Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser (from 10% on my Kindle):
"That's what I need to tell you." Tom's voice dropped. "Palmer's dead. He was thrown off a train two nights ago at Chumnley Bridge."

I caught my breath. Had I heard him correctly?
This week my teaser comes from A Lady in the Smoke by Karen Odden. I got this historical mystery for review from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
Following a humiliating fourth Season in London, Lady Elizabeth Fraser is on her way back to her ancestral country estate when her train careens off the rails and bursts into flames. Though she is injured, she manages to drag herself and her unconscious mother out of the wreckage, and amid the chaos that ensues, a brilliant young railway surgeon saves her mother’s life. Elizabeth feels an immediate connection with Paul Wilcox—though society would never deem a medical man eligible for the daughter of an earl.

After Paul reveals that the train wreck was no accident, and the inspector who tried to prevent it dies under mysterious circumstances, Elizabeth undertakes a dangerous investigation of her own that leads back to her family’s buried secrets. The more she learns, the more she must risk. Not only are her dowry and her reputation at stake; Paul’s very life hangs in the balance when he is arrested for manslaughter. As the trial draws near, and Parliament prepares for a vote that will change the course of the nation, Elizabeth uncovers a conspiracy that has been years in the making. But time is running out for her to see justice done.


  1. That doesn't sound good at all. Such a lovely cover too!

    My Teaser Tuesday

  2. Amazing cover, and an intriguing teaser. I wonder what will happen next.
    Here's my teaser.

  3. Wondering who Palmer was and why his death was important. Good teaser. Here's My Teaser

  4. Oo! I want to read this one! I love the cover and the teasers you shared, Kathy.

  5. I love the cover and the teaser....and I love trains...but not when they go off the rails! LOL. Looks like a great story.

    Here's mine: “SOMEWHERE OUT THERE”

  6. Sounds interesting - gripping teaser as well!

  7. Whoa! That's one heck of a teaser!! Great pick!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

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  8. I've debated requesting this several times because it sounds perfect for me! I'll definitely be reading it at some point!

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog! I am intrigued by your teaser. I tend to gravitate towards fantasy and mystery novels. This could be right up my alley!

  10. Ooooh, this book sounds like it's right up my alley! I'll have to remember to check it out!

  11. This definitely looks like a read for me! I hope you're enjoying it :D


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