Monday, February 21, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - February 22nd

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 hoping to start this one soon.  I really enjoyed the first book in this series.

First Chapter


Velvet McNally clapped her hands.  "This is so exciting, Elizabeth.  I can't believe I'm watching a real-life movie shoot."  


"I like you, Mrs. Grady," he said.  "You've got spunk."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Daring resort manager Elizabeth Grady will need to think fast to bring a killer into the limelight in this charming 1950s set cozy mystery series.

Famous director Elias Theropodous has chosen Haggerman’s Catskills Resort as a shooting location for his next film. It sounds glamorous to much of the staff, but resort manager Elizabeth Grady is less satisfied. Dealing with the ridiculous demands of the antagonistic director is bad enough, and his attempts to walk all over Elizabeth are making her feel like her position at the resort has been changed into a bit part.

But when Elias is poisoned during a dinner at the resort, the future of the film and the resort itself are on the line. Between an aging movie star, a harried producer, and former victims of the deceased director’s wrath, Elizabeth has a full cast of suspects to examine, and she’ll need to investigate every lead to catch a killer.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. A tempting and delightful sounding cozy! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've read this author. Delightful.

  3. I really need to start this series! Thanks for the reminder!

  4. This is an author that I need to catch up on. I have a couple of her books and whenever I read a review from someone or an excerpt from you I want to jump and begin. I hope you are enjoying this one.

  5. Interesting! I love 50's Hollywood so this would be right up my ally. Thanks for sharing.

  6. The beginning sounds too charming to last, lol! Gorgeous cover by the way. Mine is in French today!

  7. I linked up a cozy mystery as well. This one sounds like one I'd enjoy reading.

  8. I'm reading this right now and liking it! I think I like this one better then the first book in the series.


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