onsdag den 6. januar 2010

DJ´s Bait in the Box # 50


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.”


COMPETITION

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.

The prize:

I will draw one winner who receives an Amazon gift card of £ 10 or $ 15. (Or any online bookshop that accepts visa cards).


See my very first Bait in the Box.

16 kommentarer:

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

One I know! One I know!

I'm sending you an email...

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

Dorte H sagde ...

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.

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - So sorry! I will send you an Email

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Sorry Dorte I did not read all your post.
I have already send you an e-mail.

Dorte H sagde ...

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.

Maxine sagde ...

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 ;-)

R. T. sagde ...

BTW, you are back on my list of favorites at my revived blog.

Louise sagde ...

I don't know this one :-D so no hints from me anyway.

Dorte H sagde ...

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.

bkclubcare sagde ...

WOw - I know one, too. Very fun. :)

pattinase (abbott) sagde ...

Is there a more wonderful first line in fiction. I doubt it.

Beth F sagde ...

I'm so excited, I actually know one!!!

seana sagde ...

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!

Dorte H sagde ...

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.

Sandra sagde ...

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.

Dorte H sagde ...

Don´t worry, Sandra, of course I have entered you for the competition.