Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Dead Man's Folly

This week my teaser lines come from Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie. In this snippet, from the book's opening scene, the famous detective Hercule Poirot is being contacted by Mrs. Ariadne Oliver (the famous author of detective novels), and invited to take part in a "murder hunt" party:
"This is Mrs. Oliver. I don't know if you'll remember me--"
"But of course I remember you, Madam. Who could forget you?"
"Well, people do sometimes," said Mrs. Oliver. "Quite often, in fact. I don't think I've got a very distinctive personality. Or perhaps it's because I'm always doing different things to my hair." (p.2)
I absolutely love Ariadne Oliver -- she's my favorite Christie character. She appears in several of the Poirot novels, and she actually has a wonderfully distinctive personality -- just as (I suspect) her creator had.

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. :-) I like Agatha Christie. I've never read Dead Man's Folly, but I really like that teaser from it. I'll have to check it out!

    Here's mine: http://tobisummers.blogspot.com/2012/07/teaser-tuesday-71712.html

  2. Great teaser. It has been a while since I read anything by Agatha Christie. You reminded me why I enjoyed them. My teasers this week are from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater and Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost. Happy reading!

  3. What a delightful character! Thanks for sharing...and I must start reading Agatha Christie books....


  4. Great teaser--this is one I have not read, though I have "met" Mrs. Oliver through some of the Christie movies aired on PBS. Mine

  5. Sounds like a cool character, good teaser!

    Here's a link to our 3 along with a giveaway: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/07/tuesday-teasers-affair-giveaway-i-hunt.html


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