Tuesday Teaser: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Here are the rules:
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc
Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
After her romantic idyll with the debonair Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse culminates in a marriage proposal, Pru Parke sets about arranging their nuptials while diving into a short-term gig at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. At hand is the authentication of a journal purportedly penned by eighteenth-century botanist and explorer Archibald Menzies. Compared to the chaos of wedding planning, studying the journal is an agreeable task . . . that is, until a search for a missing cat leads to the discovery of a dead body: One of Pru’s colleagues has been conked on the head with a rock and dumped from a bridge into the Water of Leith.
Pru can’t help wondering if the murder has something to do with the Menzies diary. Is the killer covering up a forgery? Among the police’s many suspects are a fallen aristocrat turned furniture maker, Pru’s overly solicitous assistant, even Pru herself. Now, in the midst of sheer torture by the likes of flamboyant wedding dress designers and eccentric church organists, Pru must also uncover the work of a sly murderer—unless this bride wants to walk down the aisle in handcuffs.
Teaser comes from 23% of the eARC on my kindle fire.
A man came out of the glasshouse pushing a cart with the lemon tree, now potless. “What happened there?” Murdo asked.
Pru told him. “Someone had been working on the catwalk inside, and hadn’t put it back to rights. The pot fell-Iain and I were right there. It was an accident.”
Murdo’s face grew red. “What were you doing in there with Blackwell?”
For a moment, surprised at his indignation, Pru wondered the same thing. “It’s my project, Murdo,” she said, shaking her head. “There’s no escape from it.”
Sounds like someone (maybe Murdo) was trying to make someone have an “accident”. If I was to guess, I am going to say that Iain is going to end up the murder victim, he is atrocious! Horrible man! I guess I will find out soon. 🙂