Saturday, May 12, 2018

WeWriWa - 12 May 2018 - Without A Clue


12 May 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 www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.

For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. This snippet continues Paula’s meeting with her grandfather’s old friend, Philippe de Valois. Paula says she’s accepted that her brother is dead and the diary is gone, and that her only reason for returning to Paris is for a vacation. Enjoy!



Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.ca/Without-Clue-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B076635N3Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515269134&sr=1-1&keywords=Without+A+Clue+by+Chris+Grover
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          “Your grandfather does not believe you came back solely for a vacation.”
          Paula coolly returned his gaze. “Why don't you quit playing word games and tell me exactly who you are and what this is all about?”
          “Who am I?” de Valois moved his head slightly to stare up at the ceiling. “A well-known name in certain circles. But not, I realize, a name known to you.” He lowered his gaze and looked straight at Paula. “I am, I like to think, an honest man. I abhor deceit in any form. And you, Miss Sinclair, are, I firmly believe, a victim of deceit.” 
         
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Blurb:

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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12 comments:

  1. Oh, what information does he have for her? Intriguing!

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    1. It's a case of you tell me what you know and I may return the favor, or not.

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  2. He may be an honest man, but by avoiding her direct questions, he doesn't do a great job of coming across like an honest man -- which of course heightens the tension.

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    1. Philippe is a master at cat and mouse games. He could possibly give Effing a few pointers.

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  3. Oooo that last line opens so many questions!

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  4. Ooooh! Compelling scene, Christiane! Great hook!

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  5. Ooh wow, how intriguing, such a fascinating snippet!

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  6. Oh, boy. Who's deceiving her? Can't wait to read more.

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  7. Thanks, Diane. There's a lot going on off camera in this book, so Paula has to feel her way very very carefully.

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