Friday, January 29, 2010
Book Review(s): Aurora Teagarden Mysteries 1-3 by Charlaine Harris
Real Murders: Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia has it's dark side and crime buffs. One of whom is libarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime-until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, as herself and all the members of Real Murders, are prime suspects or potential victims.
A Bone to Pick: Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes change when a deceased acquaintance names her as heir to a rather substantial estate, including money, jewelry, and a house complete with a skull hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the elderly woman has purposely left her a murder to solve. So, she must identify the victim and figure out which one of her new, ordinary-seeming neighbors is a murderer-without putting herself in deadly danger.
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: Deciding if she wants to go into real estate becomes a life-or-death choice for Aurora "Roe" Teagarden. A naked corpse is discovered at her first house showing. And when a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large in Lawrenceton, one who knows a great deal about real estate and maybe too much about Roe.