A Good Hanging – Page 123 Meme

I was tagged by Zetor for this meme – pick a book at least 123 pages long. Open that book to page 123.Find the fifth sentence and post the next three.

I picked this book by Ian Rankin, as it’™s the next book I’™ll be reading for the Celebrate the Author Challenge (it’™s Rankin’™s birthday in April). It’™s a collection of twelve stories and this story, the 6th one in the book is the title story, ‘œA Good Hanging’.

On page 123 the fifth complete sentence is:

A pencil lay on the typescript, evidence that Charles Collins was taking the critics’™ view to heart himself and attempting to shorten the play as best he could.

The next three sentences are as follows:

Peter Collins’™ room was much more to Rebus’™s personal taste, although Holmes wrinkled his nose at the underwear underfoot, the contents of the hastily unpacked rucksack scattered over every surface. Beside the unmade bed, next to an overflowing ashtray, lay another copy of the play. Rebus flipped through it.

I’ve enjoyed the Rebus stories on TV, so I’m looking forward to reading the books.

If you haven’t done this meme and would like to please consider yourself tagged.