Dec 21, 2010

Game of Patience, A Novel by Susanne Alleyn: Teaser Tuesday

Game of Patience


Title: Game of Patience by Susanne Alleyn
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur (March 21, 2006)
Genre: Police procedural, historical novel

"I see no pearl bracelets or diamond brooches here."Aristide stepped aside so that Montereau could peer into the jewelry box.  (p. 55)

Goodreads book description: "With elaborate French cultural atmosphere, author Susanne Alleyn has created a sophisticated and stylish mystery set in the uneasy and turbulent years between the Terror and the rise of Napoleon."

"Paris, 1796. Aristide Ravel, freelance undercover police agent and investigator, is confronted with a double murder in a fashionable apartment. The victims prove to be CĂ©lie Montereau, the daughter of a wealthy and influential family, and the man who was blackmailing her."

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

17 comments:

  1. Great teaser! This sounds like a great read. My TT is at Coffee Table Press

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  2. Oh, this sounds positively tantalizing...thanks for sharing.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Ohh, this sounds like a good one! This week my teaser is from The Iron Queen.

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  4. This looks intriguing and I love the cover. Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  5. Sounds interesting :)
    You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob Merry Christmas!

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  6. Here is my teaser from Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately (Page 1):

    "Do you hear it?" The voice was almost a whisper.

    Elsa held her breath, and then she heard it too, a faint rustling of footsteps over twigs and leaves. Out of the corner of her eye, she glimpsed several shadowy figures darting through the trees, and when she turned, she saw a glint of sunlight reflecting off the barrel of an assault rifle.

    There was no denying it—the Taliban had found them.

    Oh, Jesus! she thought. We'll never escape.

    Elsa knew the Taliban's ruthless hatred; the death and destruction they wrought was undeniable.

    Seized by a sickening wave of fear, she wanted to cry or throw up, but there was no time. She tried to catch Parween's eye, but her friend was looking back, intent on finding the source of the sound.

    "Run!" someone shouted, and suddenly, the chase was on.

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  7. hmm . . . are they missing? Kaye—the road goes ever ever on and have a merry Christmas!

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  8. Too bad, everyone should have diamonds and pearls! Ask Prince! LOL
    Great teaser!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday.html

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  9. Good teaser! Haven't heard of this one before now, but it sounds intriguing. Ominous-looking cover, too - I like that!

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  10. Love the teaser! I want to peer into the jewelry box myself! And loving historical fiction, this sounds right up my alley! I will be putting this on my wish list now!

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  11. Wonder who stole the jewels!!?

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  12. Wondering if thats a good thing or bad? I wouldn't mind some diamonds in my jewelry box.

    My Teaser Tuesday

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  13. Sounds like the jewels got stolen!

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  14. Great teaser and this book sounds good. i hope you are enjoying it.

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  15. Interesting idea for a book blog. Yes, where could those jewels be? Read on!

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