Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Three Bags Full

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann p. 18
"Then they gathered in front of the steps of the caravan, and George read to them. Sometimes from a fairy tale which told them how dew falls on the meadows; sometimes from a book about the diseases of sheep, which scared them; once from a detective story, which they didn't understand. George probably didn't understand it either, because he threw the book away when he was halfway through it, and they never did find out who the murderer was."
What a wonderfully eccentric shepherd George was, reading to his sheep! He mostly read romances starring woman invariably named Pamela. It's good he read them the mystery though, even though he didn't finish it, because after he is murdered, the sheep know what clues are and what murder is, and so they decide to suss out who his murderer is on their own. This book is hilarious and I've read bits out loud to three people now as I just can't keep it to myself!

7 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Love the title, the cover and the teaser!

Teaser Tuesady: Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd

Bev Hankins said...

What an interesting take on the detective story. It sounds like it would be really funny!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays.html

Mad Scientist said...

What a cover and title. *giggle*

Nice Tease... I have two available right now.
I'm doing the teaser hop... no one has stopped by my blog yet so I pulled out my best walking gown and lovely gold slippers to stroll along the path to knock on some blog doors and stop for a chat and spot of tea.

I really like your teaser :)

I have a now have an Igor working for me at Mad Steampunkery & Book Reviews, & I currently have a giveaway that will end on the 10th.

Mad Scientist
http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

Alice Audrey said...

Hard to imagine that sheep can be that smart.

Jo said...

I thought this book was so funny and clever! Nice teaser!

Mystica said...

Love mystery detective stories.

My own post is up and also my first giveaway. Would appreciate a visit

Lori said...

LOL, great teaser and cove. I hope that you are enjoying your book. Check out My Teaser for Tuesday.