Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - 9 Feb



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
It [an editorial in the Morning Post] criticised the rushed peremptory way the coroner had conducted the inquest, and demanded that the investigation into the child's death be taken over by 'the most experienced of detectives'. The article argued that the security of all the homes in England rested on uncovering the secrets of Road Hill House.
Kate Summerscale's retelling of an early English detective's involvement in an actual 1860 case of murder in Wiltshire - that link contains major spoilers! Ah, the book title is 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: or, the Murder at Road Hill House'
Later - should have mentioned that this is our book group's read for the month!

7 comments:

Boof (The Book Whisperer) said...

Oh, I loved that book Robert. What do you think of it? I heard a lot of negative stuff but I loved the way it was a sort of social commentary of the times.

Here is my teaser: http://boofsbookshelf.com/tag/teaser-tusedays/

Alayne said...

Great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Jennifer said...

Excellent teaser and a book I need to read. My teaser: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-lessons-in-french.html

Kaye said...

That sounds like a book I would love. thanks for sharing. I hope you are enjoying the book. My teaser is here

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

That book sounds really interesting! I'll have to put it on my reading list!

rajm said...

Early days for me at the moment but it's going well - yes lots of insight into social history!

Stephanie said...

This sounds intriguing!