Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (June 11), Murder under the Microscope

Teaser Tuesday 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!

Murder under the Microscope, by Jane Bennett Munro

The synopsis:

Murder Under the Microscope is a murder mystery set in a small rural hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho. The story is told in the first person by the pathologist, Toni Day, M.D. Toni is not a forensic pathologist, not a medical examiner, and doesn't deal with murder as a rule; but in this story she finds herself not only involved, but accused, and must solve the mystery to keep herself out of jail and not get murdered herself. 

"There was a dead body in my office. It wasn't mine, and I didn't put it there."

 Dr. Antoinette Day, a young and successful pathologist in a small rural hospital, had no idea what she was in for when a beautiful female general surgeon came to the hospital to fill in for a colleague recovering from a heart attack. The newcomer makes Toni's life a living hell while taking every opportunity to discredit her with her other medical colleagues. When the surgeon is conveniently murdered, Toni is the obvious suspect, especially since the body is found in her office. 
Now Toni finds herself in the position of having to solve the murder to keep from being convicted of it herself. The last thing she needs is to have a former boyfriend show up and start stalking her and threatening her husband. Stubbornly, Toni continues to delve into the mysteries surrounding the deceased and soon finds that it's not just her freedom that's at stake, but her life.

The teaser (from page 123):

"Personally, if I was going to kill someone, I would use a neuromuscular blocking agent.  No muss, no fuss -- you just stop breathing and that's it."

The conclusion:

We don't want to make that person mad at us, do we?

Please leave a comment, with a link to your Teaser Tuesday post, or share your teaser here if you don't have a blog.  Thanks for visiting Jane Reads!  



Jessica aGREATread

1 month ago  -  Shared publicly
Nice! The person is saying it so casually. It's a little scary that they've thought of this!

Here's my Teaser

Have a GREAT day!

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Yeah, all calm, cool and collected - LOL.

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Julie Smith

1 month ago  -  Shared publicly
hmmmmm ... the next time I'm considering murdering someone, I'll keep this teaser in mind!  :)

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Andrea King

1 month ago  -  Shared publicly
Oh, awesome teaser. Just stop breathing, you know, no big deal. Ha ha ha!

Here's mine

Oh, I know - EXCEPT, you're conscious but paralyzed - no biggie.  ;)

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