Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Whisker of Evil

This week my teaser lines come from Whisker of Evil, one of the Mrs. Murphy mystery novels written by Rita Mae Brown and co-authored by her pet cat, Sneaky Pie Brown. I've read a few of the earlier books in the series, but this one is No. 12, so it's a little more recent. And these are the book's opening lines:
Barry Monteith was still breathing when Harry found him. His throat had been ripped out.
And we've jumped right into the murder with absolutely no lead-up. So far, I love it!

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 your comment here.


  1. Whoa! Cool!


  2. Great opening! Really makes me want to jump in.


  3. I will have to try the Sneaky Pie mysteries again. I heard that Rita Mae Brown has just died at age 97 or so.

  4. the title is a great teaser--but that teaser is kind of scary :0 Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  5. Hi, everyone! And thanks for dropping by.

    Just wanted to say that, as far as I know, Rita Mae Brown seems to be alive and well. I believe it was Lilian Jackson Braun (author of another cat-centric series of mystery novels) who recently died. Haven't read any of her books, but if there's a mystery and a cat involved, I'll probably love it.

  6. Great teaser! Any book co-authored by a cat is a book for me!

    Here's mine for The Taming of the Rake: http://aturnofpage.blogspot.com/2011/06/teaser-tuesday-no-6.html. Have a lovely Tuesday!

  7. Oh my, the opening catches your attention. I have never read any of her books, I guess another book for my growing tbr list.

  8. I love a murder mystery that gets right to it and doesn't tale forever setting up the plot and characters. I'm like you - I read the earlier books in this series.

    Margot @ Quirky Girls Read

  9. Wow, that's some opening. I haven't read any of this series.

  10. Kind of gruesome, but I've never been one to shy away from that!

    Here's my teaser for Half a Life by Darin Strauss:


  11. That's a perfect example of "grab the reader!" I'll add this author to my list.
    Here's my teaser: Sandy's Teaser

  12. Well, that's...something of a feat. Not an altogether pleasant experience, I'd imagine.

  13. I've read and enjoyed Rita Mae Brown in the past, but so far I haven't read any of the Sneaky Pie Brown books. This one sounds fascinating.

    Here's MY TT POST

  14. I know these books are rather fluffy, but I love them since they take place very close to my husband's hometown. I know all the places she mentions in the books.


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