onsdag den 12. august 2009

DJ´s Bait in the Box # 28

[This wonderful box belongs to Julia, A Piece of My Mind]

This British thriller is a debut – it has not been translated into Danish.

“Moving my fingers gently I could feel the bone structure beneath the skin, a callus on the little toe and a patch of rough skin under the heel. Real after all, but stained a rich, dark brown by the peat.

The foot was a little smaller than my own and the nails had been manicured. The ankle was slender. I´d found a woman. I guessed she would have been young, in her twenties or early thirties.


I looked up at the rest of the linen-wrapped body. At the spot where I knew the chest would be was a large patch, roughly circular in shape and about fourteen inches in diameter, where the linen changed colour, becoming darker, almost black.”


The Rules:
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will be reviewed on Friday as usual.

14 kommentarer:

Uriah Robinson sagde ...

Scottish female writer???

R. T. sagde ...

But it seems so medieval.

Dorte H sagde ...

Norman: Well, if I say related to Scotland ...

R.T. You are right :D

R. T. sagde ...

And it seems so sectarian or clerical or brotherly.

R. T. sagde ...

On the other hand, I sense a sacrifice. This last came to me like a bolt out of the blue. :-)

Dorte H sagde ...

R.T. Out of the blue? - or out of the peat? ;)

R. T. sagde ...

Indeed, and "that was when I screamed" and So Just Bolted out of there.

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

I'll admit, I don't have a clue! But it's a great teaser for the review, Dorte. I'll be sure to check back in on Friday for the answer and your review of the mystery book.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

oooh oooh I know this one too (that's Bernadette 2, Dorte 26 so it's not like I'm catching up). Is she Scottish? Not sure - but the book featured the burying of a horse...a thing I'd never considered until reading the book but have pondered often since then. One of those great books about a remote location (that makes me glad I live in the city and only have to visit such places in my reading)

Dorte H sagde ...

R.T.: I have a feeling we do not quite agree on this one :D

Elizabeth: good to have new participants in my little game. And I admit that if you haven´t read the book, you don´t have many chances.

Bernadette: if you look at it percentwise, you have doubled your score this week :O

lilly sagde ...

Yet again, I have no clue about the book. But this little piece sounds intriguing enough to make me want to go back and check what this book is.
And as usual I love the box.

Dorte H sagde ...

Lilly; as far as I know you, I think you´d enjoy this one very much.

R. T. sagde ...

Dorte . . . I have a feeling you've misunderstood my responses. With the book under consideration in front of me, the quoted excerpt you have cited stands out boldly. But, I'll wait until tomorrow to see what you're really up to with this one.

Dorte H sagde ...

R.T.: I may have - the bait in the box is just a game though, and I don´t take it too seriously what people say. So let us see when I review the book later today :D