Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Teaser Tuesday 362: Peril in Paperback

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by 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!

Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle is the sixth installment in her "Bibliophile" series. This book seems patterned after your typical Agatha Christie "locked room" mystery, in which the murder is committed in a room in which all members of a house party have gathered for a séance. But which guest helped another to the other side without being noticed?

A loud rumble of thunder roared outside, for real this time. The lights dimmed and stayed that way. The pounding footsteps grew closer.

(Chapter 5)

Series: Bibliophile #6

Rare books and antiquities expert Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Susie’s aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video game corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who’s turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house, full of everything from pinball machines and giant props to secret passageways and trapdoors. Brooklyn is most excited to catalog Grace’s extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction.

Part of the fun involves a séance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is found dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace’s playful palatial estate into a house of horrors. Brooklyn suspects the key to the killer’s identity may lie in the roman à clef Grace has written about her life. With Grace in great peril, “Must read” takes on a whole new meaning, as Brooklyn tries to stop a murderer who’s through playing around.

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