Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Down River



"The trailer was old, probably thirty, which is about three hundred in trailer years. It canted to the right on cinder-block legs."

-- Down River by John Hart

This is an Edgar winner, and I am really enjoying it.  I don't usually do teasers from audio books, but I failed to download one of the disks, so had to get the book book from the library to fill in -- giving me the chance to find a teaser.

James Lee Burke pretty much has a lock on moody, atmospheric Southern mysteries, so I admire an author willing to even give one a shot. That this one is very good, original, and not a Burke homage makes it definitely worth reading. Those Edgar folks picked a good one.  


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.




16 comments :

Michele Emrath said...

I haven't been by in forever, and this post reminds me why I used to come here so much!

What a great teaser. I want to read it already--not b/c I love trailers (never touch one if I can help it), but b/c the imagery in this one, almost disgusting sentence is so strong. And I love Burke, so the moody thing is right up my alley.

Michele
Romanticism today at SouthernCityMysteries

Aleksandra said...

Great teaser! I'll add it on my list!

Rose City Reader said...

Michele -- Thanks for coming by and thanks for the compliment!

This is Hart's second book. I think he's going to be around for quite a while.

Aleksandra -- Glad you were inspired! I'm trying to read all the Edgar winners and I haven't been disappointed yet.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I haven't read this author, but this book is going on my TBR list. Sounds intriguing. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought
http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays.html

Chotti said...

The trailer may be old, but it has character. Great teaser!

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Good teaser! I don't know this author but have added him to my long TBR list :)

HERE is my teaser for this week.

Book Bird Dog said...

Just what I like - a good mystery! Nice tease. Here's mine.

Rose City Reader said...

Sherrie -- Thanks for visiting and leaving the link to your teaser.

Chotti -- Character, but creepy!

Audrey -- That's the trouble with this TT thing - my TBR list gets sooooooo long! Thanks for the link.

BBD -- I have been in the mood for mysteries lately. Thanks for leaving your link.

Jennifer said...

I have not heard of this book, yet the teaser has me quite intrigued. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays-the-blessing-of-the-animals.html

Rose City Reader said...

Jennifer -- I probably would not have heard of this either, if I were not trying to read all the Edgar winners. I am gald I found it. It is pretty good. Thanks for leaving your teaser link.

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's my Tuesday Teaser

Whitney said...

That trailer has got character! Great teaser.

April said...

Nice teaser! This sounds like a great book!

jlshall said...

Excellent teaser! I really love John Hart's writing. I'm adding this one to my "must read" list right now.

My teaser

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

lol trailer years, sooo funny!

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