Opening Lines

Selected from a digest featured in The Digest Enthusiast book five:

“Their women came first.

“One was a blonde, one a redhead, one a brunette. They were tall, extremely so; as though height had been a determining factor in their present status. Among others. They were beautiful, in a spectacular fashion. It was not a friendly sort of beauty. Their blue-painted eyelids were held far down over their eyes; not in modesty, but in a sort of supercilious disdain. As though rejecting the stares they were long since used to receiving.”
“The Black Bargain” by Cornell Woolrich Justice Vol. 2 No. 1 January 1956