I'm back to mystery this week, but I'm switching it up a little with a historical mystery. The book is No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman.
The book is set in 1860's San Francisco, which is ironic because this is the second historical book I've read set in that city this month. In fact, I've been reading a lot of historical mysteries this month, which isn't a genre I read super often. Not complaining since I like historical fiction, just something I found interesting.
Anyway, here's how the book begins:
The Chinese believed that some days were inauspicious, the ill tidings written in the passage of the heavenly bodies. Celia Davies gazed down at her patient, a delicate Chinese girl whose skin displayed more bruises than unblemished flesh, and wondered if today would prove to be one of those days.
Page 56 is the end of a chapter, and here is how it ends:
He stepped around her, bound for the door. When she did not immediately make a move to follow, he glanced over his shoulder. "I thought you were coming."
She rummaged through her reticule, left money on the table, and hastened to his side. "You will not be sorry."
"I sure hope not, Mrs. Davies," he said, frowning. "I sure hope not."
Have a wonderful weekend!