18 June 2010

First Words: Murder at Longbourn

"It would be dramatic to say that as soon as I saw Aunt Winnie's letter I had a premonition of danger - a shiver of apprehension, perhaps, or even a sudden feeling of dread. In reality, the only thing I felt was mild amusement, not so much at the message but at the mode of its delivery. I'm not so romantic as to expect correspondence from elderly spinsters to be limited to lavender-scented paper, but by this same token, I certainly didn't expect a hastily scrawled note on a yellow Post-it, cheerfully inviting me to a murder."

23 comments :

  1. I have read this and reviewed it on my blog. I really, really enjoyed it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts:)

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  2. Oh, wow! That does look good. I've added it to my list. Thanks!

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  3. Wow! That definitely sounds mysterious, but delightful!

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  4. Ah, that's great!

    Here's mine:

    http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/book-beginnings-on-friday-9/

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  5. Yes delightful is the word that comes to mind with that beginning. Sounds like a fun story, hope you enjoy it.

    Also, I really like your whimsical Blog header :-)

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  6. Wow, I love that passage! But I love your gorgeous new header even more. Very pretty! :D

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  7. This one sounds good. I will have to check it out especially for Jane in June!

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  8. Oh, that does sound intriguing. Happy reading!

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  9. This sounds like a fun book, like Jane Austen meets Agatha Christie. I look forward to your review.

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  10. Christina: *ding ding ding* Ya totally hit the nail on the head ;)

    Kathy: Thanks doll :)

    Christina and Gina: Yah :)

    Emidy: Darling I missed you! Thank you :)

    Mel: Why thank you :) and thank you for stopping by :)

    Aths: Truly :)

    Bobbie: I think you're the one that brought it to my attention :)

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  11. A note on a yellow post-it? It sounds so unAusten like. Regardless, Murder at Longbourn sounds like an entertaining read.

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  12. Whitney: Don't let the note scare you. It is super cute so far. Elizabeth (who happens to have a sister named Kit) is a huge Janeite searching for her Mr. Darcy and then gets caught up in a murder mystery by her single matchmaking auntie. It's chocked full of Jane references ;)

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  13. Cheerfully inviting into me to a murder? Cool!

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  14. Very interesting! Thanks for visiting Proud Book Nerd! :-)

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  15. I'm intrigued! I look forward to your review, Juju. :)

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  16. Okay, I'm hooked! And I love the cover, it's so cute! Have to check into this one for sure. Thanks! :o)

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  17. Definitely an intriguing beginning!

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  18. Very intriguing beginning - I'll be looking forward to your review! And, ohh, I'm definitely wanting to know how Jane Austen ties into this...

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  19. never heard of this book but i cannot wait for your review!!!

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  20. I love the part which goes... "cheerfully inviting me to a murder"... that alone would make me look at a book ;)

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  21. This sounds like it could be a lot of fun.

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  22. Cherry: Agreed :)

    Okie: Maybe it's one for your wifey ;)

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