Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: The Fatal Legacy

This week my teaser lines come from one of Hazel Holt's cozy mysteries, Mrs. Malory and the Fatal Legacy. I love Sheila Malory (as I may have mentioned before), and this book has been one of my favorites in the series -- it was published in the US back in 2000, and I don't really know how I missed it. In this bit, Mrs. Malory has just been to visit the son of a friend who's been murdered (the friend was murdered, not the son), and discovered that the young man is seemingly being held prisoner in the home of his lover:
...I turned and looked back at the house. Now it seemed to me that the windows had a blank look, the slats of the Venetian blinds like the bars of a prison, the whole house indefinably threatening, sinister almost....The whole episode had been thoroughly upsetting and what I wanted more than anything else was a good strong cup of tea. (p.106)
Yes, a nice cup of tea can put a positive spin on even the most vexing situations. That is so Sheila Malory.

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. Oh, what a great teaser! It makes me want to grab this book...and a cup of tea.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TT POST

  2. Mrs. Malory is one of my favorite cozy series. This is a good one. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesdays_30.html

  3. I could never understand the need for a cup of tea... until I moved to England - now I'm a convert!

    This book looks like a fun read. I really like the cover.
    New follower :)


  4. maybe Ice Tea where I am from lol! great teaser and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Nice imagery here! ...and a good cup of tea does set the world aright. :)

  6. Nice teaser. I've never read this series.

  7. After a sight like that one, strong cup of tea will definitely help her regroup.

  8. I've never heard of this series, but I love a good cozy mystery every now and then. Great teaser!


  9. Oh man I could totally go for a cup of tea, right now. This is a really great passage. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I think that's a great teaser!! I read a book by this author and really enjoyed it!


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