Teaser Tuesday 3/28/2017: “Lady of Ashes”

This week I’m reading Lady of Ashes, by Christine Trent.  This is a historical mystery set in the Victorian era, revolving around Violet, a female undertaker, and her husband Graham, who is, uh, a male undertaker.  And, I suspect, a gunrunner, although that is currently unconfirmed.

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Ashes to ashes, funk to funky, we know Major Tom’s a junkie

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Teaser Tuesday 10/11/2016: “Mystic River”

So this week I am, somewhat belatedly, reading Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane, in which a childhood trauma in the 70s leads to a tragic murder in the 00s.  Or at least, that’s how it looks so far …

 

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Not to be confused with Mystic Rhythms

 

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Teaser Tuesday 8/11/15: “The Golden Spiders”

So this week I’m reading — or rather, re-reading — The Golden Spiders, another entry in the Nero Wolfe series, by Rex Stout.  The spiders in question are not Spiders from Mars, but rather, an unusual pair of earrings worn by a woman in a car who asks a squeegee urchin to call the police.  Hilarity (and, of course, murder) ensues.

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The spiders are coming hurrah, hurrah …

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Teaser (And Price Drop) Tuesday 8/4/2015: “Tunnel Vision”

This week I’m reading Tunnel Vision, by Aric Davis, in which a red-headed teenage detective assists a couple of teenage girls who are investigating the fifteen-year-old murder of one of the girls’ not-quite-a-teenager-at-the-time aunt.

Not The Poster For A French Movie About A Lonely Bicycle
Not The Poster For A French Movie About A Lonely Bicycle

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Teaser Tuesday 6/30/15: “Schooled”

So this week I’m reading Schooled, by Christa Charter, a humorous mystery involving a murder that takes place on what is, apparently, a thinly-veiled version of the Microsoft Xbox campus, where the author used to work in the same capacity that the novel’s heroine, Lexy Cooper, works at the fictitious Xenon corporation.  The only reason I know any of this is that people on Goodreads said so  Such background information is not required for reading the book, but does give the author a certain amount of inside baseball credibility for writing about the video game industry.

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“I’m not a pirate schoolgirl manga, but I play one on Goodreads.”

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Teaser Tuesday 6/16/15: “No Hope For Gomez!”

So this week I’m reading No Sleep Till Brooklyn No Hope For Gomez! by Graham Parke. This is the humorous story of one Gomez Porter, a subject in an experimental drug trial who begins to have strange experiences that he documents on his blog. Hmm, strange experiences documented on a blog? That sounds familiar

Unisex bathroom. Check shoes, sombreros, video games, and automobiles at the door.
Unisex bathroom. Check shoes, sombreros, and automobiles at the door.

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