Monday, May 17, 2021

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - May 18th

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!

This one has been on my Kindle TBR forever.  I'm hoping to read it soon and catch up on this series.  It's one of my favorite cozy mystery series.

First Chapter... 

Conor Lawton made an abysmal first impression on his initial visit to the Athena Public Library.  

Now, four weeks later, I'd seen enough of the tattooed playwright to know he didn't improve on further acquaintance.   


From around my feet I heard an interrogative warble, and I glanced down at Diesel, my three-year-old Maine coon cat.  He always seemed to sense when something, or someone, caused me stress or anxiety, and I had to smile.
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Athena College's new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton, known for his sharp writing—and sharper tongue. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor this fall semester. It's great news until he hears who got her the job: her old flame, Connor Lawton...

Fearing competition for Connor's affections, one of his admirers tries to drive Laura out of town. And then, before Connor finishes the play he is writing, he is murdered—and Laura is the prime suspect. Knowing she's innocent, Charlie and his faithful sidekick, Diesel, follow Connor's cluttered trail of angry lovers, bitter enemies, and intriguing research to find the true killer before his daughter is forever cataloged under "M"—for murderer.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. This one sounds really good! Thanks for sharing, and for hosting.

  2. I'm curious about Conor, he sounds like a character LOL

  3. I remember reading the first book in the series too--and have also lost track. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. I'm upstairs in my office and my current read is downstairs. I need to remember to do this.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  5. I cannot wait for this one! I really enjoy this series so I'd definitely keep reading.


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