Mar 11, 2013

Ring Around the Rosy by Jackie Fullerton

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB; choose sentences from your current read and identify author and title for readers. First Chapter, First Paragraph is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Opening sentences in a book can help readers decide if the book is one they would continue reading. 




"Maude Allen sprang from her bed, still full of piss and vinegar at seventy-two. She poured herself a cup of coffee and stepped onto her lanai. The sun peeked over the top of the California fan palms in her backyard. A snowy white egret, indifferent to the threat of alligators, stood statue-like at the edge of the lake. Maude chuckled to herself. In the years she'd lived in Florida, she had never seen an alligator in the lake. The homeowners' association wouldn't allow it."
Publisher's description: "Law student and amateur sleuth Anne Marshall and her attorney fiance Jason Perry leave their Midwestern town for a Florida vacation at the home of Jason’s parents. When they land in Florida, they find that Jason’s father has discovered the murdered body of his wife’s best friend, Maude. The only clue left behind is a note pinned to her that is the second verse of the nursery rhyme, "Ring Around the Rosy."

Unable to pass up the opportunity to investigate a juicy murder, Anne soon discovers that Maude’s brother was killed in a hit-and run accident several months before. The first verse of "Ring Around the Rosy" was pinned to his chest. Anne thinks the perp is a serial killer who will strike again. When Maude’s son, Ron, is brutally attacked and left for dead, Anne knows his work is just beginning. Racing against the clock, Anne soon finds herself in a serial killer’s cross hairs while battling an untimely attraction to homicide detective Don Reynolds. Ring Around the Rosy takes you on an adventure from present to past and back again as Anne and her crime-solving partners shift in to high gear to stop a killer before he strikes again!"

Would you keep reading?

Title: Ring Around the Rosy by Jackie Fullerton
Published: December 14, 2012; Thomas House Publishing
Genre: mystery

15 comments:

  1. I would definitely keep reading this one, and would want to find out more about what this "ring around the rosy" business is.

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  2. This does sound compelling! I'd read on.

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  3. I would keep on because now I'm a bit curiuos!

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  4. As i have mentioned before I like a little subtlety at the beginning of a book. I think that the opening here is a little too "In your face" and over the top. However the book does sound like it might get interesting and I might continue.

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  5. Oh, wow, I like the sound of this one! Too bad Maude was murdered, as she sounded like a character I would enjoy....

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES

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  6. This one sounds good and I would definitely keep turning the pages!

    Here's my first chapter post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_12.html

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  7. This sounds like a good one!

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  8. Maud sounds like a great character, sorry to see she is the victim. I'd keep reading.

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  9. Sounds like a good mystery. I'd keep reading.

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  10. Great teaser... Oddly enough my daughter has a video on that is playing Ring Around the Rosy right now, a little creepy, LOL! Here's my TT post!

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  11. I do like the sound of this one a lot. Hope you enjoy it, and so happy you joined in this week as well -- thanks

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  12. I probably wouldn't continue because of the brutality, however it sounds like a well crafted story. Hope you enjoy it!

    :)

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  13. I'm definitely going to read this one. I lived in South Florida for many years, so I'm drawn to the setting, and the character sounds like ... a character!
    My teaser is from THE DAY AFTER YESTERDAY.

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