It's Fridays so I'm linking up with Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings and Freda's Voice for The Friday 56.
"If he had had his way, Peter McDermott thought, he would have fired the chief house detective long ago. But he had not had his way and now, once more, the obese ex-policeman was missing when he was needed most."
The rules are pretty simple - go to page 56 or 56% and pick a line that grabs you (no spoilers!)
"Compared with the normal easygoing method of handing out room keys, today the desk clerks were being cautious. As guests requested keys, the clerks asked names, then checked the answers against a registration list. Undoubtedly, Keycase reasoned, his coup of early this morning had been reported, with security tightened as a result."
So what do you think? Would you keep reading?