Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

"If you're interested in language tutorials that don't involve smothering heat and asphyxiating smoke, Miss Sato might be worth asking."

Thus, from being a suspicious character, Miss Sato became a resource.
This week my teaser comes from Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King. This is the 13th book in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. Here is the description of this February 17 release:
Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author’s adept interplay of history and adventure. Now the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time for themselves—only to be swept up in a baffling case that will lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the depths of Oxford’s most revered institution.

After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern Japan. The cruising steamer Thomas Carlyle is leaving Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though they’re not the vacationing types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focus—not to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal footing is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up with her older, highly skilled husband.

Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there’s the lithe, surprisingly fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can’t shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be.

Once in Japan, Russell’s suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution—and topple an empire. 


  1. that tease makes this seem like an interesting read! I hope you're enjoying! trish - my teaser

  2. This sounds like a great series and I love that teaser - here is my TT https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/teaser-tuesday-17-february/

  3. I haven't read any of this series. I should definitely look into it.
    Mine is from #14 in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series: Fearless Fourteen at http://wp.me/pZnGI-js

  4. I read the first few in this series years ago and loved them, but I didn't keep up. Putting the series back on my TBR list now!

    Here's my teaser for this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaser-tuesdays-february-17-2015.html

  5. The teaser and the way in which it is playing with language really makes me want to read a bit more from this book to decide whether it's something I'd want to read. The cover looks absolutely stunning though! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great week!
    My Tuesday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  6. I love the cover of this book! I've never heard of this series, but from your teaser and the book summary, I think I'll need to add it to my TBR. Here is mine: http://readsbooksatmidnight.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaser-tuesday-16.html

  7. Oh my, what sort sort of learning environment surrounds itself around smothering heat and asphyxiating smoke? Still, Sherlock Holmes is my absolute favorite! I'll need to look into this series! The cover art is gorgeous too ;)

    My teaser: http://www.mysoulcalledlife.com/2015/02/17/teaser-tuesday-veil-corrupter-ardentia-2-j-l-tomlinson/

  8. This sounds like a delightful Sherlock Holmes mystery. I'll definitely read this one!
    My Tuesday post features ALL THAT GLITTERS.

  9. I'm sure there is more to that, but it's not enough for me.

  10. I'm not sure if this one is something I'll have to check it out on Amazon.
    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/02/17/teaser-tuesdays-102-the-loch-by-steve-alten/


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