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!
For those interested, I have not yet finished last week's featured book, Mrs. Dalloway. As it was a group read for one of my GR groups in January, and has been chosen by another group for March, I will continue reading it this month and (hopefully) finish by end of February.
On to this week!
I am just starting a cozy mystery, If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell. It is the first in her "Haunted Home Renovation" series, and promises to be a much faster read than my previous book. I have not read this author before, but have heard a lot of praise for this book and am looking forward to giving her a try. Here's a teaser from the first page:
I had warned him.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
First book in a series, published in 2010
Since she took over her father’s construction business, Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line.
At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by tracking down the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man.
Mel’s only clue is an odd box she discovers inside a wall at the job site. If she can make sense of its mysterious contents, she might be able to nail a killer—before she becomes the next construction casualty . . .