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“Sherlock Holmes heard a loud, “knock, knock, knock,” at the door of his home.”

baker-street-cover-final-copy-2The Amazing Airship Adventure: The MacDougall Twins with Sherlock Holmes Book 1 by Derrick Belanger





“My mom used to say that all adventures begin with a journey.”


Monster Hunter’s Manual Book 1: Skeletons & Traps by Jessica Penot






“Call me Jonah.”

Cat's Cradle

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.






“If you are reading this book, chances are you’re in proximity to garden gnomes (Gnomus hortus) and have made the most important decision of your life: to educate yourself and take a stand against these suburban subversives.”

How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack

How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (and They Will)
by Chuck Sabuchino





“Little Red hated her nickname.”

Fractured Fairy Tales

Little Red Riding Hood Seeks Vengeance
by Katherine Valdez (A short story in the anthology
Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales)






NOTE: Someday I will run out of first lines of books I have read (or will soon read.) If you would like to include your book’s first line for consideration in 5 First Lines Friday, send me a cover jpg, the first line (not from intro or prologue), your name and a link to buy your book (Amazon or other.)