Teaser Tuesday

My teaser this week comes from a pastiche of Golden Age detective fiction set in 1946 in England. A Mysterious Affair of Style is an homage to Agatha Christie’s mysteries in particular and both emulates and makes fun of the conventions of the classic whodunit.


“In other words, what generates the tension you describe is the reader’s fear not that the detective will fail- he knows that’ never going to happen- but that the author will fail.'”

“It’s what you call clever-clever, which sounds twice as clever as clever itself but is actually only half.”

(Gilbert Adair: A Mysterious Affair of Style. 11 & 15)


Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading and this is how it works:

  • 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

9 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday

  1. WELCOME BACK! Just back from holiday and coming to catch up on your latest. LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover and the teaser is a riot. Blame on the author AGAIN 😉 Welcome back girl and it’s about TIME!
    Hope the studies went well and that you A’s everything, it goes without saying 🙂

  2. I’m a long time AC fan, so don’t know if I would like this one or not. Absolutely love that second quote, though! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Interesting teaser, Bina! Adair’s book looks wonderful! Initially, I thought that you were reading Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ 🙂 Looking forward to reading your review of Adair’s book.

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