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A blurb inside the book whence comes today's teaser says that the author is "a distinguished English doctor" writing under a pen name. Hrm. I picked this up in a second-hand bookstore recently for want of new reading material. I don't usually read much of the intentionally funny mysteries, except for Dorothy Cannell and Joan Hess who are in a class by themselves, but I thought I'd give it a try. Can you guess why?

You see, as is my habit, I opened the book and read a few lines. As Jerry Maguire said, "You got me at hello." That's right, the first two lines alone made me buy it. And I couldn't resist making those first two lines from Jonathan Gash's "Moonspender" today's teaser.

"This story begins where I'm making love to an ancient Chinese vase, on gangster's orders, watched by eleven point two million viewers.

But first, how to sell stolen hankies, from poverty, in the rain."
-p. 1, "Moonspender" by Jonathan Gash

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!

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13 Responses
  1. Marg Says:

    That is definitely an eye catching opening!

    My teaser is here

  2. Fascinating tease. Is this book a mystery?
    Here's my Teaser and book giveaway: my teaser

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, not really my idea of a fun afternoon!

  4. Lori Says:

    LMAO, I had to read it a couple times, thinking it is too early in the morning, but no, it really says that. Maybe it is the little perv in me, but I want to know what that was all about. Very cool teaser. Here's Mine.

  5. Jennifer G. Says:

    Well, who could resist that? Sounds like you're in for quite a story!

    Mine is here.

  6. Kaye Says:

    I can see why that would grab your attention. Haven't read Jonathan Gash for ages, may have to check this one out. Here's my teaser and giveaway

  7. Good way to start a book...if it grabs you on page 1, then it's a keeper :)

    Here are our teasers for this week :)


  8. Alayne Says:

    Great teaser, I'm glad I can finally read them now that you've stopped posting Percy Jackson teasers. :) Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  9. Oh, how fascinating!

    Mine is here:


  10. Barbara Says:

    great teaser

    here's my TT


  11. Natalie W Says:

    Wow, thats quite a teaser! What happens next ?? I guess I'll have to read it LOL!
    Great teaser,
    Natalie :0)

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