Monday, March 21, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 304: Grace Takes Off

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm. 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 Grace Takes Off, book four in Julie Hyzy’s “Manor House” series. This book starts out in Italy, then has a large amount of action set in-flight before returning to North Carolina where the bulk of the series is set.

The blast knocked me sideways. All my senses dulled at once.

(Chapter 15)

Series: A Manor House #4

A trip to Italy’s Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton. At least until her boss — and benefactor of this whirlwind excursion — becomes the target of a murderer. . .

When Grace and her boss, Bennett Marshfield, turn up at the Italian villa of one of his oldest friends, they’re troubled to discover that most of his friend’s impressive art collection — including a prized bronze skull crafted by Picasso — is fake. Someone has been selling the real deals and replacing them with skilled forgeries.

Unfortunately, Grace and Bennett have to fly home the next day, so there’s no time to investigate. But their troubles are hardly over. On the plane, Grace catches a woman trying to poison Bennett. The woman, of course, isn’t talking, but by the end of the flight, there are two dead bodies. Now Grace has to wing it to find a mile-high murderer — especially since she suspects Bennett is still in danger. . .

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