Once Upon a Time

"To the bemusement of the tourists and a third grade class shepherded by a portly teacher, the woman crouched naked near the fourteen-foot mammoth and urinated."

- The Program, Gregg Hurwitz

This, in my opinion, is one of the best first lines I've read. And every year, the best first line of that year of crime fiction novels is celebrated by the Ross Thomas First Line Award. Nominations are being accepted now at this link. Submit now, you crazy first line loving maniacs!

1 comment:

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

Tht is one of my all time favorites as well.

There were a bunch of great first lines in 2005. I've nominated 26 so far.

and authors can nominate their own, Hell any one can nominate a first line! Go! Go nominate some first lines!