Monday, November 28, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros - November 29th

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!

This is a short cozy mystery that looks good.  And it has a cat! 😁

First Chapter


It was the perfect day for doing absolutely nothing.  It was not the perfect day for a murder most foul, not that I knew that yet. Despite what the folklore says, cats cannot predict someone's death...


And that was exactly when it happened.  Or rather, that's when it all began...when the American arrived for tea.  Murder was in the air, sure enough.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Osiris may be descended from Egyptian Pharaoh cats, but even he’s not above solving a murder ... Will his new human, Pepper Park, a young American lawyer on a holiday, be up to the challenge?

This was supposed to be a normal vacation for me to get away from legal work. Just renting a little cottage in an idyllic English town for the summer. It wasn’t supposed to involve the two things I dread the most … murder and cats.

After just one day of being settled into my picture perfect life at the cottage, the man who lives in the fancy manor house next door ends up dead and a priceless Egyptian artifact from his travels goes missing and I’m the one to blame.

As if things are bad enough, being suspected of murder, this darn cat keeps showing up at my house every night, and he won’t leave me alone. I’m starting to suspect he’s trying to tell me something.

The last thing I want is to go sleuthing under cover of darkness in the English countryside to find a murderer with my only companion being a pushy Egyptian Mau cat, but it just might be what I have to do in order to enjoy the rest of my vacation.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I love the first paragraph of the prologue and the teaser! It sounds really good!

  2. So it's told in the POV of the cat? That might be a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing as always 💕

  3. Sounds like a great read.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  4. This sounds fun! I love the cover and the teasers. This definitely looks like a book I'd enjoy.


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