Monday, April 04, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 79: The Ghost and the Femme Fatale

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, and loved the film noir tie-in (except, now I have a long list of old movies I want to see or watch again). This was a really great installment in the Haunted Bookshop series.

A moment later, I realized the stain wasn't ketchup at all. When I stepped around the table, I saw a wheelchair overturned on the parquet floor. (pg 201)


The Ghost and the Femme Fatale (Haunted Bookshop #4)

By Alice Kimberly

The Movie Town Theater is holding its first ever Film Noir Festival, with Penelope Thornton-McClure handling book sales for the guest speakers, including screen actress Hedda Geist. The legendary femme fatale has been out of the spotlight for decades. Unfortunately, the moment she steps back into it, she's nearly killed. Then other guests start to die, and Penelope wants to know why her little town's film noir weekend has taken a truly dark turn.

With local police on the wrong track, Penelope enlists the help of Jack Shepard, PI. Okay, so Jack hasn't had a heartbeat since 1949, when he was gunned down in what is now Pen's store. But the hard-boiled ghost actually remembers Hedda's dark past and Penelope is sure he can help solve this case—even if he and his license did expire more than fifty years ago...


Shelley Munro said...

My sister likes this series. I haven't read any yet. Good teaser. Anything red is bad in a mystery ;)

Heather said...

"Anything red is bad in a mystery."

Pretty much, LOL. ;)

Will pop by your teaser after I go vote.

Karen Writes Books said...

This sounds great. I love the noir movie tie-in! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm waiting on Berg's new book, out today, too! Too many to read!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I think I would enjoy this one...great teaser.


Priya said...

I have heard of this, but never got around to reading it! Your teaser has made sure that I'll read it! Good one!!
Here's mine:

Heather said...

Karen: I loved all the references to the film noir genre in this book. Even better, last night's ep of Castle also ended with a film noir/femme fatale reference. Gotta love it when things tie in like that!

Laurel-Rain: A ghost and film noir...what's not to like? *G*

Priya: I do hope you will check out this series. I've just started book five and already can't wait for book six out later this year.

kaye said...

sounds great--and I always love reading a book that has a great movie associated with it. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Alice Audrey said...

Must be pretty fresh to still be that shade of red.

Heather said...

Kaye: Even better when the book encompasses an entire genre that you like! ;)

Alice: Actually, it's quite fresh. Hehe...

Lady Q said...

Well that's not a good sign. Good teaser, though! I keep seeing your posts on this series and I think I may have to give the first book a shot. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Heather said...

Lady Q: Glad my posts on the series are intriguing people! *VBG*