Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Fatal Brushstroke by Sybil Johnson


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.
Published November 18, 2014
by Henery Press
This week's teaser is from Fatal Brushstroke by Sybil Johnson, Book #1 in the Aurora Anderson Mystery series.

Rory wasn't normally superstitious, but after everything that had happened, she wasn't taking any chances. Since she couldn't remember which shoulder would ward off bad luck, she tossed a pinch of salt over each one, then washed the tile floor, starting with the area where the white grains had spilled. (p.11)

Synopsis from Goodreads.com
A dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep…

Computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn’t envision finding either when she steps outside to investigate the frenzied yipping coming from her own backyard. After all, she lives in Vista Beach, a quiet California beach community where violent crime is rare and murder even rarer.

Suspicion falls on Rory when the body buried in her flowerbed turns out to be someone she knows—her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet. Just two weekends before, Rory attended one of Hester’s weekend painting seminars, an unpleasant experience she vowed never to repeat. As evidence piles up against Rory, she embarks on a quest to identify the killer and clear her name. Can Rory unearth the truth before she encounters her own brush with death?
 

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