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.

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“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)

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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!