Teaser Tuesday #166 ~ The Madonna Of Notre Dame

Posted: August 16, 2016 in Mystery, Teaser Tuesdays
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat.

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 for this week is from

The Madonna Of Notre Dame

by Alexis Ragougneau

Translated by Katherine Gregor



Genre: Mystery

My teaser from page 48 in the paperback.

“You know, if I don’t have my little priest to talk to, I bottle up my anger and start hitting my pals in the cafeteria. Over nothing. Over a piece of bread. Just to kill time. It’s the survival of the fittest, and the fittest isn’t always the most clever one or, as you’d say, the most Christian.”


Read on if you want to know more.


Fifty thousand believers and photo-hungry tourists jam into Notre Dame Cathedral on August 15 to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The next morning, a stunningly beautiful young woman clothed all in white kneels at prayer in a cathedral side chapel. But when an American tourist accidentally bumps against her, her body collapses. She has been murdered: the autopsy reveals disturbing details. Police investigators and priests search for the killer as they discover other truths about guilt and redemption in this soaring Paris refuge for the lost, the damned, and the saved. The suspect is a disturbed young man obsessed with the Virgin Mary who spends his days hallucinating in front of a Madonna. But someone else knows the true killer of the white-clad daughter of Algerian immigrants. This thrilling novel illuminates shadowy corners of the world’s most famous cathedral, shedding light on good and evil with suspense, compassion and wry humor.



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  1. sjhigbee says:

    This one looks great fun… It’s been a while since I read anything set in Paris. Are you enjoying it? My TT this week isn’t exactly fun, but I’m finding it a gripping read…

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds intriguing. My teaser this week comes from Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton. Happy reading!

  3. Hope it’s a good one. I am not real keen on the cover so I would have probably passed it on, so look forward to finding out if I shouldn’t. :)

  4. ljennison says:

    Good teasers. And I like the synopsis. Putting it on my TBR. Thanks for sharing it!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s not a long read and I plan to finish it this weekend. Hopefully while sitting out by the pool:)

  5. Keeana Reads says:

    I’m absolutely in love with this teaser, I might just add it to my TBR list later. Here’s mine https://keeanareads.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/teaser-tuesday-august-16-2016/

  6. thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to read it myself. here is my own teaser: https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/08/16/teaser-tuesday-august-16-2016/

  7. Vicki says:

    I think I’d enjoy this book, I hope you do!

  8. Sounds so intense! Great cover, too. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “LEAVE ME”

  9. Alice Audrey says:

    I would think clever would help. though.

  10. Candid Cover says:

    This book does sound like it is quite thrilling! I noticed that it has been translated, so that also adds an element of intrigue for me. I hope that you enjoy this one! :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve read a few translated books and all of them were good. This sounds like quite a mystery.

  11. Sounds pretty good! Hope you are enjoying it!

  12. Eustacia Tan says:

    Sounds extremely intriguing! Hope you’re enjoying the book(:

  13. Didn’t have a chance to do TT this week. Will be back next week. This does sound like a good one.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  14. Naomi Hop says:

    I hope you enjoyed this one Laura! Thanks for the tease!

  15. I’m intrigued! This sounds really good. Did you end up liking it, Laura?

  16. True, though it sucks :) Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!