A Friday Post: Bats in the Belfry, by ECR Lorac

Hello everyone!

It’s Friday again – so I’m sharing some snippets of my current read.


Every Friday Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader where you can share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My current read is “Bats in the Belfry” by ECR Lorac.

“As funerals go, it was quite a snappy effort. No dawdling, well up to time and all that, but, my godfathers! What a farce to have to go to it at all. Didn’t make a ha’porth of difference to the party concerned.”

Also every Friday there is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice.

30879-friday2b56These are the rules:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.
  • Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
  • Post it.
  • Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.

A snippet from page 56:

Rockingham moved uncomfortably in his chair. The manner of the Chief Inspector was courteous, his “sir” reassuring, but there was a relentless look in his eye.


Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

Bruce Attleton dazzled London’s literary scene with his first two novels—but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife Sybilla is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce’s failure, and the couple lead separate lives in their house at Regent’s Park.

When Bruce is called away on a sudden trip to Paris, he vanishes completely—until his suitcase and passport are found in a sinister artist’s studio, the Belfry, in a crumbling house in Notting Hill. Inspector Macdonald must uncover Bruce’s secrets, and find out the identity of his mysterious blackmailer.

This intricate mystery from a classic writer is set in a superbly evoked London of the 1930s.

5 thoughts on “A Friday Post: Bats in the Belfry, by ECR Lorac

  1. Someone else featured a Lorac book today and I was thinking how I might enjoy her work. This one sounds good too! I like the excerpts you shared. I hope you have a great weekend!

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