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!
Vera Wong Zhuzhu, age sixty, is a pig, but she really should have been born a rooster.
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto
I’m planning on starting this book this evening and I cannot wait! I love Jesse Q. Sutanto and this book sounds like so much fun.
Title: Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Age Category: Adult
Publication Date: March 14, 2023
Number of Pages: 352 Pages
Buy the Book: Amazon
Put the kettle on, there’s a mystery brewing…
Tea-shop owner. Matchmaker. Detective?
Sixty-year-old self-proclaimed tea expert Vera Wong enjoys nothing more than sipping a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy ‘detective’ work on the internet (AKA checking up on her son to see if he’s dating anybody yet).
But when Vera wakes up one morning to find a dead man in the middle of her tea shop, it’s going to take more than a strong Longjing to fix things. Knowing she’ll do a better job than the police possibly could – because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands – Vera decides it’s down to her to catch the killer.
Nobody spills the tea like this amateur sleuth.