Teaser from “Benny and the Bank Robber”

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

I just have to say, now that I have finished “The Grave Artist“, that it was really a great book. I learned a lot about things to change in my own writing from it. And it was interesting and engaging from beginning to end.

Do you know anyone who is a native Italian speaker? I have received an offer to translate “Stand Alone” into Italian. I’d like someone to take a look over the sample translation to make sure it is good, and perhaps to beta-read the entirety once it is translated for any issues. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!

This week my teaser is from Benny and the Bank Robber by Mary C. Findley. It is for little bit of a younger crowd than I often read, maybe 9-10 year olds or so. Very good so far. It keeps a fairly light mood, even despite some of the rather grim subject matter.

“Thanking God for the food,” Benny answered.

“You better thank me for the food, Sonny,” snorted Mr. Clancy, “And thank me that you’re even alive. I wish I had the nerve to cut your throat…”

Mary C. Findley, Benny and the Bank Robber

Ten-year-old Benny found the drunken cart driver who caused his father’s death, but he’s got bigger mysteries to solve. A long, sharp knife, a bag of disguises and a savage black stallion don’t reassure Benny about his traveling companion to frontier Missouri. Still, Benny can’t shake the Scripture’s promise that God “will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”


  1. Michele @ A Belle's Tales says

    Oh my goodness, what a tease! Poor Benny! Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my Teaser. Happy Reading 🙂

  2. Sounds like an interesting read, I like the cover a lot.
    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday
    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  3. Hi,

    First of all, thanks for stopping by Fiction Books earlier today, it is good to meet you.

    I had thought that 9-10 might be a little bit young for this one, however as a mother yourself, I shall bow to your superior knowledge.

    Great teaser lines, although Mr. Clancy doesn’t sound like the ideal travelling companion, especially as he obviously carries a knife.

    I see that this is the first book in a series which might also put me off a little, as following a series isn’t exact;y one of my strong points!

    The author sounds like such an interesting person, although travelling around the Country in a tractor trailer, just wouldn’t be my kind of thing at all.

    I hope that you enjoy the book,


  4. May have to read this!

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