Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday, March 15

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
- Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

My teaser this week is from Kiss Her Goodbye by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins.  It's my first Mike Hammer novel in years and it's a blast -- a big change from a lot of what I've been reading lately but welcome now that Boston is all grimy and dirty, post-snow.

On my way out, Bing asked, "You gonna be a regular again?"
"Long as I'm in town."
"What does that mean? A vacation's one thing, Mike, but you belong in the city."
"Not anymore."
A knowing grin creased his face.  "Balls.  Guys like you can't escape the city.  Hell, you a got a blood contract with this place.  You're married to the old girl."
I grunted.  "I'm about ready to kiss her goodbye."
He just shook his head.  "Never happen."
"Think not?"
"Naw, Mike, never.  You forgot to sign a prenup."


  1. Very interesting exchange! I wonder if he really can kiss her goodbye?

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays_15.html

  2. Great teaser! From that exchange, this sounds like a fun read. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Mickey Spillane is a name I have heard bandied about for ages, but have never read one of his books. This was a wonderful teaser, and has me curious to try something by the author. Thanks for sharing that great quote!

  4. lol - Great teaser! You can see mine here.

  5. that teaser really gives you a feel for Mike Hammer novels, great choice!
    Hope you enjoy it and that some sun melts the rest of the Boston snow :)