Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 234: Books Can Be Deceiving

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's teaser is from a cozy mystery, Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay, the first in her Library Lovers series.



He gave her a smarmy look that was obviously supposed to woo her. Beth let out a low growl that sounded as if it resonated from the back of her throat.

(Chapter 3)









ABOUT THE BOOK:
Series: Library Lover's Mystery #1


Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a vacationing New York editor brings a little buzz to the small town. It's the perfect chance for her friend Beth to sell the children's book she's written. Unfortunately, Beth's boyfriend, Rick, a famous author and local celebrity, tries to stop her. When Lindsey and Beth meet the editor, they uncover the real reason for Rick's bad attitude.

When they go to confront Rick at his house on the storied and mysterious Thumb Islands, only to find him murdered. The local chief of police likes Beth for the murderer and isn't interested in looking elsewhere. Now Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.





26 comments:

madamevauquer said...

Yea, another series. At first I read the title wrong and thought it was "Looks Can Be Deceiving." "Books" is much better.

Mine this week is also the first in a series, but an older series that I'm just now starting. Dead Until Dark, the first of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. http://wp.me/pZnGI-dk

Valentina Cano said...

Interesting. Hope you're enjoying it :)

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/09/teaser-tuesdays_16.html

cynthiastacey.com said...

Cool teaser, sounds interesting. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2014/09/16/teaser-tuesday-sept-16/

Heather said...

MadameV: Yup, another series. They're neverending, LOL.

Heather said...

Valentina: Thanks, I'm not too far into it yet, so we'll see how it goes.

Heather said...

Thanks, Cynthia. I've been meaning to read this one for a while now. I'm hoping it's as good as it sounds, though the author has already hit upon a major pet peeve of mine twice in the first 30 pages.

Alice Audrey said...

Someone besides me growls? Cool.

Heather said...

Alice: Yup. I've been known to do it on occasion myself. *WEG*

Laura Thomas said...

Who knew working for the library could be so dangerous:) I love a good cozy and this sounds fun. And that cover art is so whimsical.
Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/16/teaser-tuesdays-81-free-short-story-raker-by-christopher-a-gray-move-over-robocop/

Kerry O'Donnell said...

Hah, yeah, every smarmy look should be met with a threatening sound or retort. lol, great teaser thanks for sharing!
My Teasers.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I can definitely picture that "smarmy" look...I love a good cozy mystery, so I would keep reading.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

I love a good cozy and I love the title of this series. Nice teaser!

Here's my Teaser Tuesday
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a fun cozy mystery. I like the title.
Here's the link to my Tuesday post: Tumbleweeds.

Heather said...

Laura: The library has long been a dangerous place -- all that information and new ideas lurking about. ;)

Heather said...

Kerry: Indeed they should, LOL. ☺

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: This scene in general is priceless, and the "he" involved is a real piece of work.

Heather said...

Kimberly: I have the first three books in this series and am hoping they live up to the premise.

Heather said...

Sandra: There have been some interesting moments thus far. *G*

bookingrehab said...

That's definitely the appropriate action to take when someone gives you a smarmy look.

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Jane Reads said...

I like your Teaser. I love Cozies! Now I have another cozy series for my TBR.

Here's my Teaser, for a historical cozy.

Yvonne said...

I have this series in my TBR and eventually I will get to it. It sounds so good.

Kathy Martin said...

I read this one this past summer and really enjoyed it. I should look for more books in the series.

Heather said...

Bookingrehab: I would agree on it being an appropriate answer, especially considering the rest of the scene.

Jane: Thank you, and my apologies for adding to Mount TBR. *grin*

Heather said...

Yvonne: Wow, I got to a cozy series before you did? That rarely happens, LOL.

Kathy M: I'm just getting into the meat of the story (the murder), so we'll see how it goes from here. I have to say, I was disappointed to encounter two "just thens" in the first 30 pages, typically a sign of lazy, weak writing. :-\

JLS Hall said...

This sounds like fun, although I really shouldn't get involved in yet another series right now. Something to think about for down the road, though. Excellent teaser!

Heather said...

Joy: I know what you mean about not starting any new series. I have enough of them to catch up on already! ☺