I've got a treat for you today - Wouldn't It Be Deadly by D. E. Ireland.
This is the first in a series about Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. It finds the duo having to play detective after the events of the play we all know. I just finished it tonight, and it was a pure delight. My review will be up Tuesday with more details.
For now, let's get to that first line:
The shadowy hallway seemed as black as the heart of Jack the Ripper.
Jumping to page 56, we find this bit of dialogue:
"That bastard Nepo you work for. I been there twice this mornin' banging on 'is door, but 'e ain't got the knockers to open."
And yes, I did choose one of the few lines of dialogue and characters who speaks with enough of an accent they write it that way.
One day of work and then a two day ultimate Frisbee tournament. Hope you have a great weekend!