Do you recognize the opening lines of this thriller?
“Last night I dreamed I went to M…… again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me. There was a padlock and a chain upon the gate. I called in my dream to the lodge-keeper, and had no answer, and peering closer through the rusted spokes of the gate I saw that the lodge was uninhabited.”
If you recognize the quotation, please send the name of the author and the title of the book in an e-mail to do.hu.ja (at) mail.tele.dk.
The competition ends on Tuesday, January the 12th, by midnight.
I will draw one winner who receives an Amazon gift card of £ 10 or $ 15. (Or any online bookshop that accepts visa cards).
One I know! One I know!
I'm sending you an email...
Mystery Writing is Murder
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To all readers: this week I am not going to modify comments that include hints.
Perhaps I should have made that clearer in the post.
Dorte - So sorry! I will send you an Email
Sorry Dorte I did not read all your post.
I have already send you an e-mail.
Margot and Jose: not at all. I appreciate your comments very much, and I could just have made it clearer that I did not want hints this week. I have sometimes included them even in competitions, and it doesn´t matter much either way as I just enjoy getting many answers.
Oh well, I know this one but will not provide a hint. What a pity as when hints are allowed I usually cannot provide any ;-)
BTW, you are back on my list of favorites at my revived blog.
I don't know this one :-D so no hints from me anyway.
R.T.: I have decided not to bring hints this time. We can´t make it too easy ;)
I am afraid I hadn´t even noticed I had fallen out of favour. I lost my blog roll some time ago, and it took me very long to restore most of it (not sure I have found everybody yet).
Louise: how unfortunate (don´t tell anyone, but perhaps if you tried googling the quotation ... :D). At least you will have a chance tomorrow and Friday.
WOw - I know one, too. Very fun. :)
Is there a more wonderful first line in fiction. I doubt it.
I'm so excited, I actually know one!!!
Finally I know one! I won't email, because I work in a bookstore and don't want to win. But I'm enjoying the anniversary hoopla anyway!
Care, Beth, Seana: I am glad I chose one which is not quite hopeless ;)
Patti: there may be, but I agree that this one is compelling - I haven´t read the book for twenty years, but I remembered it.
Oh Dorte, my email is not going through and I finally recognize one. Do I have the address right?
do.hu.ja (at) mail.tele.dk.
With @ for (at) of course. Should I add DOT com, I did and that didn't work either. I just says it's undeliverable. Rats.
Don´t worry, Sandra, of course I have entered you for the competition.
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