Monday, September 7, 2020

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - September 8th

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'm halfway through this one. I featured it on Friday, but since I'm still reading it, I decided to use more excerpts from it. The excerpts are from the E-ARC...

First Chapter... 

"More coffee?" I asked Dylan as I got up from the table to pour us both a refill.

"I'd love some, babe, but I'd better leave now if I'm going to squeeze in a few important phone calls before my ten-thirty appointment."  He stood and planted a kiss on my lips.  "Traffic's bumper-to- bumper this time of the day."

I wrapped my arms around his waist. "All the larceny out there sure is keeping you busy. I'm glad you had time to stop by for breakfast."

My pleasure. The eggs were perfect, Carrie. Just the way I love 'em."


My gray feline had a bad case of spring fever and was doing his best to escape the confines of my cottage to explore the great outdoors. But I couldn't allow that, not if Smoky Joe and I were going to to work at the library on time.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Carrie Singleton and Evelyn the ghost sleuth the slayings of a starlet and a star-crossed psychic in Agatha Award nominee Allison Brook's fourth Haunted Library mystery.

Daphne Marriott strolls into Clover Ridge and informs librarian Carrie Singleton that she's a psychic. But had she foreseen what fate awaited her, Daphne would have steered clear of the quaint Connecticut town. Evelyn, the library ghost, tells Carrie that there's more to Daphne than she lets on.

The mysterious woman grew up in Clover Ridge with her no-good dad, who apparently met his end at the hands of Daphne's brother, Billy. Still, Daphne proves a welcome distraction when Carrie's overbearing mother hits town. Mom's much younger husband, Tom, is in a movie that's lensing locally, and she's there to keep an eye on him: Tom's costar, sultry Ilana Reingold, is also his ex-fiancée, and there's no denying the chemistry is still there. Soon after mingling with the moviemakers at a meet-and-greet, Daphne is found dead.

Carrie and Evelyn investigate, assisted by bushy-tailed library cat Smoky Joe. But the suspect list could overflow the library shelves. Has Billy killed another relative? Is their long-missing mother involved? Or Daphne's mean ex-husband? Carrie's sure she knows who committed the crime, but can she bind together the clues before the culprit Dewey-decimates the town?

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I've been curious about this series. Thanks for featuring it.

  2. I do like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

  3. I love the 'checked out' play on words, it screams 'library' :)

    Have a lovely Tuesday!

  4. Sounds like it might be good. Hope you will enjoy it.

  5. I haven't seen this series before. With a ghost sleuth it might be good for my Halloween reads.

  6. I definitely need to try these library mysteries! Could there be any better combo, lol?


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