Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday Updated: Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can participate, just do the following:
  • Grab your current read and open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and the author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.
Expected publication: April 7, 2015
by Purple Panda Press

Never mind, he thought as PC Lucy shooed him and Mrs. Eldridge back out the way they had come. There was always Mushroom Liberation Plan B.

He is Chef Maurice. PC Lucy is the local police. Mrs. Eldridge is the neighbor of the man "missing vital signs." This teaser is from 3% on my Kindle.

This book is the first in a new series, the Chef Maurice Culinary Mysteries by J.A. Lang. Goodreads.com has a nice synopsis of this book that further evidences the humor.
“They say one should never trust a thin chef. By this measure, Chef Maurice was very trustworthy indeed.” It’s autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion. Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery—he’s missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village. Soon, Chef Maurice is up to his nose in some seriously rotten business—complete with threatening notes, a pignapping, and an extremely well-catered stake-out. Can he solve Ollie’s murder before his home-made investigation brings the killer out for second helpings?
BONUS: Teaser from the short story "Chef Maurice and the Rather Fishy Tale". The short story is available for a limited time on Amazon.com for free.

"Oui, Chef, there's always the gruyere."
Chef Maurice fancied he heard a hint of sarcasm in his sous-chef's last comment. It was a puzzlement to him how Patrick could possibly find fault with the forty-kilo wheel of cheese currently dominating the tiny walk-in fridge- both in terms of mass and lingering smell.
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Then there was that incident when a slamming door had dislodged the wheel from its perch above Patrick's head and nearly caused the restaurant's first cheese-induced fatality. Even so, these were minor quibbles when compared to the truly unsurpassable quality of this fine piece of fromage.

The first teaser is from 7% on my Kindle. The second is from 9%. I couldn't help myself, I had to share both teasers since they were so relevant to each other. And they seem to be a taste of the sense of humor that is ample in this story and series.

What's your teaser this week? Please share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!

15 comments:

  1. Sound interesting, not what I usually go for but I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks. It's a fun read. Hope you're enjoying Awaken by Meg Cabot as well.

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  2. I haven't heard of this book but I love cozy mysteries so I must go check it out! :) Great teaser.

    Stormi
    Tuesday Teaser

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    1. Yes do check it out. It's the first of a new series, but there is a short story that is available in the mean time. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. Sounds like my kind of mystery!! You could link this up to my Weekend Cooking meme next Saturday if you'd like. I always love a good foodie mystery.

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for coming by!

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  4. The humor got me when I might not normally picked this one. Now I have to check it out.

    My Tease

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    1. Yeah the humor is good in this book. Your teaser, The Making of a Gentleman, reminds me in some ways of My Fair Lady, except she is helping him to heal and be the gentleman he was before. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. I love the witty humor and writingstyle! It definitely piqued my interest :)

    My Teaser

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    1. Broken Skies sounds like a good read. I wonder what kind of trouble her independence will get her into. Thanks for coming by!

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    2. I'm just at the beginnings of the prose; I can't wait to find out more :)

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  6. I'm laughing at the cheesy death.... good one!

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  7. I spotted this somewhere recently Really want to read it

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/17/teaser-tuesdays-106-confess-by-colleen-hoover/

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    1. It is good so far. There is a short story available at Amazon now, Chef Maurice and the Rather Fishy Tale. It appears to be free 3/18/15.

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