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.


  1. 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.

    Romanticism today at SouthernCityMysteries

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

  3. 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.

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

    Food for Thought

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

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

    HERE is my teaser for this week.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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

  12. That trailer has got character! Great teaser.

  13. Nice teaser! This sounds like a great book!

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

    My teaser


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