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A Bone to Pick (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery) by Charlaine Harris

By Charlaine Harris

Moment within the number one ny instances bestselling author's Aurora Teagarden secret sequence. Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes switch whilst a deceased acquaintance names her as inheritor to a slightly massive property, together with cash, jewellery, and a home whole with a cranium hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the aged ladies has purposely left her a homicide to resolve. So she needs to determine the sufferer and determine which certainly one of her new, ordinary-seeming friends is a assassin- with out placing herself in lethal probability.

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What would you like to do? ” I hadn’t had a date since Arthur and I had split. Anything sounded good to me. “Okay,” I said. ” “Fine. ” “Okay. The early show usually starts at five if we go to the triplex. ” There could easily be three movies I did not want to see showing at one time, but the chances were at least one of them would be tolerable. “Okay,” I said again. ” He looked doubtful. “I’m kind of a traditional guy,” he said. ” He sounded rather coura- geous about it. After he left, I slowly finished my drink.

I remem- bered Jane had liked cats, and I wondered if anyone had taken over the care of her gold tabby, Madeleine. (The cat had been named for the nineteenth-century Scottish poisoner Madeleine Smith, a favorite murderer of Jane’s. Maybe Jane had been more “colorful” than I’d realized. Not many little old ladies I knew had fa- vorite murderers. ) As I walked slowly to my car, leaving Jane Engle forever in Shady Rest Cemetery—I thought—I heard someone calling my name behind me. ” panted the man who was hur- rying to catch up.

A big wahoo would have been out of line anyway, since Jane had had to die in order for this celebration to be held. I took off the black dress and put on a bathrobe and went downstairs to watch an old movie and eat half a bag of pretzels and then half a quart of chocolate fudge ripple ice cream. Heiresses can do anything. It was raining the next morning, a short summer shower that promised a steamy afternoon. The thunderclaps were sharp and scary, and I found my- self jumping at each one as I drank my coffee.

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