Nov 13, 2012

Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB; choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify author and title for readers.

Title: Arsenic and Old Cake by Jacklyn Brady
Published November 6, 2012; Berkley
Genre: cozy, mystery
Setting: New Orleans

"Try to be reasonable, Rita. We can't keep everyone working full-time right now." Edie Bryoe, office manger at Zydeco Cakes, pushed an ominous-looking stack of documents across the desk toward me. (ch. 1)

DESCRIPTION: With business going stale at Zydeco Cakes, Rita has plenty to worry about. But when the blind trumpet player Old Dog Leg Magee asks for a favor, she can’t say no. His brother Monroe disappeared forty years ago, and now someone has shown up claiming to be him. Old Dog Leg needs Rita to find out if it’s really his brother.

Posing as newlyweds, Rita and her friend Gabriel check in to The Twisted Palms Bed and Breakfast, only to discover that Monroe’s true identity isn’t the only mystery to solve. When another guest at the Twisted Palms turns up dead, it seems the mystery man might also be a murderer.

What's your teaser this week?

10 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

I almost chose this book as well. Since I am starting a new book today, this book was on my TBR pile. However I chose a different cozy to read this week.

Kathy Martin said...

This one does sound like a fun mystery. I have been reading lots of mysteries lately. My teasers are from Dangerous Waters by Toni Anderson and Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman. Happy reading!

Elizabeth said...

This looks so nice and cozy...I like these types of mysteries.

THANKS for the teaser....I think I signed up for a giveaway of this book...not sure which blog, though...sorry folks.

My teaser is from Play Him Again by Jeffrey Stone.

Giveaway too for THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF.

Have a great TEASER TUESDAY...mine is below.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/11/teaser-tuesday-11132012.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

fredamans said...

Sounds like normal life to me....

Kimberlee said...

Sounds like a great read. Might have to go check it out. Happy reading.

Kimberlee
http://girllostinabook.blogspot.com

Staci said...

Love the teaser...soon I will spend a month reading nothing but mysteries!!

Zibilee said...

This book sounds like one that I would really like, based on the description. I can't wait to see if you really like it too!

kelley jensen said...

sounds hilarious.

Diana Leigh said...

The first book in this series was one of my favorite cozies last year, though the second book I didn't love quite as much. Still, I'm looking forward to continuing the series. Love the teaser!