Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: The Port-Wine Stain

This week my teaser lines come from The Port-Wine Stain, by Norman Lock (Bellevue Literary Press, June 2016). This quote is from page 49 of the uncorrected proof, so it might differ slightly in the published edition (but probably not):
His words were wild, and I trembled to hear them. And then he placed the skull upon the table and began to run his fingers over it, as though he meant to read Vogel's character in the fleshless face.
The book is a historical novel about a young medical assistant who becomes acquainted with Edgar Allan Poe, and much of the writing definitely has a very Poe-ish ring. I've read about half the book and I'm enjoying it, but also still waiting for something significant to happen. So far, it seems to be mostly style and not much substance.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat. 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. It does sound intriguing. I hope it picks up for you and gives you a satisfying ending.

    My TT from Mummy's Little Angel

  2. It's hard to know how long you should stick with a book, waiting for something to happen! I hope there's more action soon. I like the book's title and cover a lot, and the Teaser intrigued me.
    My Tuesday post features BLUEBONNET SPRING

  3. I look forward to finding out your final verdict! I hope it picks up because the premise sounds right up my alley.


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