Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: Peter Pan Must Die

This week my teaser lines come from the latest novel in John Verdon's Dave Gurney series, Peter Pan Must Die. I love the Gurney books, and this new one is my favorite so far.

In this snippet, Dave is speaking with his wife Madeleine, about his grown son Kyle. (The quote is taken from an advance copy of the book, so please remember it might be different in the published edition.)
"I used to tell Kyle when he was a kid that one key to a happy life, a happy career, was to find an activity you enjoyed enough that you'd be willing to do it without being paid -- then find someone willing to pay you to do it. Well, not many people succeed in doing that. Pilots, musicians, actors, artists, and athletes, mainly. And hit men...." (p.281)
You have to realize that Gurney is a retired police detective who's investigated some pretty gruesome crimes -- it's given him a unique, if ever so slightly skewed, perspective on life. Well, maybe a little more than slightly skewed.

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 do enjoy characters with "slightly skewed" views on life. We can then live vicariously through their adventures and with their attitudes, without having to pay the price. LOL. This one sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “INTO THE DARKEST CORNER”

  2. I'm adding this series to my list! Thanks for the review.

  3. Not familiar with this author, but I like the teaser. Mine: Biting the Moon

  4. Love the teaser, this man sounds like he has hit on an unusual profession for someone who gets paid to do something they love! Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/teaser-tuesday-november-11/

  5. Gurney sounds like a quirky character, and that's almost always fun! I love the book's title.
    My Tuesday post features THE LEGACY LETTERS.

  6. Sounds awesome, not at all what I expected.

  7. OMG. Really? Have you read Dorothy Must Die? I've read that and it's awesome. I'm definitely checking this out :)

    Here's mine:


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