Monday, June 23, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 223: Clobbered by Camembert

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 am nearly finished with Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames, the third in her "Cheese Shop" mystery series. More than two lines here, but it's a good descriptive passage. In this scene, Charlotte is in pursuit of a shady character seen fleeing a murder scene through a winter carnival.


Oscar veered around a corner. I followed and pulled short as he charged into the ice sculpture of the knight on his horse. Splinters of ice spurted upward. The knight’s lance shattered into pieces. Oscar slipped and skated forward. His feet shot into the forelegs of the horse. The sculpture buckled. The horse’s head wavered. Oscar scrambled to get out of the way, but his hands got caught in the folds of his trench coat, and he lost purchase on the slushy grass. He hit the ground with a thud and flung his arms in front of his face to prepare for the inevitable.

(Chapter 5)



ABOUT THE BOOK:
Agatha Award winner.
Book three in the Cheese Shop Mystery series.


Charlotte Bessette--proprietor of Fromagerie Bessette, affectionately known in Providence, Ohio, as the Cheese Shop--is busy setting up her tent for the town's Winter Wonderland faire, where she'll offer fine wines and scrumptious cheeses. In the midst of the preparations, Charlotte meets an old friend of her mother, Kaitlyn Clydesdale, who has come back to Providence with plans to start a new honeybee farm.

When Kaitlyn is found dead in the cottage of Charlotte's assistant Rebecca, suspicion falls on Rebecca's boyfriend, a honeybee farmer himself. Charlotte knows this beekeeper wouldn't hurt a fly, so she decides to find the real killer. While the town buzzes with gossip, can Charlotte catch the culprit without getting stung herself?




24 comments:

Vonnie R said...

That does not sound like a fun fall. I hope that sculpture wasn't too expensive.

My TT

Shelley Munro said...

That sounds painful! I love the title.

Here's My Teaser

Yvonne said...

I have this series in my huge TBR. It sounds like a good cozy.

Heather said...

Vonnie: No, not a fun fall, though the scene I lifted it from was pretty funny. The knight was an ice sculpture in a carving contest, so not expensive, other than the time lost by the sculptor.

Heather said...

Shelley: While I've never run into an ice sculpture, I have had plenty of run-ins with ice, so yeah...definitely painful, LOL. This entire series has fun titles tied in with cheese names. The one before this was Lost and Fondue and next in line is To Brie or Not to Brie.

Heather said...

Yvonne: It is a good series. The author being this month's featured cozy author has given me the incentive to catch up a bit. Now I'm only two books behind instead of four. ☺

Valentina Cano said...

Ouch!

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/06/teaser-tuesdays_24.html

Tracy said...

Mystery really isn't my thing, but this is a fun teaser anyway! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Valentina: Uh-huh! And while ice nearly does in this suspect, it comes in pretty handy later in the book. ;-)

Heather said...

Tracy: I'm glad you liked the teaser!

Heather said...

Thanks, laurel-Rain, I finished reading it on a break just now, and the ending was really good. Even better, I was right about whodunnit. ☺

Sandra Nachlinger said...

GREAT description in your Teaser, and funny too. I'll read this one.
My Teaser is from NOT THE MARRYING KIND.

Alice Audrey said...

I see a potential Darwin Awards winner here.

Heather said...

Thanks, Sandy - I was laughing myself throughout this scene. ☺

Heather said...

Alice: Yup, almost! As the heroine pondered, why would someone run through the section where the ice sculptures were? I mean, it's not just 10-foot cubes of ice and piles of shavings and slush, but assorted dangerous tools (hammers, chisels, saws) as well. Sure made for an amusing scene, though. *g*

Beth F said...

I adore these kinds of books!

Heather said...

Thanks, Beth -- aren't they fun reads? ☺

Catarina D said...

Nice teaser!

Here's My Teaser

Catarina
@Reading and Things

Heather said...

Thanks, Catarina! ☺

Andrea Thompson said...

What a great title! Nice teaser too. Thanks for sharing, Heather!

Heather said...

Andrea: Thanks, isn't it a fun title? *VBG*

kelley jensen said...

that's quite a teaser. I hope he doesn't stumble into anything else.

Heather said...

Thanks, Kelley! ☺