A book meme

This one calls for you to list the opening lines from five to ten of your favorite books, and people try to figure out what books they are and list their choices in the comments.
Most of my books are in storage right now, but here are some from what I have out.

They Stood together at the parapet, their arms about each other’s waist, her head against his cheek.

There was death afoot in the darkness.

Nobody could rightly say any of us Sacketts were what you call superstitious.

“Well, Tir, you think your plans for the humans are working?”

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

It was starting to end, after what seemed most of eternity to me.

John Rolfe had rented the house for seventy-five a month, which sounded extortionate but was something close to reasonable, given the way costs had gone crazy in the Bay Area since Pearl Harbor.

Among the world-girdling fortifications of a planet distant indeed from star cluster AC 257-4736 there squatted sullenly a fortress quite similar to Helmuth’s own.

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