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Friday, January 18, 2013

8) A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris

The Blurb :

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 women 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.

My Thoughts :

I loved this series when I first read it and revisiting it via Audio book is turning out to be very enjoyable. The narrator is great and it is a nice to listen to. Somewhat relaxing even. Of course Charlaine Harris has gone on to greater things since writing this series but you can feel a little Sookie in Aurora and the writing style is just as mesmerising as her other books.

This second in the series didn't have much investigating but more of a mystery that needs to unravel itself. Following Roe's actions after inheriting the house, finding the skull and in conclusion, solving the crime, was a lovely trip and quite exciting. I found myself, like Roe, wondering what could have possibly happened in regards to the skull and also thinking about what I would do in such a situation.

Aurora Teagarden may have a few murders going on around her but I would really like to have her life. Especially after she inherited such a great amount of money and a lovely house. I have to say I find it weird that she gave up her job in the end because it seemed to be something she enjoyed doing but I can also understand that she will need more time for sleuthing...after all there are a few more books in the series to keep her busy.

Now on to book three! I already have it on my iPod and can't wait to see what mystery Aurora gets pulled into next time. It is surprising how much of the details I have forgotten about this series! I am really enjoying discovering everything again!

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1 comment:

Nancy said...

I'm so tickled you're enjoying your revisit of the early Harris mysteries. Rock on!!

Nancy Haddock