Teaser Tuesday · Various Things

Teaser Tuesday 16th August 2016.

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted on Books and a Beat.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

As I’m currently reading two books at the moment, your getting a treat this week and two teasers for the price of one! And, they are both very very different books! 🙂

1 – Bite by K. S. Merbeth.

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Page: 171:

The Queen starts to pace, wringing her hands.
‘Idiots, idiots, all of them,’ she says.There’s a crazy gleam in her eyes, breaking through her grandiose attitude. ‘I merely ask them to secure a few sharks, and then this mess…’
‘Instant karma!’ Wolf says cheerfully, still swinging.
‘Shut up. Just ’cause I can’t kill you doesn’t mean I won’t maim you.’
‘Likely get a price reduction for missing parts, though, eh?’
‘I can think of a few that shouldn’t be necessary.’

Book Blurb:

Kid is trying to survive in a world gone mad.
Hungry, thirsty and alone in a desert wasteland, she’s picked up on the side of the road by Wolf, Dolly, Tank and Pretty Boy – outlaws with big reputations and even bigger guns.

But as they journey across the wild together, Kid learns that her newfound crew may not be the heroes she was hoping for. And in a world that’s lost its humanity, everyone has a bit of monster within them…


2 – Closed Casket (Hercule Poirot Mystery 2) by Sophie Hannah.

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Page: 190:

Poirot smiled. ‘Everything that you say, I have thought of already,’ he said.I think he meant it as a compliment. ‘But you neglect to mention the main puzzle in all of this.’

‘Which is what?’
Poirot indicated that he did not want to expand upon his words until we were alone, so we passed the rest of the journey in silence.

Book Blurb:

‘What I intend to say to you will come as a shock . . .’

Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will – one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live . . .

Among Lady Playford’s guests are two men she has never met – the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited . . . until Poirot starts to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murderer to strike. But why does she seem so determined to provoke, in the presence of a possible killer?

When the crime is committed in spite of Poirot’s best efforts to stop it, and the victim is not who he expected it to be, will he be able to find the culprit and solve the mystery?


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15 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday 16th August 2016.

  1. The queen reminded me of the queen of hearts in Alice in Wonderland.. And basically any evil/jealous Queen written about.. What exciting quotes though, definitely piqued my interest about these books.

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