Monday, August 30, 2021

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - August 31st

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 going to start this one soon.  I've been anxiously awaiting to read this one.  I've been to the Catskills so I can identify with this one.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter... 

"My neighbor Mrs. Francesco heard him at a club in the city.  Vulgar, unamusing, and all- around offensive were the words she used.  As if that wasn't bad enough, he was even worse the second night!" Mrs. Brownville blew a plume of smoke into my face.  I gave her my best professional smile, but it wasn't easy.


Unfortunately Mrs. Brownville could talk while smoking.  I suspect Mrs. Brownville can talk while sleeping.  Another smoky plume wafted my way.  I  held my own breath.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A summer of fun at a Catskills resort comes to an abrupt end when a guest is found murdered, in this new 1950s set mystery series.

It's the summer of 1953, and Elizabeth Grady is settling into Haggerman's Catskills Resort. As a vacation getaway, Haggerman's is ideal, and although Elizabeth's ostentatious but well-meaning mother is new to running the resort, Elizabeth is eager to help her organize the guests and the entertainment acts. But Elizabeth will have to resort to untested abilities if she wants to save her mother's business.

When a reclusive guest is found dead in a lake on the grounds, and a copy of The Communist Manifesto is found in his cabin, the local police chief is convinced that the man was a Russian spy. But Elizabeth isn't so sure, and with the fate of the resort hanging in the balance, she'll need to dodge red herrings, withstand the Red Scare, and catch a killer red-handed.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. That intro made me smile. She went back the second night after finding Mr. F offensive:)

  2. Sounds like a fun read. I like those kind.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  3. I really enjoyed this one so I'd definitely keep reading! Love the teasers. Delany is one of those authors that never lets me down.

  4. I'll be reading this soon for a blog tour. I love this author and her many series!

  5. This one is SO on my TBR! I adore Delany!


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