Teaser Tuesday!

Welcome to another edition of Teaser Tuesday!  You know how this works by now: open your current book, pick two teaser sentences that will entice us to put it on our TBR lists.  Remember to tell us the name of the book and the author, and don’t post any spoilers!

My book this week is Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo, the second Kate Burkholder mystery.  Kate was born and raised Amish but didn’t join the church, and she has returned to her hometown as chief of police.  In Pray for Silence she gets a late-night call and those are never from the lottery commission, verifying your winning ticket.

“Black droplets glittering in the moonlight.  Bloody footprints led down the steps to the sidewalk that led to the barn.”

Add to that her description of the farmhouse, barn and silo in the pre-dawn darkness and you get a very eerie picture, in a place that should be serene.  This looks to be a very good mystery, and I’ll be looking up her earlier work, as well.

You can check out more Teasers over at Should Be Reading and tell us – what’s teasing YOU this week?

  17 comments for “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. October 26, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Great teaser – sounds like an interesting mystery – enjoy!
    My teaser this week is from Nemirovsky: http://www.bookloverbookreviews.com/2010/10/teaser-tuesday-all-our-worldly-goods-by.html

  2. October 26, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Just my type of read! Mystery murder and great imagery on this teaser.

    Mine is on Linger … yes finished Shiver … so had to continue the set.


  3. October 26, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Good teaser! We both read and liked this book very much. I did not guess who the murderer was. Here is a link to our review of it: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2010/08/pray-for-silence-by-linda-castillo.html I haven’t read the other two but should.

    We have three teasers this week.

  4. October 26, 2010 at 7:08 am

    The Amish connection makes this sound like a very intriguing mystery. I’m putting it on my list of new books to check out. Thanks for the great teaser!

    My teaser is a bit of a blast from the past:

  5. October 26, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Yikes! Great teaser! I’ve heard so much about this author. I might have to check our her series.

  6. October 26, 2010 at 9:35 am

    This is such a good teaser. Where’d the bloody footprints come from?
    The Bookish Snob – Shades of Desire by LM Pruitt

  7. October 26, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Kinda a creepy teaser. I hope that you enjoy your book. Check out my MY Teaser For Tuesday. Happy Reading.

  8. October 26, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Very interesting teaser! Thanks for sharing!

  9. October 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Effective imagery, especially in that first sentence!

  10. October 26, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Interesting premise and teaser. Thanks!

    Here’s my teaser for today: TexasRed Books.

  11. October 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    It’s quite the evocative image.

  12. Dee
    October 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    This is going on my TBR list – enjoyed reading a comment here that said the book was good. 🙂 Thanks for visiting
    – Dee, from e-Volving Books

  13. October 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Oooh this is really intense! Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  14. October 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Beautiful and scary!I love this teaser:)

  15. October 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Sounds dark and creepy. I knew Castillo had written a lot of books for Harl. Intrigue, but did not know she had written a multitude of single titles as well. Will have to look into this series!

  16. October 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Oh, girl! I’m always looking for another mystery series with a female protagonist to add to my list. This one sounds very enticing. Thank you!
    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

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