Monday, April 08, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 168: Aunt Dimity: Detective

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!


This week I am teasing from Aunt Dimity: Detective by Nancy Atherton. Looking back over the past three years of posts, I was surprised to see that I have never mentioned Aunt Dimity here before. How is that possible?


My family and I were three thousand miles away when the murder took place in Finch. We had what my lawyer husband called "a nearly airtight alibi." The fact that our twin sons weren't quite two years old made their involvement unlikely, but since I wasaccording to Billcapable of arranging anything, anywhere, regardless of time and space, he was forced to consider me a suspect. I wasn't sure whether to be flattered or appalled by his boundless faith in me.

(Opening paragraph, page 1)



ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is book seven of eighteen in the Aunt Dimity Mystery series.

When Lori Shepherd returns from her trip to America, she is shocked to hear that Prunella "Pruneface" Hooper has been killed. This is the first murder in the idyllic village of Finch in more than a century, and everyone is in an uproar. Before the town implodes in the wake of this scandal, Lori sets out to solve the murder.

Unfortunately, Mrs. Hooper was sneakily flooding the town with gossip, rumors, and back-stabbing bits to the point where nearly everyone in Finch had a reason to want her dead. With the help of the ghostly Aunt Dimity and Nicholas, the enigmatic (and charming!) self-defense instructor, Lori aligns motive, means, and opportunity to unravel this delightfully tangled and gossip-filled whodunnit.




20 comments:

Maria Cardová said...

That's a great teaser! :)
Here's my TT:Maria's Bookshelf

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Awesome! I haven't heard of this series, but I'm now intrigued.

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Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Great teaser! I sounds like an interesting book!

Heather said...

Maria: Thank you! : )

Laurel-Rain: Glad to intrigue you. This is one of my favorite cozy series.

Thanks, Lisa-Marie. I always enjoy catching up on this series.

Maria said...

Lol...I love the teaser and like a good cozy mystery...I'm surprised I haven't run across this series before...Here's my TT

Heather said...

Thanks, Maria. The opening of this one definitely snagged my attention. *G*

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I can't imagine why I have never heard of this series. I'm going to start with Book #1 and start reading them all. Thanks for the teaser.
Here's my Teaser.

Heather said...

Sandy: Definitely start with book one, and let me know what you think. I'm betting you'll like the series as much as I do! *G*

Kathy Martin said...

I haven't read anything in this series but certainly think they sound excellent. Happy reading!

Nise' said...

My mom loves this series.

Alice Audrey said...

A ghostly cozy? I like.

Heather said...

Kathy Martin: I hope you'll give the series a try. I've liked every one read so far, though I think my absolute favorite was Aunt Dimity's Christmas.

Heather said...

Nise': I take it you haven't borrowed one from your mom yet, or they just weren't your cuppa?

Heather said...

Alice: Yes, the spirit of Aunt Dimity plays a role in each of the books. *g*

Yvonne said...

I want to read this series. Great teaser!

kelley jensen said...

sounds like a good mystery. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Heather said...

Yvonne: I hope you enjoy the series as much as I do. Thanks for visiting!

Heather said...

Thanks, Kelley, it was. *G*

Nash Nordin said...

That's a great teaser. Sounds like a good cozy mystery.

Heather said...

Thanks, Nash, it was!