Tuesday, March 27, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Better Homes and Corpses by Kathleen Bridge

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:
It seems I'm always at the wrong end of the stick. The pointy end. The one you can't see until you trip over it and it pokes your eye out, or worse yet, your heart. I got the flat tire at the intersection of Old Montauk Highway and Route 27. Earlier, my spirits has scaled the upper limits of antique-picker heaven. Now I'd be late, and Caroline Spenser would never tolerate lateness.
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:
Maurice and his partner owned a small Victorian cottage in town, decorated with the perfect mix of vintage and modern. He had a flair for everything he did and was my go-to fashionista. He'd taken me under his wing on those rare occasions I was invited to an important Hamptons event. He was instrumental in coordinating my outfit for Caroline and Jillian Spenser's cocktail party. I'd never tell him about the clinging-underwear faux pas.
This week I am spotlighting Better Homes and Corpses by Kathleen Bridge. This is a recent Kindle book I added to TBR mountain. Here is the description from Amazon:
After Meg Barrett found her fiancĂ© still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting…

In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives—she learns how the other half dies. Jillian’s mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup.

When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers’ estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things. Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture…


  1. Sounds like a fun read. And that line "decorating can sometimes lead to detecting" is priceless!

  2. Some days I can relate to the intro.

  3. Great excerpts...so now I'm definitely eager to read more. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Sounds like a good cozy, and I love the cover.

  5. Hi Kathy! You always have the books with the best names! lol Sounds fun, and I do also love the cover!

  6. Clever title and relatable opener - yes, I'd keep reading! Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2pJcZtA

  7. This sounds like a delightful cozy. LOVE the cover and title, and the description in the opening makes me want to get to know the character.
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  8. Nice teaser! Sounds like a fun cozy mystery!

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  9. Sounds like a fun cozy. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

  10. I read the first two books and really enjoyed them. I hope you like them too.

  11. This have all the ingredients for a fun cozy! Adding it to my list too:)

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  12. This sounds like fun. I also love the cover and title.


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