Jul 13, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Death Loves a Messy Desk by Mary Jane Maffini

TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Choose two sentences from your current read, and add the author and title for readers. Anyone can join in.

"First off, reconfigure the IT area so that Robbie and Barb aren't visible on the path to the staff room or anywhere."

Fredelle blinked. "Will her desk still be messy?" (p. 59)

In Death Loves a Messy Desk by Mary Jane Maffini, Charlotte Adams is hired to organize the workspace in an office, in particular the messy desk of an employee named Barbara. When Barb goes missing, however, Charlotte finds herself tracking down clues to this mystery.

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19 comments:

  1. Interesting concept for a book. I like the teaser Im guessing no one wants to see the messy desk.

    My Teaser is here.

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  2. hmm that one sounds quite different, hope you're enjoying the read :-)

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  3. Harv,
    Tag, you're it.

    Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you. Sometimes you can learn a lot from the things they just make up. If you are tagged with this Meme, lie to me. Then tag 7 other folks (one for each deadly sin) and hope they can lie

    I like Mary Jane's stories. Haven't read this one. Thanks for alerting me to it.

    Mark Troy
    http://hawaiian-eye.blogspot.com

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  4. There's a career twist for you. Good teaser.

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  5. That is so funny. Good teaser.

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  6. Nice teaser, but the title alarms me - my desk is chaotic!

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  7. I'm going to look for this book at the library, see if it appeals to me. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Glad you are all liking this tease, since it deals with something close to home - a messy or clean desk!

    If anyone would like to be tagged with Mark Troy's meme (see his comment on this post), leave a comment and let me know. I plan to have mine up sometime this week!

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  9. Sounds very clever.

    Thanks for posting the teaser.

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  10. I'm actually wanting to comment on the post above this; being Japanese it really caught my eye! I read your comment about wanting to join in the Challenge 3, and I'm so glad to hear that. My teaser for the week is fitting that topic. Blessings, B.

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  11. Dolcebelleza: I'll enter this book in the Japanese Literature Challenge 3 if it's on the list!

    I'm entering it for the Lost in Translation Challenge as well at http://nonsuchbook.typepad.com/lost_in_translation_readi/

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  12. Great teaser! Also, I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award. Come on over to my page to get it. :)

    http://abookloversdiary.blogspot.com/2009/07/kreativ-blogger-award.html

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  13. Office politics. I don't miss them at all. I'm also sure my co-workers don't miss my messy desk! Your teaser certainly stands out today. Good job!

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  14. Um. I read the title of the book, looked around my desk, and felt a chill.

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  15. Really typical of office machinations, where everything seems so fraught. Good teaser!

    Mine's over at Bookishgal.

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  16. Nice teaser! I hope the messiness didn't have anything to do with her disappearance. I wouldn't like the idea of someone going around bumping off all of us disorganized people - I might be next!

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  17. I love that!! I'm adding this to my list! Sounds like a good fun mystery! You've definitely teased me!

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