Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Teaser Tuesday 371: A Tale of Two Biddies

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!

This week's teaser is from A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan, and it comes with a warning. If you have ever wanted to read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens—which I highly recommend—I suggest reading it before picking up this cozy mystery, as it does spoil the plot/ending of the Dickens classic. Other than that it was a pretty good read.

I darted to my right, eager to get on dry land, too, and I would have done it if a couple things hadn’t happened all at once.

A blast of wind slapped against my back.

Another streak of lightning turned the inky blackness so blinding white that I squeezed my eyes shut.

Waves made the boats all around me bob and slap against the dock.

And Richie Monroe screamed for help.

He was in the water.

(Chapter one)

Series: League of Literary Ladies #2

When it comes to solving mysteries, these ladies are in a league of their own…

Summer can be the best of times or the worst of times for the resort town of Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. For Bea Cartwright, business is booming as guests storm her B and B for the Bastille Day celebration. In honor of the holiday, the League of Literary Ladies is reading the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities. It would be hard to make a more apropos selection—especially when they have their very own Defarge sisters, elderly twins Margaret and Alice, who run the local knitting shop.

On Bastille Day, the head-banging rock band Guillotine shows their chops for the tourists—but the celebration is soon cut short. With something needling the Defarge dowagers and secrets that lead to murder, solving this mystery will be a far, far better thing than the Literary Ladies have done before. They’ll just have to make sure to keep their heads while they try to stop a killer’s reign of terror…

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