Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Haunting Investigation by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

"You were questioned by the police?" Mildred Fairchild suppressed a shriek as they closed the curtains on their booth at Wendover's Continental Restaurant.
This week my teaser comes from Haunting Investigation by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
Spring 1924. The world has clawed its way back from the ravages of WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic. The 20's are beginning to roar. Poppy Thornton lives with her Aunt Jo and her excitable cat Maestro in upper-crust Philadelphia. Poppy is determined to make a name for herself as a serious crime reporter, but is stuck reporting on garden parties and ladies' fashion. Then one day her editor assigns her to collect background information on the suicide of a prominent businessman. She soon discovers it was actually a murder... but her surprising source for this information is the ghost of a man killed alongside her father during the Great War. Even if she dared tell anyone, who would believe it? Together Poppy and her "gentleman haunt" follow the trail of a string of murders. But as their investigation narrows in on an all-too-familiar suspect, Poppy becomes a target herself and wonders if her ghost of a partner will appear in time to keep her from joining him in the after-life.


  1. Sounds good. It's been a while since I've read that author, but I remember enjoying what I read. Hope you are enjoying it! Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading.

  2. Ooh, this one sounds good! I love stories about the 20s...and reporters. Here's mine: “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”

  3. This sounds like fun. Of course, I love a mystery! Here's my intro and teaser from a true story, My Secret Sister: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-15Z

  4. This one sound really good, so I got to check it out. :)

  5. Ooh! This sounds like a good one. I am definitely going to look this one up. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This souunds like quite the captivating read! I hope you're enjoying it :D

  7. I spotted this the other day somewhere. Love the era it's set in. And always looking for a new mystery author.

  8. Why were they questioned? What regarding??

  9. The cover looks a little dark, but I love the description! And the teaser makes me want to read on!

    Have a happy new year! :D


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