Teaser Tuesday Double-Header!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

One of my ARC readers for Pursued by the Past (being released soon!) commented how much my main character reminded her of the main character in Murder with Peacocks, by Donna Andrews. So I have borrowed her copy, and it is quite funny how similar the characters are, particularly in their relationships with their mothers.

So I thought I would give you a teaser from both! First, Murder with Peacocks:

“Well, that’s settled,” Mother said, as Pam and I began clearing the dishes. “Tomorrow morning you’ll go down to Mrs. Waterston’s shop and make sure everything is going well.”

Donna Andrews, Murder with Peacocks

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Three Weddings…And a Murder

So far Meg Langslow’s summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she’s maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones–each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the law. Only help from the town’s drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors.

And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Souther hospitality is strained to the limit by an offenseive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests’ closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she’s found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents–some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg’s to-do list extends from flower arragements and bridal registries to catching a killer–before the next catered event is her own funeral…

And a bonus teaser from Pursued by the Past:

“Lydia didn’t want me to be upset when I heard. She didn’t want me to be surprised and be upset with you and make things tense. Are you going to meet her? You should.”

P.D. Workman, Pursued by the Past

twitter pursuedVanna had a good life. She had her challenges—like her mother’s high expectations of her—but all in all, she had a job she enjoyed, a fun hobby and friends. She didn’t need any complications.

But that all changed shortly after trying to break things off with Tino. The phone calls with no one on the other end. Anonymous gifts. Someone moving things around in her bedroom.

A restraining order changed nothing. If anything, it caused things to escalate. If Vanna wants her life back, she will have to take things into her own hands.



  1. Both books sound delightful! I especially like the Virginia setting in Murder With Peacocks. Sounds like it could be funny too.
    My Tuesday post features Shadow of the Hawk.

  2. Yea, mysteries! Yours looks deliciously creepy.
    Mine this week is also a mystery: http://wp.me/pZnGI-ps

  3. Both are good. I think I’d really like the first book.

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