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A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Series #2)
     

A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Series #2)

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by Charlaine Harris
 

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Second in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's Aurora Teagarden mystery series.

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

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Second in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's Aurora Teagarden mystery series.

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.

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Publishers Weekly

In the second Real Murders club novel starring diminutive, busty librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, our heroine is smarting from a breakup and resentful at having to attend her ex's sudden wedding (along with that of her long-divorced mother) when she learns some astounding news: elderly solitary spinster Jane Engle has left Roe her house in their sleepy Southern town of Lawrenton and a cool $553K. Roe, who hardly knew Jane, though both were members of the amateur sleuthing Real Murders Club, wonders why, until she finds a human skull hidden in her new house's window seat and a cryptic note declaring: "I didn't do it." The eligible Episcopal minister Aubrey Scott comes calling for a date, and neighbors drop in at Roe's new digs with strange tales of break-ins and diggings in Jane's backyard. Harris's latest is chockfull of colorful local names and background chatter, and fans of this intrepid young private eye will be curious to learn how her new independence unfolds. (Feb.)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Aurora Teagarden, who made a strong series debut (in Real Murders ) as a southern librarian turned amateur sleuth, suddenly finds herself very rich when elderly spinster Jane Engle 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. Fearing that her mild benefactor was actually a vicious killer, Aurora is relieved to find 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. Harris provides some genuinely funny scenes as Aurora breezily unravels the murderer's identity, but the plot is just too farfetched, even when supported by an appealing cast of Southern gothic characters. Harris, who struck the right note in Real Murders , here unfortunately goes beyond the humorous social satire that is her metier, striving for a wildly exaggerated parody of southern life. But with three solid novels behind her, this talented mystery writer will surely regain her focus the next time out. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
“Harris provides some genuinely funny scenes as Aurora breezily unravels the murderer’s identity…supported by an appealing cast of Southern gothic characters.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“A pleasant, fast read…Enjoyable.”—AllReaders.com
 
“Entertaining.”—Booklist
 
“Pleasant reading…Heartily recommend[ed].”—Pen & Dagger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425219799
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Series:
Aurora Teagarden Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
58,327
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Pleasant reading...heartily recommend[ed]." -PEN & DAGGER "An appealing cast of Southern gothic characters." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Meet the Author

Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Southern Arkansas
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1951
Place of Birth:
Tunica, Mississippi
Education:
B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973
Website:
http://www.charlaineharris.com

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Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 192 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying the Aurora Teagarden Series. It is fun to watch the continuing characters develop in each new book. The series is suitable for adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished book 3 and am really loving this series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in one sitting couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
each novel keeps getting better than the last.
CelticDruid More than 1 year ago
I won this book in a GoodReads.com give away. This is the second book in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series. In this one we find out one the elderly ladies from the now defunct "Real Murders" club has passed away. If you want to read more you can visit by blog. https://journeyingwithceltic.wordpress.com/a-bone-to-pick-by-charlaine-harris/
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I enjoyed this book very much
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
I am reading all in this fantastic series....I am looking to find what comes after "julius house". Great characters, fast moving and interesting plots make for a great cozy mystery! I can read each book in the series in one day! A great book to read! I'm not into Ms. Harris's vampire series but this series is wonderful! Start with the very first in the series just to get hooked!
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