Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday 114: A Rose From the Dead

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 A Rose From the Dead by Kate Collins, book six in her "Flower Shop Mystery" series. I was a bit worried as many had told me this was their least favorite book of the lot, but there were actually quite a few laugh-out-loud moments in this one.

NOTE: This is one of my favorite series, but I do recommend reading from the beginning (Mum's the Word), as the books do build on each other, or reference events/people in previous installments.

"Eli isn't your concern, so just erase this whole incident from your mind, and let's get back to what you came here to do, okay?"

"Fine. It's erased."


Men are so guillible.

(pg 30)


In this scene, Abby and Marco are searching the room of cosmetician, Sybil Blount. This scene had me literally laughing out loud. I may have also woken the neighbors, hehe...

I heard him open the closet door and suddenly I
remembered the dummy heads. "Wait, Marco! There are—"


Too late. I peered around the corner at him. "I see you found the heads."

(pg 141)


Who knew death could be so much fun?

Abby is amused by the black humor of the usually somber "death professionals" who are attending the Midwestern Funeral Directors Association’s regional convention. Even organizer Sybil Blount—known for her cutthroat business practice and the signature rose she wears in her wig—isn’t what Abby expects…especially when her corpse is found in a casket.

When Abby’s friend Delilah Dove becomes a suspect, Abby shifts into full investigation mode and learns that Sybil’s enemies included the prankster sons of a big-time funeral director an eco-friendly purveyor of "green burials," and a strange Goth girl who captures the "music" of the departing souls on her tape recorder. It’s up to Abby and her boyfriend, Marco, to look beyond the trappings of death and find out who really loved Sybil—and who loved her not.


kaye said...

very interesting . . . kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Alice Audrey said...

What hoot! Um... that was two teasers, right?

Leah said...

YESSS. I absolutely adore cozy mysteries & I've been interesting in this series for a while! :D I'll definitely have to read it.


Heather said...

Kaye: Thanks!

Alice: Yes - did you not see the dividing line and page numbers? LOL

Leak: I hope you like this series as much as I do! :)

Gigi Ann said...

Oh. I like cozies also, this series sounds right up my alley.

Thanks for your visit today.

Jessica G. said...

Sounds hilarious! I love a book that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Here's mine: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaser-tuesday-burning-water.html

Shelley Munro said...

LOL Nice teaser. I think she has his number :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the sound of this one! Great cover, too.

Thanks for visiting my chocolatey treat!

Li @ rulethewaves.net said...

Intriguing teaser! Here's my teasers for this week if you're interested in checking them out: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=3343

Heather said...

Gigi Ann: Do check this series out if you like cozies!

Jessica: I do, too, and you can tel there will be some humor in these, just by the play-on-words titles.

Shelley: LOL - you think? Is your blog back up and functional again? I kept getting error messages while trying to visit the last few days.

Heather said...

laurel-Rain: I do think you would like this series, based on other books mentioned on your blogs. Give 'em a try! *g*

Li: Thank you, and I will be sure to pop over and check out your teaser!

Anonymous said...

What a cool teaser... made me smirk... thanks for visiting mine.

Karen and Gerard said...

Interesting teaser. Thanks for stopping by ours earlier.

Janet Ruth said...

Hilarious teaser, thanks for the chuckle.

Faye said...

A comic mystery? Now that's the ticket for January.

If you enjoy dogs as characters in a mystery check out my teaser for Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie mysteries: Summit Musings

Alice Audrey said...

Nope. Totally missed them.

Beth said...

He he! Great teaser. Thanks for stopping by.

Heather said...

Tania: I thought a few women might like that first teaser. *vbg*

K & G: Thanks, and likewise. ;-)

Janet Ruth: Most welcome, I'm glad you liked. *G*

Heather said...

Faye: A good number of cozy mysteries have humerous elements to them. I like a good suspense, but sometimes you just need a "lighter" mystery.

Alice: No comment.

Beth: Thank...you. *G*