Synopses & Reviews
Eighth in Charlaine Harris’s acclaimed Aurora Teagarden mystery series—now in a new hardcover edition.
Not just any woman in Lawrenceton, Georgia, gets to be a member of the Uppity Women Book Club. But Roe’s stepsister-in-law Poppy has climbed her way up the waiting list of the group—only to die on the day she’s supposed to be inducted.
What makes Poppy’s murder even worse are rumors of infidelity on both sides of the marriage swirling around town. To find the killer, Roe must determine if the sordid stories are true. Suspects abound, and the things she uncovers make her question her own heart, but her passion for the truth drives her on—into the path of the cold-blooded killer.
"Pleasant reading...heartily recommend[ed]." -PEN and DAGGER
"An appealing cast of Southern gothic characters." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Well-established characters, family concerns, wry humor, and small-town busybodies solidify the plot of this delightful cozy.”—Library Journal “Best of all, the spunky, strong-willed Aurora Teagarden is the most entertaining surprise.”—Southern Scribe Reviews “Charlaine Harris has taken her heroine in a completely different direction and readers will be happy to see the protagonist find the double dose of happiness she so richly deserves. There is a lot of action in this delightful cozy, and not all of it is directed at solving the homicide…a terrific cozy, one readers will want to put on their keeper shelves.”—Midwest Book Review
Death comes calling on a small-town librarian whose life is passing her by.
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.
About the Author
Charlaine Harris is a full-time author who writes in both the fantasy and mystery genres. She has lived in the South her entire life.