Feb 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays #4

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

"The first item to emerge from the door was a morocco traveling boot studded with silver nails, which was followed by a prosperous-looking youthful gentleman sporting a bushy mustache that suited his fresh-faced complexion remarkably badly, a Tyrolean hat with a feather, and a broad Alpine cloak. The young man leapt down to the pavement in sprightly fashion, glanced around him at the quiet, entirely unremark able little street, and fixed his agitated gaze on the hotel, a rather unprepossessing four-story detached structure in the Georgian style that had clearly seen better times."
 "The Winter Queen"
Boris Akunin


  1. How do you like it this one? is it something like historical..?the title sounds intriguing.. =p

  2. Yeah, it's set in 1876 in Russia. It's with a young detective Erast Fandorin. I just started it, read only about 30 pages, but I like it & the teaser is from somewhere around 100th page. I'll write what I think about it when I finish it! ^_^

  3. Oh this one sounds wonderful and thanks for the extra info. I love books set in Russia. My TT is here

  4. Stunning prose, excellent choice for a teaser. I shall be adding this novel to my list. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-schooled-in-lies.html

  5. Great description... sounds interesting.

  6. I love how descriptive this is. Great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. Looks interesting! I love the atmosphere.

    Thanks for dropping by my teaser!

  8. Sounds interesting and I like the cover.

  9. I don't know if I would have been interested in this book just from reading the back cover but your teaser sounds so good! I'll have to look for this title!