Monday, October 10, 2011

Teaser Tuesday 101: The Cat, The Quilt and the Corpse

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!

Leann Sweeney is the October Featured Author for the Cozy Mysteries Group over at Good Reads. I've just started the first of two books by her on my TBR pile, The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse. I haven't gotten too far into it yet, but so far so good. The following is from chapter six.

My jaw dropped and my stomach roiled simultaneously at what I saw in the dining room beyond.

It wasn't an injured cat.

(Pg 60)

About the book:

The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse
(A Cats in Trouble Mystery, book 1 of 4)
By Leann Sweeney

Recently widowed Jillian Hart is rebuilding a life for herself and her three beloved cats—Chablis, Syrah, and Merlot—as a quilter in a small South Carolina town. The quilts she makes are for cats as smart, special and sweet as her own, and business is thriving.

But when she returns from an overnight quilting show, she discovers Chablis sneezing—and since Chablis is allergic to humans, that can only mean one thing: Someone has broken into her house. When she realizes her Abyssinian Syrah is missing, Jillian suspects catnapping.

Spurred by Chablis’s and Merlot’s mournful meowing, she investigates—and discovers more missing cats and a murder. Now she’s got to save more than one cat in trouble—not to mention herself.


Anonymous said...

Gosh hope I don't end up with two comments here - I wasn't logged in so it didn't recognise me :)

Anyhow, LOVED the title of the book - that caught my eye first - then your teaser was great.

I have added the book to my wish list now!!

Heather said...

Thanks, Sally! Glad both the title and the teaser have intrigued you. *G*

Alice Audrey said...

If it's not a cat, it must be a corpse.

Beth said...

Great teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

Shelley Munro said...

Yep, it's gotta be a body

Here’s My Teaser

Beth F said...

Uh oh!!!

Anonymous said...

What was it??? I wanna know!!!

Here's my Teaser Tuesday. :)

Jenny Q said...

ooohh, what was it? what was it? Great teaser! Thanks for visiting mine :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I want to read this one! And I LOVE the names of the cats! LOL

Thanks for sharing....


Boriquaz said...

I agree it must be the corpse. Here's my Teaser

Heather said...

Alice: Sure about that? *weg*

Beth: Thank you. *g*

Shelley: Ah, but whose body? ;-)

Beth F: "Uh-oh" is right! Especially considering how she stumbled upon this little scene...

Heather said...

DomesticGoddess: Heh...guess you'll have to pick up the book to find out. *WG*

Jenny Q: Thank. You. Glad you liked. *g*

Laurel-Rain: Those are kind of cool cat names, aren't they?

Boriquez: You people are just too smart today. Thanks for visiting! *G*

Rachel said...

Hehehe. Sounds interesting! I definitely clicked on your link because of the title of the book, couldn't help it. :)

My teaser this week is from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Please stop by and check it out! :)

Paper Cuts

Alice Audrey said...

NOW you've got me curious.

JLS Hall said...

Wonderful teaser! And a cat allergic to humans? This sounds like a really fun read.

Here's my teaser for this week: The Man in Lower Ten

Karen and Gerard said...

The title sounds intriguing. Glad it wasn't a dead cat.

Here's ours:

Heather said...

Rachel: I'm glad the title attracted peoples' attention. The rest of the titles in this series follow a similar pattern.

Alice: work here is done. *VBG*

Joy: Yes, one of her cats is allergic to dander. Animals can suffer same as we humans.

Karen & Gerard: I'm flad it wasn't a dead cat, too--though I am still wondering what the mystery is surrounding all the cats.