Tuesday, February 13, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Murder in Bloomsbury by D. M. Quincy

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:
"Sir? Are you awake?" The distant voice, halting and uncertain, cut through the morning stillness, penetrating Atlas Catesby's deep slumber. "He says it's urgent."
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):
Atlas huffed a short laugh. "The dead man's name was Gordon Davis. Mr. Davis seemed to believe taking arsenic would enable him to be of immediate service when a particularly lustful lady came to call."
This week I'm reading a book from my review stack. Murder in Bloomsbury by D. M. Quincy is the second Atlas Catesby historical mystery. Here is the description from Amazon:
Acclaimed author D. M. Quincy is back with a second captivating mystery as adventurer Atlas Catesby must put aside his own feelings for Lady Lilliana as they work together to get justice for someone she holds dear.

Aristocratic adventurer Atlas Catesby has spent the last year trying to forget Lady Lilliana Warwick, but when she reappears in his life imploring him to help her solve a murder, Atlas feels compelled to say yes.

The ner’re-do-well brother of Lilliana’s maid died of arsenic poisoning. Authorities are ruling his death an accident, but his sister suspects he was murdered. As Atlas and Lilliana investigate, they discover that the victim had a mysterious lover―a high-born lady he threatened with scandal after she spurned him. When they finally uncover her shocking true identity, the case blows wide open and it turns out there is a whole string of women who had reason to kill the handsome charmer. Now, as Atlas fights his growing feelings for Lilliana, they must work together to catch the assassin before the killer gets to them first.


  1. Ooh interesting teaser! Totally new to me one! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  2. Another tempting book! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. So kind of him to do the deed for her. Whichever her that might be.

  4. Well, this is an intriguing book - I enjoy the premise. I hope you enjoy it, Kathy:)

  5. I've had my eye on this one. Sounds like a good one.

  6. I like the first paragraph. I guess the arsenic had the opposite reaction lol!


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