Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Along Came a Spider

I'm a little late getting my teaser lines up this week. In my mind, I'm still on vacation, I guess.

This week I'm using one of the books I read at the beach last week, James Patterson's Along Came a Spider, the first in his series of thrillers centered around Washington DC police detective (and psychologist) Alex Cross. In this snippet, Cross is describing his arrival at the crime scene that starts off all the rest of the book's mayhem:
It was pitch-black in the house. Eerie. The wind was sucked through the open door, and I could hear something rattling inside....The smells of Lysol and burnt grease melded into something strange to the nose, though not entirely unpleasant. There were a lot worse smells in homicide cases. (p.16, paperback edition)
Lovely thought, isn't it? And this is just the beginning of the story -- things will be getting very unpleasant for Cross, very quickly.


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.


22 comments:

  1. I guess he's right, there are bound to be much worse smells in homicide cases! I might be a little crazy, but I kind of like the smell of Lysol, lol.

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  2. What a descriptive quote. I didn't really it was going to be a murder scene until the end!

    You can read my teaser here.
    http://mytime2read.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesdays-weekly-bookish-meme.html

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  3. I have a friend who works a lot of scenes like this and he can testify this scent is probably the least unkind to the senses!

    Here's my Teaser Tuesdays.

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  4. Wow, that is so eerie! I can't believe I haven't read a James Patterson boo till now, but now I know where to start :) Great teaser!
    By the way, I'm a new follower!

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  5. I love James Patterson's books so am sure to enjoy this one.

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  6. This is one Alex Cross book I haven't read yet (well, I only read 2 so far, haha). interesting :)

    By the way, here's my teaser - http://becomingjudie.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/teaser-tuesdays/

    Thanks!

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  7. I enjoyed this book...and I like the sensory moments he shares, including smells! LOL

    Here's MY TT POST

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  8. I adore Patterson, and look forward to reading this one :) Great teaser!

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  9. Haven't read this one by Patterson but the title and your quote are good teasers!

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  10. I love this series...don't care what any says of Patterson I will not stop reading about Alex!!

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  11. Ugh, yuck. Some seriously gross teasers this Tuesday!

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  12. I really need to read these Alex Cross novels. So embarrassed. Good Teaser.

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  13. I remember reading this book! Awesomely descriptive teaser choice. :)

    You've seen mine

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  14. It certainly has a lot of atmosphere! I always enjoy James Patterson - good choice.

    My teaser is here.

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  15. Great teaser! I haven't read any of these books. I may have to add them to my book list. I've read some of his other books.

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  16. I don’t think my TBR pile will recover from the teasers this week! So many amazing books, so little time. Hope you will stop by and comment on my Clockwork Prince teaser on http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com !

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  17. Wow this takes me back - I read this series so long ago and boy did my teenage self love it.
    Great teaser.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesday-31.html

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  18. Alex Cross is a great character. I'm with Staci, I'll keep reading JP's books.

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  20. Interesting teaser! I've never read James Patterson, though I'm sure I should.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  21. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I have seen glimpses of the movie version of Along Came a Spider but I have never read any of James Patterson's books. I have seen the prequel to this movie, Kiss the Girls, though.

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