Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!!! Or if you’re like me Happy Singles Awareness Day (I’m totally offended the acronym for that is SAD). Anyway, this week my teaser comes from Mystery at Maplemead Castle by Kitty French, a title I received from NetGalley on Friday evening and had finished by Saturday morning. It’s such a fun read and has just the right amount of romance and mystery.
‘I’m not sure that knowing the colour of my underwear is a compliment, it’s more of a letchy observation.’ I frown. ‘And as for my ass…’ I look down. ‘It’s the dead woman’s shoes. They make my legs look longer.’
~ 40% Mystery at Maplemead Castle by Kitty French
Welcome to Chapelwick, a leafy English town in the hills of Shropshire, where chocolate pecan cookies come with a helping of sabotage.
Maplemead Castle is crawling with ghosts, and the new owners need them gone. When Melody Bittersweet and the Girls’ Ghostbusting Agency arrive on scene, they quickly identify the troublemakers swinging from the chandeliers… literally.
A century ago, stunning trapeze artist Britannia Lovell plunged to her death, and has done every night since. But did she really just fall, or was there something more to her demise?
Forced to work with Leo Dark, her scoundrel ex, and infuriating, irresistible reporter Fletcher Gunn, Melody’s investigative powers are under strain (i.e. lost in a pink mist of lust and confusion). She needs her team on top form, but best friend Marina’s cake pipeline goes AWOL, assistant Artie’s distracted by a giant sausage roll, and the pug is scared witless by a lion.
Somewhere, hidden in the castle, is a heart-breaking secret, but what will it take to find it? And is there a chance it could set Britannia free, or is she doomed to repeat her last fateful act forever?
An utterly hilarious, gripping, spooktastic read for fans of HY Hanna, MC Beaton, Gina LaManna and Jana DeLeon.
Happy Reading Everyone