Opening lines from recently published books

”Lila Mooney stood wearing a faded print housedress with three buttons missing at the throat, watering her window garden of African violets, and thinking of the pills.” From Over the Line (Doubleday), a mystery by forensic psychologist Faye Sultan and Teresa Kennedy

”At fifteen minutes after midnight on January sixth, when Merrill Liberty took a phone call at her table in Liberty’s Restaurant, she had thirty minutes to live.” From Judging Time (Dutton), the fourth Leslie Glass novel featuring Det. April Woo