Teaser Tuesday: An Iron Rose by Peter Temple

Tuesday Teaser is great meme hosted by Should Be Reading and is a great way to find out about new books.Here are the guidelines: 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!

An Iron Rose by Peter Temple

I chose to read this book in honour of Temple winning the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first crime novel to win. Although it might seem like this teaser contains spoilers, it doesn't. Here is the teaser:
"Ned had parked within two hundred metres of Dr Barbie's consulting rooms. Two days later, Ned was dead. Hanged. Two days after that, Dr Barbie was dead. Hanged.
The wind was coming up, moaning in the chimney, sound like a faraway wolf. The dog and I went out to the office in search of a telephone number I hadn't used in years."
The style is very spare. Short, sharp sentences. It was a bit annoying at first, but I am used to it now and I am really getting to the mystery.

16 comments

  1. This sounds like a really good book that I would enjoy. Thanks for the great teaser.

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  2. What is Ned & Dr Barbie's relationship ? Why were they both murdered and with the same method ? Interesting.

    Mine's here.

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  3. Dr. Barbie is cracking me up, lol. I like crime novels will look out for your review.

    My teaser

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-horns-by-joe-hill.html

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  4. Dr Barbie is funny. Great Teaser.

    I have not read this one, but I loved Truth. I have half read The Broken Shore by Temple but it is not as gripping as Truth, for me. I really look forward to reading your review of An Iron Rose :)

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  5. I forgot, here is my Teaser this week from "Bliss" by Peter Carey.

    http://melbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/2010/06/teaser-tuesday-29-june-bliss-by-peter.html

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  6. Ooh was a great teaser. I want to read more of that. TBR pile, to be sure!

    Here's mine: http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/

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  7. Interesting, I wonder why they were hanged, and who he was going to phone...
    Mine is here: http://bookreviews.me.uk/teaser-tuesday-29th-june/

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  8. I borrowed a Peter Temple novel a while ago but never read it. I should give him a proper go!

    My teaser this week is from a YA fantasy novel.

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  9. Sometimes that style of writing packs more of a punch than long flowery sentences. Great teaser!
    Here is my teaser and review. Have a great week and happy reading.

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  10. Great teaser, very suspenseful! Mine are at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. Sounds interesting. Haven't heard of this author before, but I'll have to see if I can find some of his books. Great teaser!

    Here’s my teaser from Damaged.

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  12. Well, that's definitely a mystery. I hope the narrator and the dog make it through safe and sound. Nice teaser!

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

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  13. Uh, that sounds intriguing, like a really good mystery! :) Hope you´re enjoying it!

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  14. This sounds very mysterious...and intriguing.

    Here's mine:

    http://snowconnections.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/teaser-tuesdays-4/

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