First Line Friday (week 338): Home Tours, History & Homicide

Posted April 20, 2023 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, First Line Fridays, mystery/suspense / 13 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 Home Tours, History & Homicide by Sally Bayless. This cozy mystery series is on my TBR list, partially because it looks cute and partially because I love golden retrievers 🙂

and the first line is…

If I didn’t know better, I’d think the repairman was about to tell me he’d found a dead body buried in the museum’s basement.

Libby Ballard, director of the history museum in the small town of Dogwood Springs, Missouri, is thrilled to be organizing a tour of local historic homes to benefit the museum.

Plans for the event are well underway when Libby stops by to confirm details with one of the homeowners—and finds he’s been murdered.

Join Libby, her golden retriever, Bella, and their friends as they solve this mystery!

Home Tours, History & Homicide is part of the Dogwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series. If you like a mystery with an animal who will win your heart, friends who feel like family, and a sweet small town, you’ll love this series!

A clean cozy mystery with a hint of romance.

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13 responses to “First Line Friday (week 338): Home Tours, History & Homicide

  1. Gloria A

    I am about to start The Secret to Happiness by Suzanne Woods Fisher. The first line:
    Penn State Ice Cream School
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Friday, January 21
    Ah, the irony. Two months ago, Callie Dixon had been the executive chef at one of the largest convention hotels in Boston, a hotel so highly esteemed that the Food Safety Conference chose to hold their annual meeting there.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Columbus, Ohio
    Lindsay enjoyed watching Phoebe get a group picture with her high school friends.

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line today is from Dawn’s Untrodden Green by Carolyn Miller:
    Wooler Northumberland 1812
    Stapleton Court of Wooler had, in its day, oft been described as a monument to quiet pretention.

  4. That’s a great first line! I’m currently reading Tunnel Creek Ambush by Kerry Johnson and the first line is: “Kinsley Miller crept toward Whisper Mountain Tunnel, a prickling sensation climbing the back of her neck.” I hope you have a good rest of the weekend!

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