We finally made it to a week out from the Secrets in Death release and you know what that means: teaser time! Are you doing ok? Did you at least enjoy the summer (winter in the southern hemisphere) or wish it away? Is it mean to say I had to reread Secrets to come up with teasers? Probably. But I only speak the truth. 🙂
As always these are gentle teasers, no plot reveals, no mystery solved, just little nuggets to be on the lookout for. I’ll post one a day through Thursday and update with the date. Comments are absolutely welcome, spoilers are not.
And here we go:
Monday, August 28
After Eve contemplates small humans in smaller spaces, she ponders the puzzle of human conversation recorded for entertainment.
Tuesday, August 29
Before I post this one, I just have to comment that the majority of guesses guesses yesterday were way off the mark. Way off. Off enough that I had to quell the Cranky Publicist from replying– except once. And now, Teaser #2:
Roarke and Summerset have a “well done, grasshopper” moment before images of Summerset nearly ruin a pie moment. Oh and Scary Roarke may have met his match.
Wednesday, August 30
In which we learn Peabody has a fishing face, Kyung is as devious as he is diplomatic (aka not an asshole) and Trina gives good threats.
Cranky Publicist note: I’m working from the beach right now, the worst possible place to feel cranky. But that’s how I feel — frustrated by all the guesses/reader wishes that center around procreation. As I mention at the top, these are not spoilers, they are teasers. Nuggets to look for — like the Easter eggs in Disney movies — as we move toward Eve solving the case. They seem cryptic now, but should make sense in context.
For me, any changes for characters — whether it’s expanding what we know about them or new directions for them — constitute spoilers and I’m not about to give anything like that away in these posts. I think that’s part of the fun of reading a series like the In Deaths, letting the major changes/shifts come in without warning.
We’ve got posts everywhere on this blog about no babies so please stop guessing that — for anyone. Please read the answers Nora’s given for 22 years in our Index O’Answers. Take your guesses outside the box and then see how they match up with the real thing.
And now, today’s teaser:
Good TV/vid will always have loyal fans, Peabody included. Roarke takes a linguistic journey to a youthful memory.
In a change of pace, a bonus quote:
“You were born to be a cop, and I was born to be something else entirely. I’d likely still be that, in only small ways that entertained me, if not for you. You finished the process, we’ll say.” Roarke
PS From Weary Nora*:
Laura and I really want these little bits from upcoming books to be fun for you guys. We want them to be fun for us, too. And honestly, truly, sincerely, the continued barrage of baby, baby, baby, babysitting, pregnancy eats away at the fun for us.
I honestly don’t know how I can make it more clear. IF–and that’s a very enormous if–if, if, if, Eve ever gets pregnant in the series it will be because I’ve decided it’s time to wrap it up. It will be the end. The end. I’m NEVER going to change my mind on this, as I’ve already stated countless times. I made this decision when I started the series, for all the reasons I’ve laid out before.
Someone else, at some point, MAY have a baby. But Laura certainly wouldn’t give that away on the blog. NO ONE is having a baby in Secrets. No one is pregnant. No one is babysitting.
The series is about murder and investigation, and yes, relationships. It has some humor, but the series is NOT a romantic comedy, and never will be.
I really hope you enjoy Secrets In Death. When you read it, I think you’ll see just how clever Laura’s little teases have been.
*Trademark pending 🙂