Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Advent Tour Update and Teaser Tuesday

Wow! What a response to the announcement of this year's tour. In one day, we have enough people to fill the calendar. However, please don't think that means that there is no space for you! What could be more fun than visiting one blog for the Advent Tour...visiting two or three or four or more blogs!

Please keep on signing up for the tour. The more people who join in the merrier!

And now for this week's Teaser Tuesday.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should be Reading:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

This week my teaser comes from page 112 of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale:

Almost as horrible - and apparently equally believable - was the idea that the nursemaid had helped him to kill the boy she was hired to tend. The alternative was that this crime harked back to the original biblical murder, Cain's killing of Abel.

It was kind of hard to not post a spoiler, but I think that it this above quote shows that just about everyone was under suspicion. The him referred to above is the boy's father!

I'll add a book cover image when I get home from work!


  1. I was wondering how that you post about Teaser Tuesdays, because it sounds interesting. I checked out the host site and the only Teaser Tuesdays was from last week.

  2. Yes, but that's because of the time difference between Australia and the US. I posted this at lunchtime in the Australia, but I don't think the host puts up the link until Tuesday afternoon in the US, which is then Wednesday morning here! Does that make any sense.

    I just remember that it is Tuesday for me and post regardless!

  3. Great teaser! I've read this book and really enjoyed it. Have never seen this cover before, though!

    My teasers are here.

  4. Today's teaser comes from A Year In The World by Frances Mayes.

    Bodnant was also someone's dream, but only of a house and large garden. We glanced at the upright Tudor mansion, perkier than most, with many pointed dormers and crisp white paint between the beams. The sublime first impression of wide terraces above the river Conwy and views of mountains only began the extravagant delights of Bodnant.
    (pg. 221 hardcover)