Monday, March 18, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - The Monday Night Needlework & Murder Guild

The Monday Night Needlework & Murder Guild


Teaser Tuesday again and that means more introductions to good books for my Kindle. What a treat! 

I've just started reading 
THE MONDAY NIGHT NEEDLEWORK & MURDER GUILD by Kathleen Valentine, and I'm loving the author's voice. I think you'll see what I mean in today's excerpt. Retired school teacher Miss Cecelia McGill is narrating.


TEASER:
Eulalia was the sort of woman who needed a man, that was obvious. Poor Edgar barely had time to cool off properly before she flew to Sweden and spent a chunk of his fortune having all her body parts put back where they were when she nailed him.
(From 20% on my Kindle)

Title: The Monday Night Needlework & Murder Guild
Author: Kathleen Valentine
Novella Length: 99 Pages
Amazon Link: HERE

Goodreads Synopsis:
Over fifty years ago Miss Serena Pitts founded The Monday Night Needlework and Murder Guild in the town of Pitts Crossing, Massachusetts. Members got together every week to share cookies and gossip while they did their needlework and discussed the latest murder mysteries. But when an unscrupulous lothario starts seducing and fleecing some of its members, the guild begins falling apart. That is until retired teacher, Miss Cecelia McGill, decides this cannot go on. With a blend of small town charm, dark comedy, and psychological suspense, Kathleen Valentine has created a "whydunnit" featuring a heroine readers will find hard to forget.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! 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
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.



44 comments:

  1. ooh sounds like a very entertaining read!
    trish - my teaser

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    1. So far it's really funny, and Miss Cecelia is a fascinating character.

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  2. Sounds fascinating! Might have to add this one to my ever-growing list of TBRs.

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    1. It's a short one, Ruth. Just 99 pages. It'll make you smile.

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  3. I wonder what he did to spurn her actions...... great teaser!

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    1. Since we're limited to two sentences, I couldn't add the previous one -- which let you know Poor Edgar had died! That's why he cooled off.

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  4. Sounds like it's loaded with humor. My teaser: Frost Burned

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  5. Sounds like quite a read! My teaser come from Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott.

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  6. This book sounds like a great read. I love the teaser and concept.


    Visit my TT post.

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  7. Oh, that's sounds interesting but quite unusual to me! I hope you're liking the book, Sandy!

    Thank you for sharing!

    My Teaser Tuesday post.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  8. Oooh, I'm loving the sound of this one! I adore those clubs that come together for a purpose, like needlework, and then evolve into much more. Exciting things come about. Mysteries, or even just interesting gossip.

    Reminds me of the sewing circles my mother attended...and I tagged along to see what I could learn...lol

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I'm enjoying all the characters in this story, especially Cecelia. It's a fun story.

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  9. Sandy, thank you SO much for selecting my novella! I love my Miss Cece - she's what we, in New England, call a "wicked pissah." I didn't know about Teaser Tuesday but I will definitely participate next week. Thanks again.

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    1. I love that term - "wicked pissah." It definitely describes Cecelia. I'm having a great time reading this book.

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  10. I'm already loving Cecelia :)

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  11. Murder mysteries are the best!! This sounds pretty cool! TBR!

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    1. I love murder mysteries too, especially cozies.

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  12. Sounds like a very fun Agatha Christie-esque read. or as ms Valentine might say, 'wicked good'.

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    1. You're right! Good plot, good characters, lots of humor.

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  13. I am very tempted by the teaser and summary!

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  14. Love your teaser lol, must look into this one.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/teaser-tuesday_19.html

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  15. That's a really cute teaser. I would have been all over that back in the day when my primary reading was adult mysteries. Thanks for visiting my TT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  16. This sounds like a fascinating book. The cover is great, too. I wonder what town in MA the setting is inspired by. I've lived in MA my whole life.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Cheryl, Pitts Crossing is sort of a cross between Pride's Crossing and Marblehead. (I live in Gloucester.)

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  17. My first thought: What happened here? Ha ha. It sounds very interesting.
    My Teaser from Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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  18. Nice tease! Haven't heard of this one! Thanks for visiting my teaser!

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  19. My thoughts were "huh? what the bleep!?!?!" hahaha Great tease!! Haven't heard of this one before! I hope you enjoy it.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting today! 8)

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

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  20. Great Tease, and it sounds like it might be the beginning of a great series, too! Thanks for stopping by SunnyReads!
    http://sunnyreads.blogspot.com/

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  21. Aw. Poor Edgar. Hopefully things will look up for him. Interesting teaser. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. The problem with these two-sentence posts is that you can't tell much. Poor Edgar is dead so there's not much help for him!

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  22. This sounds like a really fun read! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by! Happy Reading :D

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  23. I love cross stitch, but at first this sounded old ladyish. Then I read the part about getting nailed and decided it wasn't old ladyish after all. LOL! Quite unexpected but enjoyable!

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  24. HA! This sounds like a fun one!

    Thanks for stopping my teaser!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  25. This is a case where the cover is deceptively innocent-looking, but the book sounds like it has some bite.

    Thanks for visiting!
    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

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  26. LOL That's a great tease :D Thank you so much for visiting my TT. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  27. Ummmm...what?!

    Lol, thanks for stopping by :)

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  28. There's obviously humor in this one. I think I'd like it.

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  29. Poor guy doesn't know, what hit him. ;)
    Enjoy your read and thanks for stopping by our blog!

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  30. Definitely an interesting teaser. I wish I could take his money and go to Sweden lol. Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

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  31. Great teaser! This one made me LOL. Thanks for sharing!

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