Tuesday 8 March 2016

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #9 - "Skullduggery Pleasant" by Derek Landy

Every Tuesday Diane @ Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly meme called First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Basically, this is when you share the first and maybe the second paragraph of the book you are currently reading or want to read soon.

Teaser Tuesdays is a meme hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm, where I need to open a book to a random page and pick two spoiler-free sentences.

• 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!

So I have recently stocked up on books from the library along with my friends and they really recommended this book to me. Their exact words were: "The sass is strong with this one." *gives book to me* :D

One - Stephanie
Gordon Edgley's sudden death came as a shock to everyone - not least himself. One moment he was in his study, seven words into the twenty-fifth sentence of the final chapter of his new book, And the Darkness Rained upon Them, and the next he was dead.  A tragic loss,  his mind echoes numbly as he slipped away.
The funeral was attended by family and acquaintances but not many friends. Gordon hadn't been a well-liked figure in the publishing world, for although the books he wrote - tales of horror and magic and wonder - regularly reared their heads in the bestseller lists, he had the disquieting habit of insulting people without realizing it, then laughing at their shock. It was at Gordon's funeral, however, that Stephanie Edgley first caught sight of the gentleman in the tan overcoat.

"No, Mum, I'm... I'm reading the dictionary."
Even the brief silence from the other end of the phone was skeptical. "The dictionary?" her mother said. "Really?"
"Yeah," Stephanie said. "Did you know that popple is a word?"

What do you think? Would you read it?


  1. Okay, you have definitely piqued my interest with this one, even though it's not my usual read. I like his thoughts as he slips away.

    Here's mine: “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

  2. Gordon sounds like quite a character. I'd keep reading!

  3. I'm intrigued to say the least :)

  4. I think this sounds fun. And love that teaser about the dictionary. LOL