Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.
Anyone can participate. just do the following.
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

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"It was  nice to have a place to run to, but the location of the cottage meant I was only a stone's throw away from the home I had shared with David. I know this because I've thrown stones at it a time or two." Mattie Winston, our sleuth/heroine, is speaking as part of the recap before the action in this book starts. at location 55 on my Kindle.

Mattie Winston, once an ER nurse then an OR nurse, is now an assistant to the Coroner. As part of her job, she is required to look into causes of death. The setting for the mystery is small town Sorenson, Wisconsin. 

The synopsis from Goodreads.com:
Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her. But one thing's certain, she'd better start figuring things out fast, or a deadly perpetrator could be subtracting two more victims from the population of Sorenson, Wisconsin.

 I'm beyond location 55 now and I am still enjoying the book. What's your teaser this week? Leave it or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds like a great addition (*cough cough* unintentional reference to the math teacher in the plot;)) to the wonderful genre of mystery/crime! I like when there's a ticking clock on solving the crimes:)
    Great post!:D
    Maya @ anotheronceuponatime

  2. A barbeque fork to the heart - yep, that would do it. LOL

    Sounds like a good read.