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Argh. I just remembered a monumental oversight... I think I forgot to comment back on the blogs of the people who commented on last week's teaser. *beats head on floor* Sorry, so sorry, so sorry. Will you gals ever forgive me?

My teaser this week is from my lunch break book... that's the book I buy the previous weekend and read parts of over my lunch breaks at work. It gets to be like a long-running serial or something. I try to stretch it out over five days, and anything that gets left over and unread on Friday is to be savored over Friday dinner. LOL. Yum. As I've so often told my mom, books are my favorite viand. [Cultural reference here: We Filipinos classify food into rice and ulam (oo-lam; viand), and perhaps dessert and snack. Ulam is any tasty dish, whether vegetable, fish, or meat, that is eaten with the rice to give it flavor.] Mom's reply, invariably, is to swat me with her ladle.

This is the first time I've picked up a book by Robin Paige, although I've been reading and collecting Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles mysteries... Susan's one half of the wife-and-husband duo that writes as Robin Paige. Anyway, last weekend the big bosses sent our entire department to the mountains for some much-needed summer R-and-R, and my boss was reading a historical mystery -- Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin. When she left it with me while she went off to supervise things like where supplies should be kept and where people should go, I sneaked peeks, and as a result got a craving for more historical mystery... when I got home I read all the Ellis Peters books I had, and picked this one up at a bookstore for good measure. I think I'd really want to get that Ariana Franklin though, since I never got to the ending. Rawr. Suspense much. Non sequitur: Most of my other co-workers brought books, too; mine was a Carolyn Hart Death on Demand mystery and a cat story anthology titled Magicats! Yes, apparently a lot of us love to read; boss was happy to see that.

Anyway, today's teaser is from Death at Rottingdean, a Victorian Mystery by Robin Paige. Hint: A famous author appears as a character in the story. And I shall not tell you who, though you be as curious as the Elephant's Child.

"Now, it could be argued that Patrick should not have carried a message for a man he believed to be involved in another man's death. But he was only a boy, with a boy's judgment and a boy's ordinary need for a man's affection and approval."
- p. 62, Death at Rottingdean, a Victorian Mystery by Robin Paige.

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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  1. Alice Audrey Says:

    Nothing says you can't go around and comment now on those who left comments for you before.

    Watch out for the ladle!

    I think even as a kid I would avoid a killer.


  2. Hey, its ok! You can always make a comeback!

    Great teaser!

    Teaser Tuesdays: The Cold Room by J T Ellison


  3. Laya Says:

    @Alice Audrey, @gautami tripathy: I think I'll do just that. Thanks! :)


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