Welcome to Saturday Sample and Weekend Writing Warriors. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my current work in progress. The book is titled Tarnished Silver, and I have no official blurb to share. The set up is like this.
My heroine Brittany Granger is a private investigator who has been summoned to the home of the Silver family. The Silvers operate The Silver Firm, a prestigious law practice. They are famous, rich, and some say unscrupulous. She has no idea why they want to see her.
Brittany followed him into the mansion, a Georgian Revival made of dark brick. The entrance hall had marble floors covered with expensive looking oriental rugs. Old oil paintings adorned the walls, and the mahogany furniture she saw looked costly and antique, like pieces that had been in the family for generations. The man stopped in front of a massive wooden door and softly knocked before they entered.
“Sir, Miss Granger is here.”
A tall, thin man with neatly combed white hair rose from a navy leather wing chair beside the fireplace and extended his hand to Brittany. “How do you do, Miss Granger?”
“I’m fine, thank you. And you?”
“I’m well.” He indicated the chair in front of his ornately carved, enormous desk. “Won’t you sit down?”
Excerpt: This is a WIP so if something grabs you that I need to change please say so. I threw in an extra sentence with my excerpt so we have eleven..
Brittany sat down and waited, admiring Silver’s polite formality in a casual world.
“Did you have any trouble getting to Greenville, Miss Granger? The weather is terrible, and Fairfield is an hour away.”
“No, it wasn’t a bad trip at all.”
“Good, good. I expect you’re curious about why I wanted to see you.”
“I imagine you want the services of a private investigator, but I have no idea why you’d pick me.” She shrugged. “Don’t get me wrong. I do a good job for my clients, but I’m still small potatoes. You could have anybody you wanted.”