Monday, January 10, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 67: Death on Demand

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 book or recent 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!

Just finished this one Monday night—not sure which book I will pick up next.

It was utterly quiet, utterly still.

She opened her mouth to call out, but there was something so heavy and ominous in the waiting silence that her throat closed.

(pg 23)

About the Book (from GoodReads):
Death on Demand (first in a series)
By Carolyn Hart

At Annie Laurance's Death On Demand bookstore on Broward's Rock Island, South Carolina, murder most foul suddenly isn't confined to the well-stocked shelves. Author Elliot Morgan's abrupt demise during a weekly gathering of famous mystery writers called the Sunday Night Regulars is proof positive that a bloody sword is sometimes mightier than a brilliant pen.With Annie in the unenviable position of primary police suspect, the pretty young mystery maven and her wealthy paramour, Max Darling, embark on an investigation into a classic locked-room mystery with high stakes. For failing to unmask a brutal and ingenious killer could mean prison for Ms. Laurance. While success could mean her death.


BLHmistress said...

That is kind of chilling , I hope everything turns out okay for her.

My Teaser Tuesday

Shelley Munro said...

Ooh, that does sound creepy. I like Caroline Hart's books.

Here’s My Teaser

Deepali said...

I've read a very similar murder mystery series set in a bookstore, about a woman and her son, and the residents of that area.
Wonder if it is the same series?

My teaser is at from Diana Wynn Jones.

Marg said...

It's been ages since I read a cozy mystery.

My teaser is here this week

Belinda said...

Yikes, sounds oppressive! You can find my FEVERED teaser at The Bookish Snob

Heather said...

BLH: Uh-huh... *Nodding* And this was only page 23!

Shelley: This was my first Carolyn Hart, and probably not the last. *g*

Marg: You do realize you say that every time I post a cozy excerpt...right? LOL

Belinda: Oppressive...could be. *WEG* Tried to visit you last night - er, early this morning, but will have to try again as I could not get your site to load.

Heather said...

Deepali: The heroine in this series, set on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina, does not have a son.

There is another series set in a bookstore by Alice Kimberly that takes place in Rhode Island (The Ghost and Mrs. McClure) -- perhaps that is the one you are thinking of? The widowed heroine in that series lives above her bookshop with her son and aunt.

Alice Audrey said...

That line could as easily be out of one of the vampire romances I like to read.

Heather said...

Alice: It definitely could! *g*

Alayne said...

I love not knowing what book to read next! It's so fun getting to pick one out. :) Nice teaser. Mi

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Happy Reading,
Zakiya - My teasers this week

Marg said...

Whoops! So predictable. lol!

Lady Q said...

That's a nice spooky teaser! Thanks for visiting mine! This book sounds like a good one!

kaye said...

oh that sounds scary! Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Teaser Tuesday!
My teaser is here
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Emma Michaels

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Oh yes, very chilling but good. :) Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi