Monday, October 20, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 239: Tomb With a View

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 catching up with another cozy mystery series. I finished book five in the "Pepper Martin" series by Casey Daniels over the weekend and immediately started book six, Tomb With a View. This is how it opens:

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If I knew Marjorie Klinker was going to get murdered, I might have been nicer to her. Well . . . maybe. Unfortunately, though I have the incredibly annoying "Gift" of being able to see and talk to the dead, I am not psychic. Which means I have no way of predicting the future. That morning in late summer when it all started, I didn't know what was going to happen in just a little over twenty-four hours, and not knowing it, when my boss, Ella Silverman, informed me that I'd be working side by side with Marjorie, I reacted the way any rational human being would.

I freaked.



ABOUT THE BOOK:
Series: Pepper Martin #6


Cemetery tour guide and reluctant medium Pepper Martin is always up for some fun that doesn't involve seeing and talking to dead people. So a gig commemorating a dead president can only mean good times are not ahead . . .

Since Cleveland's Garden View Cemetery is going to be celebrating James A. Garfield's 179th birthday, Pepper has been assigned to plan it with Marjorie Klinker, know-it-all volunteer and Garfield fanatic. It's enough to send Pepper to an early grave—especially because Marjorie won't shut up about being related to the late president.

But when Marjorie takes an assisted header over the balcony in the Garfield memorial, Pepper needs to solve the case—if only to show up her detective ex-boyfriend. It doesn't help that Garfield's ghost is boring Pepper to tears with his excessive use of his freedom of speech. She's made an executive decision to find a flesh-and-blood killer, and she's going to stick t it—even if it gets her assassinated . . .





18 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the sound of the character Pepper. Thanks for sharing and intriguing me.

Here's mine: “FURTHER OUT THAN YOU THOUGHT”

Alice Audrey said...

I like the sassy voice.

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: Pepper is indeed quite a character. Glad I've intrigued you!

Heather said...

Alice: Pepper Martin is a great combination of sass and vulnerability. Only four chapters in and we've already seen a bit of both in her. ☺

madamevauquer said...

This sounds like a great series for me! So glad this was your Teaser this week. I'm going now to check at my library.
Mine this week: M.C. Beaton - Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (Agatha Raisin #24) at http://wp.me/pZnGI-eY
(I've had one comment go in spam this morning, although not yours.)

Greg said...

Love that title, and a nice snippet too. Definitely looks fun.

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like a fun series. I'll have to add it to my never-ending list. Happy reading!

Cleo Bannister said...

This does sound like good fun - I'd like to know more about the reluctant medium. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/teaser-tuesday-october-21/

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Thanks for sharing this new-to-me cozy series and for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

madame V: Thanks, I'm glad this snippet has enticed you to check out the series.

Kathy M: Thanks, it is a fun series for those who like a bit of paranormal with their mysteries.

Heather said...

Greg: This entire series has great word-play titles. For example, book one is Don of the Dead. Book four was Dead Man Talking. Another in the series is Supernatural Born Killers.

Heather said...

Cleo: Pepper is a feisty heroine, and still learning to live with her recently obtained "gift" as well as other issues in her life.

Catherine: You're welcome, happy to introduce you to the series. ☺

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a book I could relate to.I've worked with people like Marjorie!
My Tuesday post features THE LITTLEST COWBOY.

Heather said...

Sandra: I think we've all known at least one Marjorie in our lives, LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

Yvonne said...

I've been wanting to read this series. It sounds excellent.

Heather said...

Yvonne: It is a good series. This author also writes as Kylie Logan, so it's possible you've read other books by her.

PD Workman said...

Sounds great! Thanks for visiting my blog.

I have two teasers from Veronica Roth’s YA dystopian “Divergent” series:

http://pdworkman.com/conversation-with-veronica-roth-teasertuesday/

Heather said...

Thanks, PD, it's been good so far.