Monday, July 27, 2020

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - July 28th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

Please link your blog post using Mr. Linky below. Make sure the link you enter is the direct link to your Tuesday post, not the main link to your blog. Thank you!

I, also, participate and link up to Teaser Tuesdays.  Here's info about that meme:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I already featured this one on Friday, but since I'm still reading it, I thought I would post more teasers from it. The excerpts are from the E-ARC...

First Chapter... 

Finding a dead body in your formal garden has got to rate in the top ten Bad Things that can happen to a person. To be fair, war and plague and famine do have a lock on the first three spots. Poverty and chronic illness are pretty high up there, too. And, of course, it does pretty well suck being the person who croaked. But the whole finding-a-dead-man-in-the-backyard thing deserves at least slot number eight or nine on the countdown.


I probably should sound a little more respectful, but I'd only known the victim a couple of days before he met his unfortunate end. And, to be quite honest, in that short time he'd proved himself to be a major horse's patootie.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. Great excerpts! Now I definitely want to keep reading. Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

  2. That's a fun intro, yes, I'd read more. enjoy

  3. It's a great beginning - really sets the tone of the book and is a great hook! Thanks for hosting!

  4. LOL! Both made me laugh so I'd keep reading.

  5. Nice. I'd read on. My teaser is from Shakespeare For Squirrels by Christopher Moore

  6. Makes you wonder what the guy was up to that he met his end. Sounds like a fun cozy!

  7. Such a fun cover. I'm excited to read this too:)


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