Hey WeWriWa pals. Thank for coming back and for the comments last week on my regency mystery intro snippet. Your feedback was appreciated and I enjoyed the variety of reactions quite a bit. Sorry about the typo. I did warn you it was a wip. LOL Anyway, I’m continuing straight on from last week and my hero Damon is still viewing the body where it was found in Grosvenor Square, London. It is early morning.
“I know what I’m doing,” he warned even while he pulled his hat lower over his eyes to shield his face from clear view. He had discovered in the past few years that circumstance had made death a close and comfortable acquaintance. Andrew was not so comfortable with that development.
He studied the female victim lying dead at his feet. Young, judging by the smoothness of her features. Well off, as evidenced by the quality of her clothes and grooming, though any jewels or reticule could not be seen lying about on the patch of earth around them. So far though there was also no clear indication of how the girl had died either, her head was straight on her shoulders and there was no sign so far of any blood.
Using the tip of his cane he nudged the cloak away from her body.
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KEEPSAKE–Distinguished Rogues, 5:
The Marquess of Taverham married young and fast with his eye firmly on his bride’s dowry as the means to repair the family fortunes for the next generation. Too late he discovered his new wife wasn’t going to make achieving all of his dreams that easy.
OUT SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.
14 thoughts on “WeWriWa – In Her Image Pt2”
I like the way you describe the scene, lots of mystery & it sounds intriguing. The only suggestion I would make is to leave out the second “so far” in the last paragraph. Great excerpt..
Hmmm. I never trust a woman (or man) in a cloak. lol. Love the way the story is unfolding. Great job, Heather!
Intriguing – so many questions to be answered.
A lot of good details add to the intrigue. Nicely done!
I do enjoy a mystery set in a different time. I can’t ever solve them but I like making the attempt. Your hero is intriguing, can;t wait for more details!
Nicely done. You hooked me!
Love the Sherlock Holmes feel here. Nicely done.
I’m curious about what he’ll find under the cloak and why he’s shielding his face. Great snippet!
He’s obviously a private thinker! Will what’s under her cloak reveal the cause of death? Intriguing and beautifully written.
I like the insights into his thinking as he makes his examination. I wonder why he’s so keen to shield his face, though?
I do wonder what he’ll find under the cloak. 🙂 Intriguing snippet.
Ah, poor little angel…so how did she die? You’ve got me wondering!
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