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!