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 while a deceased acquaintance names her as inheritor to a slightly monstrous property, together with funds, jewellery, and a home entire 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 considered one of her new, ordinary-seeming pals is a assassin- with out placing herself in lethal chance.

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He” would do very well for now. What large thing could Jane Engle have concealed in her house that anyone could possibly want enough to break in for? Unan- swerable until I knew more, and I definitely had the feeling I would know more. I finished picking up the kitchen and returned to the guest bedroom. The only disturbance there, now I’d cleared up the glass, was to the two single closets, which had been opened and emptied. There again, no attempt had been made to destroy or mutilate the items that had been taken from the closets; they’d just been emptied swiftly and thoroughly.

But, behind the houses on Jane’s side of the street, there was the large parking lot for the junior high school, with the school’s own high fence keeping trash from being pitched in Jane’s yard and students from using it as a shortcut. I was sure there would be more noise during the school year, but now that park- ing lot sat empty. By and by, a woman from the cor- ner house on the other side of the street started up a lawn mower and that wonderful summer sound made me feel relaxed. ~ 32 ~ ~ A Bone to Pick ~ You planned for this, Jane, I thought.

Besides me, there was one other attendee from Real Murders, the disbanded club in which Jane and I had become friends—LeMaster Cane, a black businessman. He was sitting at the back in a pew by himself. I made a point of standing by LeMaster at the graveside, so he wouldn’t look so lonely. ” Which effectively shut me up. I realized that I hadn’t known Jane as well as I thought I had. For the first time, I really felt I would miss her. I thought of her little, neat house, crammed with her mother’s furniture and Jane’s own books.

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