Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Rhyme of the Magpie by Marty Wingate

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!



With her personal life in disarray, Julia Lanchester feels she has no option but to quit her job on her father’s hit BBC Two nature show, A Bird in the Hand. Accepting a tourist management position in Smeaton-under-Lyme, a quaint village in the English countryside, Julia throws herself into her new life, delighting sightseers (and a local member of the gentry) with tales of ancient Romans and pillaging Vikings.

But the past is front and center when her father, Rupert, tracks her down in a moment of desperation. Julia refuses to hear him out; his quick remarriage after her mother’s death was one of the reasons Julia flew the coop. But later she gets a distressed call from her new stepmum: Rupert has gone missing. Julia decides to investigate—she owes him that much, at least—and her father’s new assistant, the infuriatingly dapper Michael Sedgwick, offers to help. Little does the unlikely pair realize that awaiting them is a tightly woven nest of lies and murder.



(from location 2000 on the MOBI file, a little more than 1/2 way through the book )

I froze in my spot, staring up into those cold black eyes.  He was a tall man in his forties, bigger in person than in the newspaper or on television, and broad like a bodybuilder with a thick, muscly neck and a chiseled face.

Sound interesting?  If you've got a Teaser Tuesday, feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments!  Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you back here on Monday, May 18th, when I will have a full review of Rhyme of the Magpie!


  1. Here's mine:

    Lucky laid down her fork. "And speaking of the man we found in the creek."

    (LADLE TO THE GRAVE by Connie Archer)