Monday, July 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday 138: Eggs in Purgatory

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!


As I write this post, I am only about 60 pages (21%) into Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs, the first in her "Cackleberry Club" mystery series. The following teaser is from page 42:




"Hello?" she called out, suddenly unsure. There were no streetlights out here, and the summer darkness seemed thick and oppressive.

There was a dull click and then, like some terrible, mechanized mosquito, a bullet whined past her left ear.







ABOUT THE BOOK:
1. Eggs in Purgatory
2. Eggs Benedict Arnold
3. Bedeviled Eggs
4. Stake and Eggs

Suzanne, Toni and Petra lost their husbands but found independence—and, in each other, a life raft of support, inspiration, fresh baked goods, and their own business. But when the Cackleberry Club cafĂ© opened its doors in the town of Kindred, who’d have guessed that the cozy oasis would become the scene of a crime?

Suzanne’s lawyer is found in his car behind the Cackleberry with egg on his face and blood on the dash. Suzanne’s taking the crime personally: The murder reveals a scandal in her late husband’s past and brings a stranger fleeing a messianic sect to her for help. Now, discovering the link between a dead man with secrets and a runaway cultist may be putting Suzanne’s own life on the line.



22 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

Now that would be scary!

Heather said...

Shelley: Indeed! ;-)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the sound of this one! Definitely one to add to my list.

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Kathy Martin said...

That would be a little startling. I'll have to add this series to my wishlist. I have been reading lots of mysteries and thrillers lately. My teasers are from The Line Between Here and Gone by Andrea Kane and Storm by Brigid Kemmerer. Happy reading!

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: I have not made much progress in it, but so far it's not bad.

Kathy: Definitely startling. I tend to switch back and forth between mystery/thriller and other genres such as romance or classics. Can't read a steady diet of one genre or I grow tired of it. ;)

Alice Audrey said...

Mechanized mosquito is a vivid image.

gautami tripathy said...

Loved it....!!

My tuesday teaser is from Cuts Like A Knife by M.K. Gilroy.

Janet Ruth said...

Very unusual book title and teaser, great snippet!

Thanks for visiting my TT earlier today.

Heather said...

Alice: I liked that line, too. :)

Gautami: Thank you!

Janet Ruth: Yes, a lot of cozy mystery titles play on words like that. Eggs in Purgatory is also, apparently, a dish served at the cafe in this book--there's even a recipe at the end.

kaye said...

I love that description of the bullet. nice teaser. thanks for stopping by today.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kaye. Glad you liked.

Jenny Q said...

Mechanized mosquito? Love the alliteration! Thanks for visiting my teaser today :)

sallyfromoz said...

Good teaser. Hadn't heard of this new series,

Thanks for dropping by my teaser :)

Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

Very suspenseful! I love cozies and will add this series to my list. Great teaser!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Oh no who's shooting! Thanks for stopping by My TT!

Yvonne said...

I have this series in my TBR. It looks really good.

Heather said...

Jenny Q: Isn't the alliteration great? *g*

Sally: Thanks, Sally!

Dalene: I don't know if I will continue the series after this one, but I know people at GoodReads who absolutely love it.

Heather said...

Jennifer: That would be the question that both the heroine and I want to know! *g*

Yvonne: Ah, another who has been putting it off! *G*

Demitra & Anastasia said...

Just a bit scary ... Added to my TBR-list, though.

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Heather said...

Demitra: Love that you added it despite this scary scene. Vicarious thrills are one of the best things about mysteries and thrillers, wouldn't you say? *G*

JLS Hall said...

Good teaser! First I've heard of this one -- sounds like something I need to check out. Happy reading this week, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Heather said...

Thanks, Joy -- and happy reading to you as well!