Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: The Anatomy of Ghosts

This week my teaser lines come from the new book by Andrew Taylor (due out later this month), The Anatomy of Ghosts. It's a historical suspense novel about ghosts and books and Cambridge University in the eighteenth century. I've only read about seventy pages, but so far I'm definitely enjoying it.

This bit comes from page 10 of the ARC - the final paragraph of Chapter 1 - so please remember that the published version may differ slightly. And once again it's more than two lines, but just a little:
He did not know that he was screaming....But long before he discovered what he was holding, he knew that there was nothing living in whatever curled around his fingers. He knew that what he touched was dead.
Well, it is a ghost story, after all.



Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in a comment here.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, that one gave me the shivers...LOL.

    It sounds intriguing, though.

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/teaser-tuesdays-jan-4/

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  2. I'm glad you are enjoying this one. I'm giving away my ARC because I just couldn't get into it. I have two this week. My YA teaser is from Five Flavors of Dumb and my adult teaser is from The Iron Duke. Happy reading!

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  3. Oh! A creepy one. I still think it sounds like an interesting read...it's been added to the ever-growing TBR list.

    Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays.html

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  4. Scary! Intriguing teaser.....

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  5. LOVE it!! What could be better than a book about books and ghosts?! I'm hooked! Thanks Joy!By the way - Happy New Year!!

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  6. Oh that's creepy and now I need to go wash my hands! You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

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  7. Scream. scream! A great tease. but a bit scary! Threads West

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  8. Creepy. Great teaser! Mine comes from a new Swedish crime novel that is being released in the US today: Three Seconds by Roslund and Hellstrom. Here's the link.

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  9. great teaser. I can't wait to read this one.

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  10. Sounds really good!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday.html

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  11. What or who was he holding?? good one.

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  12. The cover is beautiful. So if it's dead... than is it translucent with a haunting look saying.. save my soul??

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  13. I haven't read a ghost story since I was a child, but this one sounds so good I may have to buy it when it comes out! Can't wait to see what you think when you've finished reading.

    You can find my teaser here: http://ksbooks.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/teaser-tuesday-25/

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  14. Creepy - I love it!!

    Here’s Mine:
    http://sunnyreads.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-way-of-shadows.html

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  15. I haven't heard of this one, but it really sounds good.

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