Hosted by Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
This is my first time doing this meme.
My selection is from The Ninth Daughter, by Barbara Hamilton. It's the first in her Abigail Adams mystery series, and I'm about half way through the book now.
Abigail Adams smelled the blood before she saw the door was open.
In November, Boston didn't reek the way it did in summer, especially down here in Fish Street. The coppery blood-stink cut the more prosaic pong of fish-heads and privies from the moment she stepped through the gate into Tillet's Yard, the way the single thread of gore seemed to shriek at her against the gray of the wet morning, trickling down Rebecca Malvern's doorstep.
I'm really enjoying this book, and Hamilton's Abigail seems very authentic--I keep hearing and picturing Laura Linney, who played Abigail superbly in the John Adams mini-series, and who I think got it right!