THURSDAY QUOTABLES is a weekly book meme hosted by the lovely Book Shelf Fantasies
This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line or passage discovered during your reading each week. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just beautifully written, THURSDAY QUOTABLES is where my favourite lines of the week will be…and you’re invited to join in.
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DEAD SIMPLE (ROY GRACE #1) by PETER JAMES (MAY 2005, MACMILLAN)
“Branson ate his salad, and left the rest of his fish untouched, while Grace tucked into his steak and kidney pudding with relish.
‘I read a while ago,’ he told Branson, ‘that the French drink more red wine than the English but live longer. The Japanese eat more fish than the English but drink less wine and live longer. The Germans eat more red meat than the English, and drink more beer and they live longer too. You know the moral of this story?
‘It’s not what you eat or drink – it’s speaking English that kills you.”
There will forever be a special place in my heart for Peter James and his Roy Grace novels.
DEAD SIMPLE is the first in the series of novels featuring Brighton police detective; Roy Grace. A man suffering after the sudden disappearance of his wife; Sandy whilst trying to bring down local criminals. Cracking reads for those who enjoy a police procedural.
Until next week, keep reading on!