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‘The Devil’s Tombstone’ by Carolyn J. Rose

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, you can find out more about the story and its author … here

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here


His voice seemed to evaporate, then he coughed and went on. “I’ve concluded that I believe because I think I should, because my father did and his father before him, and back two more generations, all educated and trained to guide their flocks. But when I look into my soul instead of at that legacy, I don’t know if I was ever called. And I don’t know what I truly believe. Wesley Fulton doesn’t have my training, but he has the force of belief. He has fire.”

The ride home featured long descriptions of Julie’s impressions of the revival; Wesley Fulton’s clothing and energy, the two boys who played their guitars and sang a song she thought was “way too rock and roll to be a hymn,” and the message about baptism and a fresh start.

Teaser Lines From Kindle Editon 42%

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by … Jenn at ‘A Daily Rhythm’

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for Jenn, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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  • I hope you’re enjoying the final book in this trilogy. While I haven’t gotten any from this series yet, I do have another by this author, waiting in my Kindle.

    I am hoping to finish up Deadly Election by Lindsey Davis today. Here’s a snippet from page 259:

    “I spent that afternoon alone in my own apartment. I did a lot of thinking. It was the best kind: when your body lies at rest, good ideas flow into your brain unprompted.”

    • Hi Kelly,

      I’m about half way through and enjoying the storyline very much so far! There seems to be a natural conclusion on the horizon, to the events in Hemlock Lake, although author Carolyn J. Rose, was quite correct when she indicated that ‘The Devil’s Tombstone’ worked fine as a stand alone murder / mystery and a very intriguing one at that. I am sure that you will enjoy Carolyn’s writing style, when you get to read your Kindle book.

      Whilst I have pretty much decided that the ‘Flavia Albia’ mysteries probably aren’t for me, I can quite agree with the sentiment of your chosen excerpt from ‘Deadly Election’. It would be so good to switch off from everything for a few hours right now, just to try and get things which are going on in our lives, into some kind of rational perspective!

      Good choice of teaser sentences 🙂

    • Hi Laura,

      I quite enjoy the challenge of reading outside of my usual genres, although I just couldn’t accept anything from science fiction. The appearance of the cover is quite simplistic compared to the rather more elaborte and esoteric art, made much of today. However it is quite strong and vibrant and is a true representation of the storyline.

      Thanks for taking the time to vist today, it is always good to hear from you 🙂

    • Hi Sonia,

      Preacher Wesley Fulton isn’t much of a fun individual, from what I know of him so far and he certainly doesn’t show much forgiving or mercy to his family. I have my suspicions about how he may figure in the rest of the story, but I may be wrong, so I had better keep my thoughts to myself.

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

    • Hi Sandra,

      This has been an excellent trilogy; just long enough to follow Dan Stone’s private life to a satisfactory conclusion, to highlight his work as a serving police officer and as an advisor to a small community, and to showcase beautifully the generic dynamics and personalities of an insular and inward looking society where ‘belonging’ is everything!

      Wesley Fulton is an outsider to the community, so all of the residents of Hemlock Lake are as keen as I am to know what makes him tick and what kind of relationship he has with his wife and son.

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I always appreciate your thoughts 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      Don’t forget, we are talking small town, narrow minded, insular community living here …. I guess they would probably have very preconceived ideas of what constitutes a hymn and when it stops being one!! – even the youngsters amongst them.

      Even if this story goes the way I think it might, I am enjoying the journey and the social commentary and history, which goes along with it 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well with you.

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