First Line Friday (week 309): The Case of the Artist’s Mistake

Posted September 29, 2022 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, First Line Fridays, Jan Drexler, mystery/suspense / 10 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Case of the Artist’s Mistake by Jan Drexler. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and I can’t wait to read this one too!

and the first line is…

“It looks like you need this,” Becky said as she thrust a mug into my hand.


The new art gallery in town is causing quite a stir, and Emma is in the middle of it!

The Sweetbrier Inn is filled with guests, and the town is teeming with tourists who have come to celebrate Paragon Days, the official kickoff to the summer tourist season. But even before the festivities start, amateur sleuth Emma Blackwood stumbles upon a dead body. With no visible signs of violence, Deputy Cal determines the death is from natural causes, but Emma isn’t so sure. Why would a seemingly healthy woman drop dead? And what does the picture she was holding have to do with it? If Emma doesn’t solve this puzzle soon, a killer may get away with committing the perfect crime.

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10 responses to “First Line Friday (week 309): The Case of the Artist’s Mistake

  1. Jan Drexler

    September afternoons were meant for soft whispers and stolen kisses, not ash and soot and the gangrenous eye of a ruthless taskmaster.

    The Bride of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep

    Thanks for the shout-out, Carrie!

  2. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A King for Christmas by Brooke St. James.
    “I looked at my brother, putting the receiver in my lap, and muffling it in my shirt so that James couldn’t hear me.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! Happy reading!

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line today is from Millstone of Doubt by Erica Vetsch:
    Thorndike House- London- March 1, 1816
    The problem with concealing a weapon beneath a day dress at a social gathering became all too apparent to Lady Juliette Thorndike the moment she sat beside the Dowager Duchess of Haverly.

  4. Marion Gilmore

    It was a Bitter February night in northern Minnesota from Danny Orlis and the Contrary Mrs. Forester. Published in 1958…

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