Monday, September 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - The Murder at the Vicarage

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

Hi everyone!!  I'm back from vacation, (had a lovely time, thanks for asking!) and ready to get started on posting again - soon-ish...Unfortunately as soon as I got home I got sick and haven't felt like doing much, but I'm starting to feel better and will hopefully have some new posts coming in a few days!  So this week the tease is from a new book (cuz now I'm juggling several again - does that happen to anyone else on vacation?).  Well, actually not new, and I'm sure I've read it before but I don't remember it and it's the first Miss Marple Mystery and I adore Miss Marple and it was free!  What's better than free, right?  So - onward! 

 The Tease:
 "I had just finished carving some boiled beef (remarkably tough by the way) and on resuming my seat I remarked, in a spirit most unbecoming to my cloth, that anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe would be doing the world at large a service. 
My young nephew, Dennis, said instantly: "That'll be remembered against you when the old boy is found bathed in blood.  Mary will give evidence, won't you Mary?  And describe how you brandished the carving knife in a vindictive manner.""
 -The Murder at the Vicarage, A Miss Marple Mystery, by Agathe Christie

What's your Tease?


  1. The Colonel must have been a real evil man.

  2. Welcome back and nothing is better than free! :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ohh a Miss Marple story. I need to read one of these.