This week my teaser lines come from Ten Lords A-Leaping by C.C. Benison. I really haven't started this one -- I just recently received it from the publisher. It's the third and latest book in Benison's Father Christmas Mysteries series, featuring Tom Christmas, amateur sleuth and vicar of the idyllic little English village of Thornford Regis. I haven't read either of the other books in the series, so I'm not exactly sure who's who and what's what yet, but anything with a character named Father Christmas has to be worth taking a look at, right? This snippet comes from p.148:
"I say, Grandmama," Max began as they passed into a cool dark hall, his voice rich with import. "I have some astonishing news....Uncle Olly's gone and snuffed it."Uncle Olly who's "gone and snuffed it" was Lord Morborne, who's been found dead (apparently strangled) in the center of a labyrinth on his estate. Now that certainly appears promising, doesn't it? Sounds like a combination of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey -- which should be right down my street, dontcha know.
"Miranda!" Tom cautioned.
"Sorry, Daddy." She turned her head to look back up at him, but she didn't appear remorseful.
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This sounds like a delightful series of mysteries. I agree with you -- any book with a character named Father Christmas has got to be worth reading.ReplyDelete
My Teaser is from REFLECTIONS OF MAMIE.
I just finished "The Vicar's Wife" it was set in a little village in England.ReplyDelete
Oh this certainly sounds like fun. I do hope you enjoy it :-)ReplyDelete
Let us know how you get on, from your description sounds like it will be a fun read rather than dead serious which we need sometimes, don't we?ReplyDelete
LOL How could she not snicker?!ReplyDelete
Love this teaser! Sounds good.ReplyDelete
Great teaser. I have seen this book and wondered about it. Great to learn more.ReplyDelete
Great teaser, sounds like it will be a fun read. My teaser: The WidowReplyDelete
Sounds like this one has some humor...I guess that would be apparent from the title and cover...lol. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
I've not read many mysteries since my Hardy Boys days. Not that I wouldn't enjoy them. I just spend my time in the fantasy/sci-fi world. Great teaser, though, and the series sounds interesting. I always like the Agatha Christie movies.ReplyDelete
Oh, this sounds good-- going to check out the series.ReplyDelete
Ah, I have heard alot about these series. I liked Agatha Christie so this makes this book intriguing. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Mary-andering Among the Pages
As soon as I saw the cover, I started laughing. Your tease makes this sound like a really fun read. Thanks so much for stopping by fundinmental. Anyone else interested in my TT for Yucatan Dead by D V Berkom, come on by and say hi:ReplyDelete