Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: A Time to Die

This week I'm once again using one of Hazel Holt's Mrs. Malory mysteries for my teaser lines. This time it's Mrs. Malory and A Time To Die, from 2008, the 18th book in the series. Animals figure very prominently in all the books: Sheila Malory has a cat and a dog, and most of her friends and family have pets, too -- and the critters usually make it into the action somehow. In this snippet, Sheila is away from home, getting ready to pet-sit her cousin Hilda's much-loved and pampered kitty (Tolly) while Hilda is off on a trip:
Tolly greeted me amiably enough. Possibly he remembered me..., but he probably just recognized a born slave and was prepared to accept me as such....When I stroked his head he nipped my hand, not out of malice, you understand, but merely to indicate my place in the hierarchy. (p.122)
Our cats Pug and Rosie (who, sadly, are no longer with us) probably would have just turned their backs and ignored the intruder. Until it was time for the serving of dinner, of course.

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. My Boots would have run the other way like under the bed or into the furthest room from the front door.(:

  2. A dog with a place higher than human beings kept in slavery? Ouch.

  3. I have no idea what I just wrote above. Suffice it to say I am on a new medication and my mind may not...be present all the time.

  4. I really enjoy the Mrs. Malory books. I haven't gotten to this one yet.

    Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/09/teaser-tuesdays.html

  5. Love the teaser!! I like this author too!

  6. I like that teaser a lot and the cover is just too too cute. Hope u enjoy this one.

  7. LOVE this teaser! Cats are such wonderful little masters and mistresses!


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