Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 342: Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of The Purple Booker. 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 comes from a Christmas-themed mystery, Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany.

Thick clouds continued to spill snow, and no lights came from the moon or stars to guide my way. The lake was a solid black void in the distance.

(Chapter 3)

Series: Year-Round Christmas #1

In Rudolph, New York, it’s Christmastime all year long. But this December, while the snow-lined streets seem merry and bright, a murder is about to ruin everyone’s holiday cheer . . .

As the owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, Merry Wilkinson knows how to decorate homes for the holidays. That’s why she thinks her float in the semi-annual Santa Claus parade is a shoe-in for best in show. But when the tractor pulling Merry’s float is sabotaged, she has to face facts: there’s a Scrooge in Christmas Town.

Merry isn’t ready to point fingers, especially with a journalist in town writing a puff piece about Rudolph’s Christmas spirit. But when she stumbles upon the reporter’s body on a late night dog walk—and police suspect he was poisoned by a gingerbread cookie crafted by her best friend, Vicky—Merry will have to put down the jingle bells and figure out who’s really been grinching about town, before Vicky ends up on Santa’s naughty list . . .


Alice Audrey said...

Wow. Both frightful and seasonal.

Heather said...

Alice: I thought so. This was a good first-in-series.