Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Bad Boy

This week, my teaser lines come from Bad Boy, the latest Inspector Banks novel by Peter Robinson. I'm reading the ARC, although the book was actually released in September of last year (yes, I'm running just a little slow in my ARC-reading, as usual). I haven't gotten this far yet, so I'm not sure exactly what's going on at this point in the book, but I think Winsome is a female police detective. This bit comes from page 250 of the published edition (p. 149 of the ARC):
Winsome was a secret Doctor Who fan. She would never tell her colleagues at work because they were sure to make fun of her...but she had always dreamed of being the doctor's companion, of traveling the universe through space and time, meeting Shakespeare, battling monsters and egomaniacal madmen, arriving back on earth before she had even left.
Yes, I've had that dream, too - although I'm not sure I'd be so enthusiastic about battling monsters and madmen. But I'd definitely love to get my hands on one of those sonic screwdrivers!

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. Ah, this one sounds delightful! Hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine (also an ARC):


  2. A new detective series! Sounds good!

  3. Another tempting series... I've never watched Doctor Who but I think I'd like a character with an imagination like that.

    My teaser's here.

  4. Sounds like a kick a** fun read. Fun teaser.

  5. Fun teaser, Joy -- though now I'm suddenly in the mood to rewatch Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, LOL.

  6. She sounds like an interesting character. Can't say I've ever dreamed of Doctor Who, but just recently I dreamt of encountering Data as a library aide!

  7. What is a sonic screwdriver?


  8. I can totally relate to Winsome since, I confess, I am a bit of a Doctor Who fan myself! IIn fact I just discovered that the series is available on Netflix Instant watching, very exciting!

    This teaser is great fun! And I must check this book out!

    ~ Amy

  9. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-relationship-obits.html

  10. Dr. Who rocks! I'D be his sidekick - kicking monster butt would be awesome! Thanks for the teaser!

  11. I've seen this show and it has a huge cult following... I don't know if I could watch it since I get claustrophobic just watching them climb into the booth...

    hmmm maybe I should get the book and watch the show now ;)

  12. Fun teaser! I relate to the Dr. Who fan...only for me it's Star Trek. I want a transporter...and a replicator...and doctors who can fix near anything.

    Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesdays_18.html

  13. I haven't heard about this one, but it sounds so good.

  14. I agree with Winsome, being the doctor's companion would be awesome! Never had that dream before, but now I can't stop thinking about it...

    You can check out my TT here: http://ksbooks.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/teaser-tuesday-27/

  15. Great teaser - really fun.


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