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.
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 6:00 AM 16 comments
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I haven't been by in forever, and this post reminds me why I used to come here so much!ReplyDelete
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.
Romanticism today at SouthernCityMysteries
Great teaser! I'll add it on my list!ReplyDelete
Michele -- Thanks for coming by and thanks for the compliment!ReplyDelete
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.
I haven't read this author, but this book is going on my TBR list. Sounds intriguing. Have a great day!
Food for Thought
The trailer may be old, but it has character. Great teaser!ReplyDelete
Good teaser! I don't know this author but have added him to my long TBR list :)ReplyDelete
HERE is my teaser for this week.
Just what I like - a good mystery! Nice tease. Here's mine.ReplyDelete
Sherrie -- Thanks for visiting and leaving the link to your teaser.ReplyDelete
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.
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.htmlReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's my Tuesday TeaserReplyDelete
That trailer has got character! Great teaser.ReplyDelete
Nice teaser! This sounds like a great book!ReplyDelete
Excellent teaser! I really love John Hart's writing. I'm adding this one to my "must read" list right now.ReplyDelete
lol trailer years, sooo funny!ReplyDelete