Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Birds of a Feather

This is the second book about Maisie Dobbs, in which she is on the case of a disappeared heiress. As with Maisie Dobbs, the case appears fairly straightforward, but turns into something more sinister as we go along. Unfortunately, I'm running into the same problem I did with that book, that Winspear's writing doesn't seem to grab me immediately, but I found this teaser and it intrigues me, so I suspect I'll come around soon.

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Include the title and author.

From Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear, p185:

"Of course his story is that he has several items that are not usually employed by archaeologists, but he uses them for the ooh-ahh effect from the audience of fearless travelers that accompany him. According to Fisher, poking around in a pile of old bones in the sand with the tip of a bayonet keeps the intrepid followers happy and gives them something to talk about at the dinner table when they get back to Britain."

9 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Sounds a bit spooky. The tell me my teaser is scary too. http://bookbirddog.blogspot.com

PopinFresh said...

I like this teaser. I've heard of the book before, but never picked it up. The teaser does make me interested though.

~ Popin

Kaye said...

I really enjoyed the Maisie Dobbs series. Maybe they are a little slow in the buildup but overall, very good. Maybe it's the time frame too I like. Hope it gets better for you.
Have a great week and happy reading. My teaser is here

stacybuckeye said...

Isn't that the way with all of these shows on tv now? Everything must be exciting, even if it's not :) Great teaser.

kiirstin said...

Thanks for commenting, all! I'm settling into the book now. I think I'm just used to fast-paced, plot driven mysteries, and Winspear seems to take things much more slowly, and spend more time on her characters outside of the mystery. Must learn to sit back and relax a little!

Nan said...

I love, I love, I love this series. I like slow and quiet with many details. I love learning about post war life.

Nise' said...

I'm intrigued.

Ladybug said...

I liked the teaser! I've never heard of this series before so I had to look up book nr. 1 at Amazon to find out some more :)

Jenny Girl said...

maybe you just need to read something else for a while. then go back to it.
Teaser is interesting though.