First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday

Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, Diane of Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometimes two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph. Feel free to grab the banner and play along!

This week's pick is

Comedy in a minor key

"There they are again." the doctor said suddenly, and he stood up.  Unexpectedly, like his words, the noise of the approaching airplane motors slipped into the silence of the death chamber. He tilted his head to one side, squinted his eyes half shut, and listened.  As if a small generator hidden somewhere in the house has started and quickly revved up to full speed, the droning sound of the night squadron flying in grew stronger.  It might also--or so it seemed at first--be coming from the basement, or from the house next door"

What do you think?  Would you want to read more?


  1. Pretty intriguing first paragraph. I haven't heard of this book.

  2. I think I would keep reading!


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