First Lines Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
Here’s how it works!
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
My Dear M. Poirot!
Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie
It was pretty obvious from the first line that this was an Agatha Christie book. As you may know, I’m slowly reading my way through all of the Poirot books and Cards on the Table is this month’s book. I haven’t started it yet, but I’m going to try to start it today for the TBR Tackle Challenge readathon.
Goodreads Synopsis: A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players… Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana’s private collection. Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether…
If you’re interested, you can purchase a copy of Cards on the Table from Amazon* here
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