Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Book Excerpt for the Day

    “OK, then,” I said, turning away, heading towards the stairs.

    The phone rang as I passed it.  Hoping it might be Violet, I lifted the receiver, my heart pounding.

    “Congratulations,” said a disembodied voice, “you have won a guaranteed major prize in the Lithuanian State Lottery.”

    I slammed the phone down, muttering a curse under my breath as I walked upstairs.  They’d got me once.  Never again.

    (from Inspector Hobbes and the Curse by Wilkie Martin)

    7½*/10.  The complete review is here.

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