Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Elegy for April by Benjamin Black

He was smiling now but there was a glitter to his smile and the sharp tip of an eyetooth showed for a second at the side. He was jealous of Patrick Ojukwu; all the men in their circle were jealous of Patrick, nicknamed the Prince.

-- Elegy for April by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville).  This is the third book in Black's Quirke series, set in the damp and gritty Dublin of the 1950s, featuring the moody and hard drinking Quirke, a consulting pathologist, amateur sleuth, and tortured soul.

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  1. The eyetooth had me thinking vampire. But that's just me.

    Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

  2. The big question is why are they jealous of Patrick??

  3. I'm wondering why the men were all jealous of Patrick. Good teaser. I also like the setting of 1950s Dublin. That alone piques my interest in the book.
    My Teaser is from PEACE BY PIECE.

  4. I wonder what dubs him the prince?? It's obviously what sparks the jealousy as well.


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