Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (50)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

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, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers this week:

"She grasped my arm fast in her bony fingers. 'I told you once before the screams of the dead echo in his steps. You did not believe me, and you nearly died. Do you believe me now?'"

Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
p. 185

Fresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends— but dark deeds are afoot at the deconsecrated abbey, and a murderer roams the ancient cloisters.

Much to her surprise, the one man she had hoped to forget—the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane—is among her father's houseguests… and he is not alone. Not to be outdone, Julia shows him that two can play at flirtation and promptly introduces him to her devoted, younger, titled Italian count.

But the homecoming celebrations quickly take a ghastly turn when one of the guests is found brutally murdered in the chapel, and a member of Lady Julia's own family confesses to the crime. Certain of her cousin's innocence, Lady Julia resumes her unlikely and deliciously intriguing partnership with Nicholas Brisbane, setting out to unravel a tangle of deceit before the killer can strike again. When a sudden snowstorm blankets the abbey like a shroud, it falls to Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane to answer the shriek of murder most foul.

I loved the first book in this mystery series and while this one has been a little slow about getting to the actual mystery, I've enjoyed it anyway (the scandalous March family is a riot) and things are finally starting to pick up.


  1. The Marches are fabulous! I adore this series! You chose a great teaser! Here's my teaser from Blood Red Road.

  2. Oh, I believe her. She's spooky. I would love to read this one. Reminds me of a Gothic novel.


  3. Wow, that's a great teaser. I've hear wonderful things about this series.

  4. Such a great teasser! Wanna know more!!Another novel to check out?!. I really like teaser tuesdays!

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Caribou Island by David Vann post!

  5. Great teaser. I LOVE this series.

  6. A great teaser! I haven't heard of this series, I'll have to look into it.

    My TT is here, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

  7. "Bony Fingers" reminds me of that country song!

    Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/05/tuesday-teasers-out-of-my-mind.html

  8. Oh wow. Sounds like quite a moment.

    Here is my super late TT :)


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