Welcome to another Tuesday Sparks, in which creative energy flies and we celebrate with tempting passages from our reads.  Should Be Reading hosts this event, and here’s how it works:

  • 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.

Today I’m spotlighting one of this week’s reads, Dumpster Dying, by Lesley A. Diehl.

Emily Rhodes came to rural Florida for the cowboys, the cattle, and to do a little country two-step, not to fall head first onto a dead body in a dumpster. Ah, the golden years of retirement in the sunshine state. They’re more like pot metal to Emily Rhodes, who discovers the body of the county’s wealthiest rancher in the Big Lake Country Club dumpster. With her close friend accused of the murder, Emily sets aside her grief at her life partner’s death to find the real killer. She underestimates the obstacles rural Florida can set up for a winter visitor and runs afoul of a local judge with his own version of justice, hires a lawyer who works out of a retirement home, and flees wild fires — hand-in-hand with the man she believes to be the killer.


Teaser:  Before Emily could reply, a woman with more brassy blonde hair than head to hold it all rushed through the door.  Buried beneath all that big “do” were small features, her mouth accentuated by bright coral lipstick.


I’ve got a very complete picture of the woman.  Don’t you?  Now I wonder who she is and how she figures in this story.

What about you?  What tidbits did you find today?  Come on by and share….

44 thoughts on “TUESDAY SPARKS — TEASIN’ — OCT. 18

  1. That is a really descriptive teaser. Paints a picture of an interesting woman, to say the least. And coral lipstick. Huh… I love the title of this one. Hope the book is as entertaining as it sounds like it might be.

    Happy reading! And thanks for stopping by and sharing your teaser with me on My Reading Pile.


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