Teaser Tuesday October 11, 2011

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:  The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin

“Well,” said Cadogan, “Was he telling the truth?”
“We might know,” said Fen aggrievedly, as they pushed along the crowded pavement, “if you hadn’t started off by behaving like something out of a mental home.”  page 45
I was in Denver two weeks ago and visited The Tattered Cover.  The Moving Toyshop was labeled as a staff favorite and one of the best examples of the Golden Age of British Mystery.  I was intrigued and purchased it.
It starts when Richard Cadogan goes to Oxford and finds an unlocked Toy Shop.  He goes in and finds a body but when he returns with the police the Toy Shop is gone and in its place is a Grocery Shop.
Sounds like the start to a paranormal but it is just a fun old-fashion mystery.  P.D. James named it one of the five best mysteries of all times.  Set in 1937 The Moving Toyshop was published in 1946. 

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