Monday, February 14, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - February 15th

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 just started this one.  It's been on my TBR forever.  It's the 5th book in the Lucy Stone Mystery series and I figured it was a timely one.

First Chapter


On the day she died, Bitsy Howell didn't want to get out of bed.  Her bedroom was cold, for one thing.  It was always cold, thanks to her landlady, Mrs. Withers, who turned the heat down to fifty-five degrees every night to save money on heating oil.  It didn't matter one bit to Mrs. Withers that it was the coldest winter in twenty years.


An hour later, her head was buzzing.  What had she gotten herself into?  Being a library director was a bigger responsibility than she thought.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It’s Valentine’s Day in Tinker’s Cove. And while the cupcakes Lucy Stone is baking for her children will have pink frosting and candy hearts, Lucy’s thoughts aren’t centered on sugary sentiments. She’s barely arrived at her first board meeting of the newly-renovated library when Bitsy Howell, the new librarian, is found dead in the basement, shot only minutes before story hour was to start. The agitated board members assume that Bitsy was killed by an outsider, until Detective Lt. Horowitz arrives on the scene and announces that the killer is among them.

Lucy was already aware that Bitsy’s uppity big city ways rubbed some people in Tinker’s Cove the wrong way. But she has a hunch that motives for the librarian’s violent death run a lot deeper. From Hayden Norcross’s elegant antique shop to Corney Clark’s chic kitchen, Lucy relentlessly snoops into the curious lifestyles and shocking secrets of Tinker’s Cove’s most solid citizens—secrets that will plunge her into a terrifying confrontation with a conniving killer… 

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. Another series that I lost track of long ago! If I ever catch up on the ones I'm currently working on I may need to backtrack. Or restart.

  2. Sounds like a good read. I don't like the landlady though.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  3. This sounds so fun! I read a couple of books in this series and they didn't really work for me which is too bad because the blurbs always sound great.


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