Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 321: Boiled Over

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books and a Beat. 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!

Back to the mysteries this week with Boiled Over by Barbara Ross, the second book in her Maine Clambake series.

As Sonny used his poker to confirm what my mind was denying, there was another terrified scream, this time from behind me. I whirled around.

(Chapter 1)

Series: Maine Clambake #2

For Julia Snowden, the Founder’s Day summer celebration in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, means helping her family’s clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire . . . so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven?

The townspeople want to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Stone, a new employee of the Snowden Family Clambake Company—who bolted from the crime scene and disappeared. Julia knows having another murder associated with her family’s business is a recipe for disaster . . . but who is the killer? Cooking up a proper investigation doesn’t leave much time for the rest of Julia’s life, and this is one killer who’ll do anything to stop her from digging up clues . . .


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love a good cozy mystery! The setting intrigues me...as well as the excerpt. Here's mine: “CONFESS”

Heather said...

Thanks, Laurel-Rain -- I do like the setting of this one, even if I'm not a fan of seafood.

Alice Audrey said...

So... he's poking a body with a stick? :)

Heather said...

Alice: I did NOT say that. Nor shall I do so. :-P

Kathy Reads Fiction said...

I love cozy mysteries, and the teaser is a good one. Keep reading and enjoy!

Tracy said...

Is he using the poker to identify a dead body?! Sounds like a good mystery novel.

Literary Feline said...

Yikes! A dead body in the oven. This sounds like it would be a fun read. I will definitely keep my eye out for this one!

Heather said...

Kathy: Thank you, it was a good mystery.

Tracy: As I told Alice, I'm not saying what he's poking at. :D

Lit Feline: It was a good read. I'm hoping to catch up on book three soon - esp as book four just came out.