First Chapter, First Paragraph is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.
Every book needs a good first paragraph to draw you in.
I usually have several books on the go, but I’ll offer up the first paragraph of the book I’m currently enjoying the most: The Galton Case, one of the best of Ross Macdonald’s Archer novels.
The law offices of Wellesley and Sable were over a savings bank on the main street of Santa Teresa. Their private elevator lifted you from a bare little lobby into an atmosphere of elegant simplicity. It created the impression that after years of struggle you were rising effortlessly to your natural level, one of the chosen.
Intrigued? Read on or give up?
What’s the first paragraph of the book you’re reading right now?