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First Line Friday – 21 July 2023

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?

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In every club there is a club bore. The Coronation Club was no exception, and the fact that an air raid was in progress made no difference to normal procedure.

Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie

This is the next book on my TBR. As I slowly make my way through the Poirot books, I’m looking forward to diving into this once and exploring another one of Poirot’s adventures.

Title: Taken At the Flood
Author: Agatha Christie
Age Category: Adult
Length: 288 Pages
Published: January 1, 1948
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A few weeks after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.

Shortly afterwards, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man’s sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by ‘spirits’ that Mrs Underhay’s first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman’s true motive for approaching him…

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