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Teaser Tuesday (June 17)

Teasing Tuesday CB

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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

My Teaser this week is from The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

The Murder Bag


Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter’s Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable.
Detective Max Wolfe has recently arrived in the Homicide division of London’s West End Central, 27 Savile Row.
Soon he is following the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the internet and all the way to the corridors of power.
As the bodies pile up, Max finds the killer’s reach getting closer to everything – and everyone – he loves.
Soon he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life ..Goodreads

My Teaser

We slipped into our breakfast routine. Toast for Scout. Porridge for me. Nature’s Menu dog food for Stan. After carrying her plate to the sink, Scout went off to brush her teeth. That had been one of her mother’s rules – teeth are brushed after the meal, not before, and we really did our best to stick to her rules.

Please leave your links to your teaser in the comment box below.



A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

39 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (June 17)

  1. Cleo – I do like mysteries where past events are the key to present ones. You picked an enticing couple of lines too. I’ll be interested in knowing what you think of it.


  2. Hi Cleo,

    This book is already on my TBR list, as it is such a far cry from the author’s usual style of writing and choice of storyline, that I am intrigued to see if he manages to pull it off successfully.

    I like the way that he brings the story right up to date, by including the internet as a link in his trail of killing, although there are traces of the ‘old’ Tony Parsons in your teaser lines, where descriptive writing brings an event to life on the page.

    Thanks for sharing,



    1. I read Man and Boy years ago but nothing else from this author since. I wanted to see how his writing adapted to this very different genre and it is incredibly ‘readable’ The fact that he was a journalist working with the vice squad helps the feeling of authenticity too.. As you say the realism is enhanced by the eye for detail, particularly in the domestic scene I chose which conjures up so much in a few lines. I hope you enjoy it too when you get around to it.


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