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Tuesday Teaser!

Welcome to another episode of Teaser Tuesdays!   This week, it’s a teaser even for me:  I finished my last book at 11:30 last night, picked up my new one this morning and this teaser is the first thing I read.  Now I can’t wait to get into the rest of the story!

You know the teaser rules:  open the book at random and choose a couple of teaser sentences.  No spoilers, please, and be sure to tell us a bit about the book.

My new book is Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates.  I’ve both loved and loathed Oates over the years and I am anxious to see what category this book falls into.  The teaser I chose is a newspaper headline (and not a spoiler — the same info is in the synopsis):

SPARTA WOMAN, 34, FOUND BEATEN, STRANGLED
Death of Local Bluegrass Singer Investigated by Police
Focus on “Men Friends” — “Visitors”

Now, Sparta reminds me of the old tv show, In the Heat of the Night, but in this case it’s a small town in New York.  I am looking forward to the rest of the story!

What’s teasing YOU this week?

  11 comments for “Tuesday Teaser!

  1. January 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Attention grabbing, I want to know more. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-knit-purl-die.html

  2. January 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Excellent teaser! I can’t wait to hear more :)

    My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here’s a link.

  3. January 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Very intyeresting..and makes me curious..
    Here is mine:
    http://sumanam.wordpress.com/

  4. kaye
    January 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    That would definitely make me want to read the book although I haven’t read Oates in years. My teaser is here

  5. January 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Nice idea for a teaser!! Nice teaser, too!!

  6. January 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Love the headline! Sparta originally made me think of Ancient Greece, but that wouldn’t make sense with a newspaper headline.

    I’ve never read Oates, but I’ve heard several people say they have a lot/hate relationship with her too.

  7. January 20, 2010 at 2:04 am

    excellent teaser….wonder what the investigation will show

  8. January 20, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Ooh, great teaser! Hope you enjoy the read!

  9. January 20, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I’ve never read any Joyce Carol Oates, but this one sounds like it’s starting off with a bang! Enjoy!

  10. January 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Good teaser. Straight and to the point.

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