Monday, May 20, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 174: Wall-to-Wall 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!


I recently (finally!) had a chance to read book six in the Do-It-Yourself Mystery series by Jennie Bentley, Wall-to-Wall Dead.



"I knew something was wrong."

Derek turned to look at me, and I clarified, "This morning. When she wasn’t at the kitchen window. She was always there. Every morning when we got here, and every night when we left."

(Avery to Derek, Chapter 5)






ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book six in a series—two previous books in this series have been teased: Plaster and Poison (book three) and Flipped Out (book five).
Genre: Cozy mystery

Avery Baker never thought she’d leave Manhattan, until she inherited her aunt’s old Maine cottage and found her true calling—home renovation. But when Avery goes to work restoring a condominium, she discovers it’s another condo owner who’s been condemned . . .

Avery and her partner, Derek, are fixing up a cute little condo in homey Waterfield, Maine, hoping for a quick turnaround and some extra money. It seems like a simple project—and Avery is looking forward to using her big-city experience with small spaces.

But they didn’t expect to have their every move watched by the resident busybody in the condo, Hilda Shaw, who loves snooping on everyone’s comings and goings. When the busybody becomes a dead body, Avery suspects foul play. Soon she’s doing some snooping of her own—and it seems everyone in the complex has a secret. Could one of them be worth killing for? Avery needs to work fast, before someone decides to fix her. . . for good.




20 comments:

Kar.- said...

Well, it certainly makes me wonder what might had happened... where's the woman from the window?
Great teaser!
Thanks for sharing!

Here's my Teaser

Kar @ Pause Time

Heather said...

Kar: Ah, therein lies the mystery. Thanks for coming by! ;-)

Alice Audrey said...

Ah, so she does turn up dead. I thought so even before reading the blurb.

Carolyn Brown said...

Are we talking, ghost?

CarolynBrown-Books

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, this one sounds good! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds intriguing.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/teaser-tuesday_21.html

Heather said...

Alice: Did I say that? *WEG*

Heather said...

Hi Carolyn! Nope, not a ghost. There are a few ghostly cozy series I like, but this is not one of them. ☺

Heather said...

Thanks, Laurel-Rain -- glad the teaser interested you. : )

Heather said...

Tribute: Thank you. This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. Can't wait for the next one!

Jana said...

Yay! Glad you finally got to read it. You know, DIY-7 is slated for December. I was beginning to think she wasn't going to publish anymore!

Heather said...

Jana: I knew if I were patient long enough, I would eventually find it at either the library sale or HPB. I'm glad I finally found it -- and before book seven. For which we have far too long a wait. Maybe I'll put it on the Christmas list. ;-)

Beth Starr said...

Sounds very suspicious! My teaser comes from Spring Fever by P.G. Wodehouse.

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOh great tease! Love mysteries!

Thanks for visiting my Tuesday post!

Heather said...

Beth S: Yes, quite suspicious indeed. Good to see you playing again! ☺

Heather said...

Thanks, Jessica! I've read so much YA lately, I decided it was time to catch up on a few mysteries. *g*

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Heather,

I also love a good mystery, so I found your teaser most intriguing.

Although including the synopsis in the post kind of gave the game away a bit, it's not the knowing, it's the getting there, that makes a mystery good.

Every neighbourhood has the resident busybody, but it's not every day that their nosiness gets them killed!

Thanks for sharing,

Yvonne

Heather said...

Hi Yvonne! The blurb posted is from the back cover, so anyone looking at it would know who dies. As you say, the mystery is in discovering whodunnit. Thanks for visiting!

Jenny Q said...

That's a great teaser! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Heather said...

Thanks, Jenny!