an old-fashioned relic, in the otherwise glossy lobby of the building where Howard, Howard and Barr was house.

Laura Lippmans's LIFE SENTENCE

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

I now want to read a bunch of these books.
Keep 'em coming!

Vanda Symon said...

"That night Adamsberg had a disturbing dream, a combination of pleasure and outlandishness."

The Chalk Circle Man, Fred Vargas.

Unknown said...

Hi guys,
My mate, Matt Hilton, told me about this. Sounds like fun!

'I was in court all Friday afternoon giving evidence in the case of a child molester.'

The Murder Exchange - Simon Kernick

Anonymous said...

"Promotional items can be a great way to get your name and book in front of perspective readers."

Book Promo 101 by Nikki Leigh


Anonymous said...

"With his two pieces of silver Wang Lung paid for a hundred miles of road and the officer who took his silver from him gave him back a handful of copper pence, and with a few of these Wang Lung bought from a vendor, who thrust his tray of wares in at a hole in the wagon as soon as it stopped, four small loaves of bread and a bowl of soft rice for the girl."

from The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck

Colleen/coco said...

The Sheriff's substation was a stucco shoebox of a building across the street from a sad-looking country hotel.

The Galton Case, Ross MacDonald