29 September 2018
As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.
For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors www.wewriwa.com I have what will probably be the final snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/ suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. This snippet continues on from last week as Paula and Philippe continue to discuss the situation concerning the sale of the diary. Enjoy!
Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble
“This may surprise you, bearing in mind my grandfather's involvement, but I know nothing about the diary. Grandfather wouldn't even tell me who wrote it.”
De Valois smiled and nodded. “That does not surprise me. When the diary's existence first became public knowledge some fifty years ago, there was considerable discussion as to its origins. The original set of so-called experts that was hired agreed the diary had been written in the early part of the eighteenth century, but dismissed it as the unimportant scribbling of a child from a wealthy family. The then owner was not satisfied with their findings and arranged for a more extensive examination by people he was told were better qualified. After several months of deliberation, this second set of experts finally reached a unanimous and startling conclusion—a conclusion that has resulted in the diary's present enormous value.”
“They figured out who wrote it?”
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Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.
Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.
Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
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