Max wondered if Miss Pitchford had been alluding -- in her blushing, genteel, old-world way -- to the true nature of the relationship between her two former pupils. Looking back, he realized that what she had expressed was skepticism regarding the existence of a girlfriend in Jasper's life.-- Wicked Autumn by G. M. Malliet. The title made this a good pick for Halloween week, even if it is too cozy to be scary. Fine with me. I love it.
This is the first in a promised series featuring Max Tudor, a former M15 agent turned Anglican priest. I got my copy from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.
The full moon glimmered on San Lorenzo Avenue's new pavement. Julia unlocked the black metal gate quietly.-- From This Wicked Patch of Dust by Sergio Troncoso. This is the inter-generational story of the Martinez family, who begin life in a shantytown on the U.S.-Mexico border and struggle with cultural clashes, different religions, and contemporary politics.
Troncoso has many readings and appearances scheduled this fall. Check his schedule here to see if he will be in your area.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.