I was like a child in a candy shop when I finally found a copy of Elizabeth Peters' "The Laughter of Dead Kings" in Booksale a couple of days ago. The whole eyes wide, giggling, hugging, twirling around thing. I can't help it. I love all the books written by Barbara Michaels / Elizabeth Peters, though I can't decide who I love better between Ramses Emerson and John Tregarth, with Tim in "Witch" running a close third. Although some may say they're all just the same person in different incarnations *nudge nudge wink wink*
The continuation of "Night Train to Memphis" was a decade or so in coming, and John and Vicky now use cell phones and e-mail like the rest of us. I'm glad they're back though, and both just as contrary as ever. Some revelations in there too, some confirming speculations, others totally unexpected.
"Ashraf moved like a slug, in slow motion, watching John, whose expression of curious patience didn't change. The hinged lid was lifted, the layer of cotton wool inside was removed. And there it was."
-p. 13, "The Laughter of Dead Kings" by Elizabeth Peters
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!