Friday, May 8, 2009

Maynely A Mystery: chapter one, page one

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It is my pleasure to share chapter one of my new cozy mystery novel: Maynely A Mystery

Let's start on page one - it's a very good place to start. : )


She stood in the pouring rain. He stopped and she climbed in.

When she opened the cab door, Hikaru Utada's happy tunes spilled out of the car and tumbled onto Robson Street.

Robson Street was a shopping mecca. Sandwiched between Burrard and Jarvis, this section of Robson pulsed with the beat of capitalism. Sharing the street with avid shoppers were university students. For Robson Street was also the home of a University of British Columbia campus.

"Where to?" he asked.

"Point Grey," she said pulling a book out of her leather backpack. It was a heavy, thick book and smelled of academia. If she was hoping to impress him by her destination she had failed. Point Grey may impress some but not Sam Berlin. He knew the neighbourhood well: expansive estaes elbowing each other for space, for recognition, for importance. Single family castles on postage stamp-size properities. Why was North America so obsessed with excess? Berlin wondered.

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