Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Teaser Tuesday 332: Crime and Poetry

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!

Crime and Poetry is the first book in a new series by Amanda Flower. I really enjoyed this one, and look forward to book two, out at the end of this year. Two of my favorite "characters," if you will, are Emerson the Tuxedo cat, and a crow named Faulkner.

The front room was empty except for Faulkner. The large crow fluffed his wings when I closed the door behind me, and squawked, "Where have you been?"

(Chapter Twelve)

Series: Magical Bookshop #1

Just outside Niagara Falls sits the village of Cascade Springs, New York, the home of a magical bookstore where one young woman, her feisty grandmother, and a curious tuxedo cat team up to keep crime between the pages. . . .

Rushing home to sit by her ailing grandmother’s bedside, Violet Waverly is shocked to find Grandma Daisy the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn’t need to read between the lines: Her grandma wants Violet back home and working in her magical store, Charming Books. It’s where the perfect book tends to fly off the shelf and pick you. . . .

Violet has every intention of hightailing it back to Chicago, but then a dead man is discovered clutching a volume of Emily Dickinson’s poems from Grandma Daisy’s shop. The victim is Benedict Raisin, who recently put Grandma Daisy in his will, making her a prime suspect. Now, with the help of a tuxedo cat named Emerson, Violet will have to find a killer to keep Grandma from getting booked for good. . . .


Alice Audrey said...

Wait. Is she squawking at the crow or the crow squawking at her?

Heather said...

He squawked at her!