Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: The Man in Lower Ten

This week my teaser lines come from The Man in Lower Ten, a vintage mystery (published in 1906) by Mary Roberts Rinehart. I just finished the book last night, and don't know why it's taken me so many weeks to get through it because I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I read this one on my iPad, so I'm not sure about page numbers, but this snippet is from Chapter VII. And it has the protagonist ruminating about his precarious situation as the chief suspect in a murder that occurred on the train he was traveling in -- just before the train was involved in a deadly crash.
Have you ever seen a fly, who, in these hygienic days, finding no cobwebs to entangle him, is caught in a sheet of fly paper, finds himself more and more mired, and is finally quiet with the sticky stillness of despair?...Well, I was the fly.
Well, I've never been a murder suspect, but that description of the fly is pretty much the way I felt at the dentist's office last week.

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. Great descriptive teaser. I haven't heard of the book, but I'm intrigued now.

    Here is my TT.

  2. Ooh, sounds great. Awesome description.

    HEre's mine;

  3. Intriguing teaser!

    I seem to be out of my reading slump and adding e-books to my tbr pile!

    Here is my Teaser post!

  4. A captivating teaser.


  5. Very cool teaser.

    And thanks for dropping by on my blog.
    If you want to try my read 'Stone Maiden': the PDF is free for download here:

  6. My favourite teaser this week. Many of us can see ourselves as that fly i'm sure...

    My TT with giveaway


  7. Cool teaser! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Reading :]

    Book Addict

  8. Eek! Doesn't sound good! But it certainly looks interesting. :) Great teaser.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. Great teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

  10. Great teaser! I've wanted to read this author but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

  11. Great teaser! It sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by Between the Covers and reading my teaser!

  12. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Very interesting teaser.

  13. Excellent teaser. Thanks for visiting!

  14. Good teaser. I listened to this a while ago and enjoyed it.


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