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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (June 9)

First Chapter

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.

My current read is After The Fire by Jane Casey, the sixth in the Maeve Kerrigan series which will be published on 18 June 2015.

After The Fire


Arson, accident or murder?
After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate?
As Maeve and her senior colleague, Derwent, pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide… Amazon

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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Intro

There were 224 residents of Murchison House on the Maudling Estate in north London, and on a cold grey late November not one of them was expecting to die. Some were waiting to die But no one actually expected to die that day.
Murchison House stood eleven storeys high, an uncompromising slab of cement social housing that dated from the seventies and looked it. Five other tower blocks of varying sizes stood around Murchison House like siblings in an unhappy family.

Please note that this was taken from a proof copy

Do you want to know more? Have you read any of the previous books in this series?

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A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

40 thoughts on “First Chapter ~ First Paragraph (June 9)

  1. Oh, I like Casey’s work very much, Cleo. And I really like the way this paragraph sets up what’s going to happen. I’m very keen to read your review when you’ve finished this one.


  2. Umm…yes, of course. I have this book pre-ordered and can’t wait for it to publish next week. Lots of threads to continue from previous books, right? Thanks for whetting my appetite and making me long for it even more! LOL


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