WeWriWa – In Her Image Pt4

Welcome back for another 8 sentences from my current regency mystery work in progress. Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly meme by authors to share 8 sentences of their writing, published or unpublished on their blog or website. Comments are appreciated. 🙂 Be sure to check out the other fantastic participating writers at http://www.wewriwa.com this weekend. If you’re a new visitor to my blog and would like to catch the beginning of this story, In Her Image, please click here.



As he paced, he cast curious glances at the fine houses circling the square. He had a good reason for keeping the body where it lay—he was hoping someone would come and claim the girl. So far, the occupants of the great houses, save the Prendegast’s, were disinterested in this little scene. Surely if she belonged to one of the others, and had failed to be found in her bed, a servant or such might be lured by what went on here and come to investigate.

A cart rumbled near and he glanced at it in annoyance. He had little time to gather his facts before the body collector would demand to claim his cargo. He gritted his teeth. Expedience had its places. At the scene of death wasn’t one of them.


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Keepsake, regency romance, heather boyd, distinguished rogues


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.


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7 years ago

Who is she? What happened to her? Will he be able to discover something before they gather her body? Great snippet! I’m really intrigued to learn more.

7 years ago

Fascinating story, always enjoy watching a mystery unfold. I wonder if any one will lay claim to the body. Great 8! I’m hooked!

7 years ago

Very intriguing. *I* definitely want to know who she is now! 🙂

Author Charmaine Gordon
7 years ago

Spooky and do check on Millie’s comment ‘he hoping’ to be reworded. Lots of tension in this snippet.

Alexis Duran
7 years ago

Intriguing that no one has claimed her. I like the tension of the ticking clock. Very nice snippet.

Gemma Parkes
7 years ago

Powerful scene and well written snippet!

7 years ago

Love how he’s purposefully waiting for looky-loo’s. The second sentence jarred me from the story, I think he hoping should be reworded or is a typo or something.

Cara Bristol
7 years ago

Very interesting. Definitely “mysterious.”

7 years ago

Well, definitely living up to the mystery part. What’s a dead body doing in the dang street!? Good eight.