Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (17)

Time to tease! 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 teaser this week:

Dead eyes.

Ryan could think of no other way to describe them. Except maybe dead eyes staring back, if something dead could stare. Did eyes actually die? Or did they just stop working when the heart stopped beating and the brain synapses stopped telling them to see? She should have paid more attention in biology. Or was it chemistry?

Jamalaya Justice by Holli Castillo, page 7, Oak Tree Press

Summary from Goodreads:

When the body of a hooker is discovered in a crackhouse, New Orleans prosecutor Ryan Murphy refuses to let the case languish into yet another unsolved homicide. She has a connection to the victim and won't back down until the murder is solved, even if it means insinuating herself into the investigation. And if she hides her involvement from her detective boyfriend, it's only because he's busy working late nights on a secret case of his own.

When Ryan isn't hounding the homicide detective for information or investigating the murder behind his back, she's juggling her Strike Force cases, including a four-victim mob hit, a nasty domestic violence assault, and the armed robbery of a strip club.

At first, Ryan's only concern is getting justice for her victims. By the time the weekend ends, she'll settle for staying alive.

Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Jambalaya Justice is the second in the Crescent City Mystery Series.

About the Author:
Holli Castillo is a criminal appellate public defender and a former New Orleans prosecutor. She was born and raised in New Orleans, and lives in the metropolitan area with her husband and two children.

Happy reading!


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