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Teaser Tuesday – October 12th 2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share two “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences, that give away too much about the book.

5. Remember to share the title and author too.

6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it.

My Teaser Tuesday lines for October 12th 2010 are from:-

‘Strange Affair’ by Peter Robinson – Page 225

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“Most of the time they were sad, pathetic pillocks like Victor, or like peeping Toms, irritating and upsetting, but ultimately harmless”

“No doubt, Annie guessed, as soon as Jennifer had got over the immediate shock of the break-up and got pissed with Melanie Scott a few times in Sicily, she had probably realized just how lucky she was to get out of the relationship”

I don’t think that I have given anything away in these lines, however, I have literally only just started reading this book, so the plot and characters are as yet unclear.

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Margaret,

      I’m sure I shall. I do seem to pick up stories at different points in the series, so poor Alan Banks, is divorced one minute and married the next.

      I guess I should have collected the complete set of books and read them all in order, but they are eminently readable as stand alone stories, if you can just ignore the few anomalies.

      Besides which, my TBR pile, is just not that well organised!!

    • Hi Sam,

      There are a series of about 20 books or so, featuring the same detective and I have already read a couple of them, so I am expecting this one to be up to the same standard as the others.

      I chat to quite a few Aussie girls on twitter and blogs and I must admit, that whilst you seem to follow a few of the English authors, I find that I have not heard of many of the Australian authors.

      Let me know of any especially good ones, that I should keep a look out for.

    • Hi there to The Bookishsnob,

      Wow, just read and commented on your ‘Teaser Tuesday’.

      Your passion is definitely not my usual reading genre, but to me, that’s the whole idea of chatting to so many different people on Twitter and Blogs. It broadens my interests and makes me think about trying books I may not have in the past.

      So who knows, watch this space.

  • Always a nice revelation to know that the break up was for the greater good than being stuck in a bad relationship. Period.

    Great teaser and thanks for coming by Aisle B.

    PS It’s actually a tale about the fall of angels from the heavens… Torment.. poor angels.

    • Hi there PK Reeves,

      That will teach me to be guided by what some of your other commenters have written, rather than research the book for myself, oops!

      Having been suitably corrected, I still maintain that the book cover is very evocative and eye catching, although I would not typically make a purchase purely on the strength of a great cover

    • Hello Alayne,

      My book is part of an extensive series, of which I have already completed a couple of volumes.

      They read quite well as stand alone crime cases, for the English detective, Alan Banks, so I shouldn’t think that this story will disappoint.

      I took a look at your teaser and despite contemporary ‘Fairy Tales’, not previously showing on my radar, I must admit I was hooked after reading just those couple of lines. Definitely not a book I would push to one side. Thanks for sharing it.

  • It is good to know that these books are fun to read as stand alone novels, I might borrow one if I can spot it in my library.
    Btw, I can see a lot of the same sites on our Teaser visits this weekend 🙂
    – Dee from e-Volving Books

    • Hello Dee,

      Yes, each book is certainly a stand alone crime story, it is only the private lives of the main characters that changes during the course of the series, but to be honest, that’s something that is easy to pick up as you go along.

      Your teaser definitely didn’t need more than one line, that single sentence just about says it all, and conjures up all sorts of images in the mind, if you have not read the book.

      It is good to see some of the same people appearing on these posts each week, it makes it feel more like a little worldwide community.

      New members are always welcome of course

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