Teaser Tuesday #212 ~ The House On Devil’s Bar

Posted: July 11, 2017 in Mystery, New Release, Teaser Tuesdays
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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker.

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 House On Devil’s Bar

The Linn House Mysteries #1

by Jessie McAlan




Genre: Mystery

 My teaser from 54% in the eBook.

“I’m blessed with the type of personality that most everyone’s attracted to. Natural charisma.”

“I’ve noticed how mosquitoes buzz around you.”

This is some fun back and forth between Rona and her ex-husband Johnny.

I’m really enjoying this. It’s steeped on southern country living and rolls along at it’s own pace. One I easily get lost in.


Read on if you want to know more.


The police verdict of a woman’s accidental drowning in the Mississippi River does more than set tongues wagging in the small Missouri town of Klim; it starts a flood of cancellations that threaten to sink Rona Murray’s bakery and events business. And blacken her good name. Determined to save both, she starts her own investigation to prove she and her property are blameless. Barbara Lindborg had stopped by Linn House to consider renting it for a party. Yet, when Rona returned from accepting a delivery, the woman had vanished.
Rona’s preliminary search for Barbara yields nothing more than suggestive footprints on the Bar. Did the woman accidentally fall into the river? Was she pushed – and if so, why? A later hunt reveals Barbara’s cell phone in the woods. How did it get halfway up the hill if the woman drowned a hundred feet below? The phone’s camera holds snaps of Klim, its residents, and the Bar. Do any of these hold a clue to her death? Or did her and Rona’s earlier conversation about history and treasure have a different meaning?
Suspects and motives pop up like bubbles in yeast. Is Matt, an employee, still bitter about his and Barbara’s divorce? What about Rona’s own ex, Johnny? Is he trying to drive her out of business, or is his current girlfriend, Crystal, jealous of their relationship and trying to eliminate the competition by framing Rona for Barbara’s death? A bit like calling the kettle black, for Crystal seems very friendly with Frank, the bad boy neighbor. Frank isn’t lily-white, either. He dislikes Rona; is he behind the pranks on her property or mixed up in Barbara’s death? It isn’t until Rona’s life is threatened one stormy night that she learns the killer’s identity and her true feelings about Johnny.



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  1. sjhigbee says:

    What a delightful piece of snark:)). This one sounds interesting and I LOVE that cover, so atmospheric and slightly creepy… I hope you enjoy reading it – and many thanks for dropping in, Laura:)

  2. Love that cover and great tease. I forgot my TT….again.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. Sounds like a captivating mystery. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. mysm2000 says:

    Sounds like a mystery right up my alley. Hope you’re enjoying it.

  5. Hi Lauara,

    Yet another great new author and book for my list, although your character in the first teaser segment really does seem a bit too full of themselves.

    Charisma and confidence are traits which I myself am sadly lacking and which any credible police officer or amatuer sleuth needs to nail their suspect!

    Thanks for sharing and ‘Happy Reading’ :)


    • fuonlyknew says:

      You’d have to read more banter between these too. Then you’d get the arrogance. And we can all use a dose of confidence when so much beats us down.

  6. Sounds like a good one! :)

  7. ljennison says:

    Sounds like a good read. I’d definitely read on. Thanks for coming by!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      There’s just something about this author’s writing. I hope I can express my enjoyment in my review.

  8. Sounds good! I love bantering. I’ll have to check this one out. Thank you for sharing & for stopping by my blog. :-)

  9. Kym Thorpe says:

    Probably not my style, but I love the witty exchange you shared for the Teaser! Thanks for visiting mine this week.

  10. That teaser is too funny! Sounds like a great read!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It was one of those books that just doesn’t let you go even though there’s not much action. I’m reviewing it this coming week.