Monday, November 15, 2021

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - November 16th



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 :)



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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 hoping to read this one soon.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter... 

All I could see was the dress.  The ghost of weddings past, it swept above the checkered linoleum floor and rooted me in place.  My heart twisted, leaving me breathless.

Teaser...

"I woke up with a weird taste in my mouth this morning.  Everything's off."  He wagged a finger at me and headed to the men's room.  

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Is Val's breakfast pie the quiche of death? Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting to start a new life with her fianc�. Five months--and a broken engagement--later, at least her dream of opening a pie shop has become a reality. But when one of her regulars keels over at the counter while eating a quiche, Val feels like she's living a nightmare. After the police determine the customer was poisoned, business at Pie Town drops faster than a fallen crust. Convinced they're both suspects, Val's flaky, seventy-something pie crust maker Charlene drags her boss into some amateur sleuthing. At first Val dismisses Charlene's half-baked hypotheses, but before long the ladies uncover some shady dealings hidden in fog-bound San Nicholas. Now Val must expose the truth--before a crummy killer tries to shut her pie hole.


What do you think? Would you keep reading?




8 comments:

  1. I love quiche, so I can't wait to read what happens in this book. The cover grabs me, too, as I love the vintage designs of the shop.

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  2. This might end up being my new Q title for next year's Alphabet Soup challenge!

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  3. The story line sounds good; love the title too.

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  4. Striking Range by Margaret Mizushima

    He was suspect number one—the man who tried to kill Deputy Mattie Cobb and may have killed her father 30 years earlier. But when Mattie and cold case detective Jim Hauck reach the Colorado state prison where they will finally get to interview him, he's found dead in his cell. There's only one clue: a map leading to Timber Creek and rugged Redstone Ridge.

    Though she usually works with veterinarian Cole Walker, Mattie's K-9 partner Robo has just sired a litter of pups. Left to explore the map's clue without him, Mattie and Robo journey into the burned forest surrounding Redstone Ridge. But before they can finish their search they're called to help investigate the death of a young woman found in a campground filled with elk hunters…

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

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  5. I've enjoyed books by this author and this sounds really good! That beginning definitely caught my attention.

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  6. That looks good. I like the cat on the cover. :)

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