By Charlaine Harris
Death comes calling on a small-town librarian whose existence is passing her by.
Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes swap while a deceased acquaintance names her as inheritor to a slightly enormous property, together with funds, jewellery, and a home whole with a cranium hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the aged girls has purposely left her a homicide to unravel. So she needs to establish the sufferer and determine which one in all her new, ordinary-seeming acquaintances is a murderer-without placing herself in lethal chance.
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Made me think of Langston Everett and I shuddered. I shoved the image aside and leaned down to pick up the purple mini-hotrod. As I handed it to him, the kid ﬁnally looked at me. And I felt like he’d kicked me right in the stomach. Holy shit. This little boy had Ben’s eyes. My breath stalled. When my gaze wandered over his face I noticed he also had a hint of Ben’s crooked smile. Blood slammed into my head. Jesus. This was impossible. It had to be an illusion, or projection, or wishful thinking on my part, at the very least.
Abita probably thought I was some kind of freak. But as long as she told me every detail about the last months of Ben’s life, I honestly didn’t care what she thought of me. ” she asked, hovering in the doorway. “Fine,” Kevin answered. “Julie just needed a break. ” She returned to her chair. ” A laugh track blared from the living room. She gave the wall a narrow-eyed look, as if she could see through the sheetrock. “What Ben was doing in your village,” Kevin prompted. “Oh. He mostly tagged along with my Uncle Wendell.
I’m wiped. ” Alone. It’d be nice to have the distraction of a warm body next to me. Kevin read my transparent thoughts. ” I shook my head. “Call me if you need anything. ” I set my home alarm system and indulged in a long, hot shower. After self-medicating myself with more tequila, I crawled in bed and fell into a surprisingly dreamless sleep. M M M The next morning line two rang, which meant Kevin was on line one. “Wells/Collins Investigations. ” Cough cough. “I’m lookin’ for Julie Collins,” the female slurred.
A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 2) by Charlaine Harris