Tuesday, August 14, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber

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:
"Can you turn your head a little to the right?"
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:
He took a single step into the room. "There is a Lady Rachel Radcliffe here to see you. Shall I tell her you're not accepting visitors?"
This week I am spotlighting A Study in Death by Ann Lee Huber. This is book 4 in the Lady Darby Mystery series. Here is the description from Amazon:
Scotland, 1831. After a tumultuous courtship complicated by three deadly inquiries, Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancĂ© in Sebastian Gage. But with her well-meaning—and very pregnant—sister planning on making their wedding the event of the season, Kiera could use a respite from the impending madness.

Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when she recognizes the pain in the baroness’s eyes. Lord Drummond is a brute, and his brusque treatment of his wife forces Kiera to think of the torment caused by her own late husband.

Kiera isn’t sure how to help, but when she finds Lady Drummond prostrate on the floor, things take a fatal turn. The physician called to the house and Lord Drummond appear satisfied to rule her death natural, but Kiera is convinced that poison is the real culprit.

Now, armed only with her knowledge of the macabre and her convictions, Kiera intends to discover the truth behind the baroness’s death—no matter what, or who, stands in her way…


  1. I am curious! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. This is intriguing. I like the cover.

  3. Super short first paragraph but it does make me curious.

  4. Better take that visit. Even I recognize the name.

  5. I love the era and location this takes place in. And what a splendid cover too!

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  6. I like the way it sounds. 'With her knowledge of the macabre..." and the teaser, it certainly draws one in.

  7. Ooh nice teaser! That's a new to me read! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  8. Not for me but I hope you enjoy it.

  9. That's a stunning cover. I don't usually read that time period, but it does look good. Thanks for visiting Girl Who Reads

  10. Thats sounds a really strong premise - I hope you are enjoying this one:)

  11. I keep saying I want to start this series.

  12. I love the tone of this book - and I'm definitely curious about the rest of this series!

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  13. I've read and loved every book in this series about Lady Darby. The author has branched out with other series this year, but I do hope she goes back to this one soon. Intelligently written and fun!


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