Monday, March 30, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Morse and Lewis


My teasers this week are from The Way Through the Woods, one of the Inspector Morse mysteries by Colin Dexter. I'm just getting started on the book, so I'm not sure exactly how this ties in, but I know it's Sergeant Lewis being questioned by the chief inspector, about Morse (from page 59):
'You know Morse better than most.'
'Nobody knows him all that well.'
'You've got a reasonable idea how his mind works though.'
'He's got a strange sort of mind—'
'Not many'd disagree with you.'
'He's good at some things.'
'Such as?'
'He's not bad at catching murderers for a start.'

OK, I know that's more than two lines, but I just had to include the whole exchange. It says a lot about Morse, and about Sergeant Lewis, too. This is the first "Morse" I've read in many years, so I'm looking forward to getting reacquainted with the cranky Inspector and his loyal sidekick Lewis.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or participate yourself, head on over to her blog. And these are the rules: 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!

20 comments:

  1. Nice teaser. It's a few years since I read any of the Morse books,but I do recall The Way Through The Woods being a good one. Enjoy!

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  2. I haven't read many Morse books, but I love the TV series and now we've been watching the follow-up series "Lewis" which I didn't expect to be as good without Morse, but it is!

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  3. I gotta say that I've never read any of these, but they do sound like fun...great tease.

    Happy Reading,

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  4. It's certainly been years since I have read any of those books too. I also liked the tv series and Lewis was much better than I expected on his own. He was so wimpy when Morse was around. Great teaser ~ just two sentences wouldn't have done it justice.

    Here is my teaser

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  5. I've not read any, but it sounds fun. I love snappy dialogue :)

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  6. Sometimes you really need more than 2 sentences to give the flavor of a passage. That's a good pick.

    My teaser is here.

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  7. Morse books and TV shows? Where have I been? Thanks for the introduction.

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  8. 'He's not bad at catching murderers for a start.'

    Always a good quality in an inspector!

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  9. A good talent to have! Have not read any Morse books.

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  10. Absolutely perfect teaser. Catches Morse so well. I have seen the TV show and read one or two of the books. Morse is a favorite.

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  11. I haven't read any of these books but this sure sounds good. Thanks for the teaser.

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  12. I have not read any Morse books, might have to look them up.

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  13. Great teaser, I love Morse. Once attended a talk by Colin Dextor, was very interesting.

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  14. Great teaser Joy - I'm glad you added a little extra - it really added extra flavor and humor to the teaser! :)

    Here's my Teaser from The Ten Year Nap! ~ Wendi

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  15. Joy: I love mysteries too, but my teasher this week is about food! Will have to look up your book!

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  16. I've heard of Inspector Morse on PBS' Mystery, of course, but not read him. Yet! Thanks for the encouragement to pick it up.

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  17. I'm glad you included the whole thing. Certainly enough to get me interested. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  18. That is a great teaser, Joy. I couldn't help but chuckle as I read it.

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  19. Great exchange. I wouldn't be able to cut it off after 2 sentences either.

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