Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Getting Away With Murder

Today my teasers come from Santa Clawed, one of the Mrs. Murphy mysteries by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. In this snippet, "Fair" is Fair (short for Pharamond) Haristeen, husband of Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, the series' main character (main human character, that is); and he's chatting with one of the other series regulars, Mim Sanburne, about the most recent murder that's turned up in the little Virginia town of Crozet:

"Murder is easier to accomplish and remain undetected than television crime dramas acknowledge. Why do you think there's so much publicity when a murder is solved?"

Fair finished his tea. "Also fuels the illusion that you can't get away with murder, when you can." [p.60]

Hmmmm? That's an interesting thought, but if it's true, I wonder how much longer that will last. In these days of twenty-four-hour news coverage and total media access to everyone's private information, it's getting harder and harder to get away with even the smallest transgressions. Just ask Tiger Woods.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizb17 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 somewhere on that page. 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!

15 comments:

  1. This looks like a great read! I don't think I've read any of her work. Mine are posted here!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Seriously, I'm dead bored with hearing about Tiger Woods. I don't understand why the media has to blow up about it! So annoying. But nice teaser. :) Here's mine!

    ReplyDelete
  3. How about that! This looks like a good book. Enjoy.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's a very interesting teaser! Thanks for dropping by my blog today.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ooh, interesting teaser. I definitely see the truth to it.

    My TT!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, I like Rita Mae Brown, but haven't read any of hers in awhile. Guess I'll have to rectify that!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  7. True. I'm not sure too many get away with anything anymore that doesn't come back to bite them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh I sure hope that's not true because it sure is a depressing thought! I always thought that it would be harder to get away with it. Anyway - great teaser! Definitely has people thinking!

    Allison
    My Teaser

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oohhh...definitely sound like some interesting characters!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I see the cover says this is NY Times Bestselling series -- I will check it out because I love mysteries. Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have read at least one of the other books in this series, but not this one yet. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great teaser. I bet we'd be surprised by how many murders do get away with it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice teaser! I've seen these books in the bookstore, maybe I should take a closer look. :)

    Greetings,
    Tiina

    ReplyDelete

Welcome and thanks for leaving me a comment. I love to hear from visitors.

Also, please note that while I appreciate the thought, I don't play the blog awards game. I think you all deserve awards! But you might think about becoming a follower of my blog -- that would really be the best award.