Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 43: Fellowship of Fear

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This book was read in JUNE. Great mystery! This is book one in the Gideon Oliver "Skeleton Detective" series. I will certainly read more by this author.

He saw the dark shape of the car blocking the middle of the road a split second before its headlights went on, blinding him utterly. His foot clamped to the brake pedal, the wheels locked, and he went slipping and sliding toward the stopped car as if he were on ice.
(pg 58)

Genre: Mystery

Travel in Germany, Sicily, Spain and Holland—with all expenses paid—Sounds more like a dream vacation than a visiting fellowship to Gideon Oliver. That is, until some black-clad and desperate men try to kill him. And it just so happens that two other visiting scholars have met with mysterious ends.

A world-reknowned anthropologist, Oliver claims he can identify his assailants by their speech patterns. But John Lau, the officer assigned to the case, doesn't believe a word of it. Nor does he believe that the charred fragments of bones and teeth from a corpse can reveal its identity and smoking habits. Now caught in a web of intrigue that stretches across Europe, Oliver must rely on his forensic talents to help him solve a deadly conundrum—not to mention save his own life.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Very suspenseful and scary!

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Beth F said...

Sounds like a good one.

Anonymous said...

Great teaser! Mine this week comes from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum. (: Here's the link.

Alice Audrey said...

You do have a way of picking interesting mysteries.

Kaye said...

Sounds full of drama and suspense. I hope you're enjoying the book. Here's my Teaser for the week.