It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. And then the murders began.
If you do this with Sanderson’s books it’s just…canon.
“Ash fell from the sky. And then the murders began.”. Good job, Kel.
Way of Kings:
“Szeth-son-son-Valano, Truthless of Shinovar, wore white on the day he was to kill a king. And then the murders began.”. Yup, that happens.
“It’s funny, Vasher thought, how many things begin with my getting thrown in prison. And then the murders began.” And hey, then he kills a dude!
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. And then the murders began.
The story so far: In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. And then the murders began.
As Gregor Samsa awoke from a night of uneasy dreaming, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. And then the murders began.
Or how about
No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were being scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. And then the murders began.
“Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a realm called the Midwestern United States – specifically the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin – a group of friends gathered together to forever alter the history of gaming. And then the murders began.” – D&D 5th Edition Player’s Handbook