First Lines Friday!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

So here go’s

It started at one thirty on a cold Tuesday morning in January when Martin Turner, street performer and, in his own words, apprentice gigolo, tripped over a body in front of the West Portico of St Paul’s at Covent Garden.

Are you intrigued yet??? This is from the first book in a series that I absolutely adore. It was described as Harry Potter mixed with The Bill ( a UK police drama), so I was sure I was going to like it.

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Are you ready to find out what it is??

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Sure?

Have you read this series yet? Its sooo good! The perfect blend of humour, magic and adventure all set in London. I was lucky to meet Ben at a Gollancz bloggers event recently, and he is just the funniest guy! This series is filled to the brim with sarcasm, and typical British humour and I just cant get enough.

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