I downloaded this book a few days ago, because it was free and someone highly recommended it. I've only read a couple of chapters, but I'm still as intrigued as I was by this first paragraph. I love when a story starts out with a shatter, a scream and a shriek. Très bon!
"The glass in the French window shattered. The guests screamed. Over the general exclamation could be heard the shrill shriek of Madame St Clair, wife of the ambassador, ‘Ciel! Mes bijoux!’"