Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Murder in Passy~ Teaser Tuesday


Murder in Passy: An Aimee Leduc Investigation (Aimee Leduc Investigations)


Hosted by MizB at should be reading.

Here's how to play:

*Grab your current read,
*Open to a random page,
*Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page,
*Please no spoilers!
*Share the title and author.

Today's selection is from Cara Black's Murder in Passy (p. 154):

" Drumming her fingers on the round marble-top table of the cafe overlooking Place Victor Hugo, Aimee watched for Irati. The outdoor rattan cafe chairs gleamed like copper in the mid-afternoon light. Sparse brown-leafed plane trees encircled the spurting fountain. Opposite stood Saint Honore d'Eylau, a narrow toffee-colored stone church. Hemingway married one of his wives here, the story went. She had a clear view of the three streets Irati might use to return to her car. 
A traffic light shone green above the PIETONS ATTENTION sign as a rush of pedestrians crossed the zebra crosswalk. 
She answered her phone on the first ring.
'Allo?'"

Some days, I find it's better to get lost in Paris and someone else's fictional drama (and murder and mayhem). I love learning a little about how another author inserts place as character (especially when it's Paris!). And she's got one for just about every arrondissement. Try one. And...see you  in Paris. 


3 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhhh this is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! I need to pull out my novels here...but I was reading Jacques Prévert last night and it was sublime. LOVE! Anita

Red Rose Alley said...

I can start reading now since I got my reading glasses, yaaay. My daughter is a book lover - I wonder if she has heard of this one? I will let her know of it.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

YONKS said...

What a great idea! Now I have to read that book :-).

Thanks for visiting me during the Paris link, glad you enjoyed the post.

Now following you. Great to meet and through such a fun week!
Di
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