Tuesday, February 6, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Death and the Viking's Daughter by Loretta Ross

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:
"Now, there's a body in the rose bushes. Is that gonna be a problem?"
Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine (from 10% in the eARC):
Death sighed. "Right now there's just too big a window of opportunity. We know the forgery was made sometime after 1970. Probably after '74. It could have been switched at any time since then, so more than four decades we have to account for."
This week I am spotlighting Death and the Viking's Daughter by Loretta Ross. I got this review copy from Midnight Ink via NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
Next on Wren and Death's Appraisal List:
Item #1: An Old Family Feud.
Item #2: A Missing Woman.
Item #3: A Body in the Rosebushes of their Dream House

Auctioneer Wren Morgan and her private eye fiancé Death (pronounced "Deeth") Bogart are ready to meet each other's parents and settle down together. But their sleuthing days are far from over. While Death and Wren are helping prepare auction items at an old supper club, a Viking reenactor nearly dies at the historical settlement next door. The cause? Seeing the ghost of his daughter, who went missing twenty years ago.

As Wren looks into what happened to the Viking's daughter, Death is hired to investigate the theft of historical items that have high sentimental value. When their respective investigations turn out to be connected, the couple gets caught in a deadly conflict.


  1. Not my usual read, but now I'm curious. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “HERE WE LIE”

  2. Sounds really good. I'll have to look into it. My Teaser is from an urban fantasy title.


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