Monday, November 21, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros - November 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 :)

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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. I received with the author's newsletter.   It's a prequel to a cozy mystery series.  It's good so far.

First Chapter


Dotty pulled the handle but the drawer was stuck.  She tugged a little harder and then gave it a robust yank.  The drawer flew out, spilling the contents across the floor. Still holding the handle, she staggered back against the grandfather clock, which wobbled, and as she stepped forward, she felt the clock case door open.


A body slumped forward, hanging out of the grandfather clock.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

A dead husband. A hidden body. Can an inexperienced amateur sleuth save herself and identify a killer in the stroke of time?

Young military widow, Dotty L Sayers, just wants to take life one day at a time, with the help of Banff, her husband’s black Labrador. Seeking financial security, she excitedly accepts a temporary job in a local Cotswold auction house. But she realises she can’t accept everything at face value when she discovers a dead body inside a grandfather clock.

While the police focus on jealousy and blackmail, there’s no time to lose if Dotty is to prove her husband’s ex-wife’s innocence. This determined novice detective unveils her colleagues’ secrets, but when the police ignore her findings, she realises she may be wasting her time.

As the clock ticks, can Dotty convince the police of her suspicions, or is she living on borrowed time?

Hour is Come is the entertaining prequel to the Dotty L Sayers Antique Mystery series. If you like captivating whodunits, believable characters and charming British locations, then you’ll love Victoria Tait’s page-turning tale.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. The teaser would definitely make me interested to keep reading!

  2. Dogs, antiques, and a cozy mystery are three of my favorite things! This looks fantastic!


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