Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Teaser Tuesday 199: A Carol For A Corpse

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 thought I'd tease from A Carol For A Corpse by Claudia Bishop this week, seeing as I have only just finished it and have not yet decided what to read next. Enjoy!


Quill had learned a lot in her ten years as an innkeeper. The first rule of innkeeping was don’t belt the guests. The second rule of innkeeping was if you do belt the guests, make sure that you don’t really need the income before you do it.

(Chapter 4)





ABOUT THE BOOK:
Hemlock Falls Mystery #15

Hemlock Falls is a pretty little town in upstate New York. Sarah Quilliam, with her talent for business, runs the Inn at Hemlock Falls. Her sister, Meg, keeps the patrons happy with her culinary abilities. But when it comes to murder, the Quilliam sisters have to rely on other skills—spotting clues, solving crimes, and catching culprits.

For the Quilliam sisters, there's nothing jolly about this Christmas. Someone with a paintball gun is taking down inflatable Santas all over town. And the bank has sent the near-broke Meg and Quill a Scrooge of an efficiency expert. At least there's one bright star on the horizon: a big-time magazine and television show will feature the Inn. But soon the editor's husband, an avid skier, slaloms to his death. Now, if the Quilliams are to save the Inn from a lawsuit, they'll need to prove this was no accident. But the slope-side slayer has a message for Meg and Quill: You better watch out . . .




24 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

LOL - I loved this teaser. This is a new-to-me author. I'll have to check out her series.

Here's My Teaser

Alice Audrey said...

Sometimes the guests deserve it.

Heather said...

Shelley: Thanks, I laughed both the first time I read this and when it was the random page I opened to in search of a teaser. Bishop is a new-to-me author, too, and this was a pretty good intro to her books.

Heather said...

Alice: Yes, sometimes they most assuredly do. ☺

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like a fun read....thanks for sharing, and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Valentina Cano said...

LOL, love it :)

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2013/12/teaser-tuesdays.html

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love cozy mysteries and Christmas stories, so this sounds like a book for me!
My Teaser is from CHRISTMAS CALLING.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

LOL! Love it :) Thanks for sharing a funny teaser!

My teaser this week is from Red Rising: http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2013/12/teaser-tuesday-december-10th.html

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: Well...as fun as a mystery with a murder can be anyway. There are quite a few quirky characters in this series.

Valentina: Thank you. *VBG*

Heather said...

Sandra: Those are the very reasons that had me grabbing this one when I saw it at the library used book sale last month. : D

Christie: I'm glad you liked. It's always nice stumbling across a bit of humor in a murder mystery. *G*

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds good. I think I should look for the first book in the series. My teasers this week are from The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson and Dark Witch by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Hahaha!! Oh that is good! It's the way I felt when I used to work at a grocery store! Good one!

Thanks for visiting my teaser!

Yvonne said...

I've never read this author, but it sounds like a good cozy. Enjoy!

Gigi Ann said...

What a cute teaser today. I promise I won't belt anyone. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Ha! I kind of love that teaser. Thanks for sharing!

BECKY said...

Hi Heather! That's a very interesting teaser! I'm here from Ann's Reading Corner. You left a comment about the teaser Ann posted from my memoir! Yes indeed...a crowbar, an ice machine, and my head! LOL... Thanks for taking the time to leave your comment!

kelley jensen said...

very amusing, starting with the title. Thanks for stopping by today.

Heather said...

Kathy M: I'd heard a lot about this author and this book was recommended as a good holiday read, but I think I might like to find the first in the series, too. Thanks for visiting!

Heather said...

Jessica: Believe me, there are days I wish I could belt some of the people that call me at work. Some people have major issues, ya know? LOL

Heather said...

Yvonne: This was my first book by Bishop, though I had heard of her. It was a pretty good cozy.

Heather said...

Gigi Ann: LOL...just be sure that if you do belt someone they totally deserve it. ;)

Heather said...

Andrea: I know, right? Who hasn't felt this way on occasion? *G*

Heather said...

Hi Becky! Thanks for taking the time to read my teaser and comment. ☺

Heather said...

Kelley: It is a fun title, isn't it? The play on words in the titles is one of the things I like about cozies. :)