Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Bone To Pick by Charlaine Harris

This is the first book I've read by Charlaine Harris.  I enjoyed this book, it was a fast easy read with likable characters.

Aurora Teagarden, works in a library and her hobby is reading books on real murders.  She suddenly finds herself very rich when elderly spinster Jane Engle- who shared Aurora's love of reading and talking about real murders, dies and leaves her a fortune.

When Aurora goes to take possession of Miss Engle's home, she finds the place ransacked. Poking around, she turns up a ghoulish artifact the intruder missed: a bashed-in human skull hidden in a cleverly disguised window seat. Aurora first thinks Jane was the killer and began searching for clues from Jane.  Aurora soon finds a note the deceased left behind pointing her suspicions elsewhere.

She delves into the lives of her new neighbors, masking her scrutiny with Southern charm, and discovers that over the years two men have disappeared from the neighborhood.
While she continues her sleuthing, she strikes up a friendship with a handsome minister.  

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