In recent years Thrillerfest, which is kind of like spring break for thriller enthusiasts even though it takes place during July, has sponsored a Best First Sentence Contest.thrillerfest

The contest is exactly what it sounds like: Write your best opening line to a novel. Seven thriller writers serve as judges. They each choose their favorite entry from a blind pool of submissions.

My first sentence was one of the winners this year, chosen by D.P. Lyle. He’s one of my favorite novelists, a past winner of the prestigious Macavity award, as well as the author of several non-fiction books about forensics.

Thank you, Doug.

Here’s my first sentence. Novel to follow:

“Maybe you should put on your pants before you meet my husband.”

Click here to read the other best first sentences. They’re all fun.

 

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