Teaser from Still Alice

They sat side by side on the couch, Tom on the left and Anna on the right, like they had in the backseat of the car when they were kids. Tom was a lefty and liked the window, and Anna didn’t mind the middle. They sat closer now than they ever did then, and when Tom reached over and held her hand, she didn’t shriek, “Mommy, Tommy’s touching me!”

(Tuesday Teaser from pg 108 of Still Alice by Lisa Genova)

Teaser from A Fatal Grace

Gamache’s job was to collect the evidence, but also to collect the emotions. And the only way he knew to do that was to get to know the people. To watch and listen. To pay attention, and the best way to do that was in a deceptively casual way in a deceptively casual setting.

Like the bistro.

(Tuesday Teaser from A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny.)

Teaser from Belladonna in Hollywood

Bela Lugosi had just encountered two vampires in his living room. And he knew it.

(Tuesday Teaser from 23% of Belladonna in Hollywood by Alex Severin)

Teaser from Wilder’s Mate

Satira would have been on a horse and halfway into the sunset by now if the lift from the laboratory hadn’t broken.

Steam from a broken pipe billowed up from beneath the lift’s cab, heating the metal walls until sweat slicked her skin and curled wild strands of her hair.

(Tuesday Teaser from Location 56 of Wilder’s Mate by Moira Rogers)

Teaser from Fun and Games

She loved the ocean air smashing into her face, the feel of the tires beneath as they struggled to cling to the asphalt, the hum of the machine surrounding her body, the knowledge that one twitch to the left or right at the wrong moment meant her brand-new car, along with her brand-new life, would end up at the bottom of a ravine, and maybe years later people would ask: Whatever happened to that cute actress who was in those funny romantic comedies a few year ago? Back then, she loved to drive Decker Canyon Road because it blasted all of the clutter out of her mind.

(Tuesday Teaser from Location 21 of Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski)

Teaser from Murder on the Orient Express

By the step leading up into the sleeping-car stood a young French lieutenant, resplendent in uniform, conversing with a small man muffled up to the ears, of whom nothing was visible but a pink-tipped nose and the two points of an upward-curled moustache.

It was freezingly cold, and this job of seeing off a distinguished stranger was not one to be envied, but Lieutenant Dubose performed his part manfully.

(Tuesday Teaser from pg. 3 of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie)