'Great bloody fun' Barbara Paul
Aurora Teagarden's decision to become a real estate agent turns out to be a life-or-death choice in this mystery from #1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris.
Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden had always worked for a living, until an unexpected legacy gave her the money to quit her librarian job. Now, with time on her hands, she decides to try selling real estate. Her mother, after all, is Lawrenceton's premier real estate agent, giving her a head start on this new career!
But at her first house showing, Roe discovers the naked corpse of a rival broker in the master bedroom. When one of her mother's colleagues falls under suspicion, Roe is determined to clear his name. And when a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large in Lawrenceton, one who knows a great deal about real estate-and maybe too much about Roe . . .
'Harris draws the guilty and the innocent into an engrossing tale while inventing a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray' (Publishers Weekly)
'Clearly focused plot, animated description of character and real estate, and sparkling prose commend this breath of fresh air to all collections' (Library Journal)
At loose ends after her adventures in A Bone to Pick , former librarian Aurora Teagarden pitches in to help her mother Aida, a busy real estate agent in Lawrenceton, Ga. On her first unofficial showing of a house, Aurora discovers the naked corpse of a rival realtor in the master bedroom. Somewhat daunted, Aurora and her no-nonsense mom determine that the culprit must be another real estate agent--someone who could have gotten the key from Aida's office without raising suspicion. Then the body of another broker is discovered in another house for sale. Adding to Aurora's distress is her growing attraction to mysterious Martin Bartell, whose company has transferred him to Lawrenceton to reorganize its plant. Plucky, charming Aurora must choose between the dependable, uncomplicated Episcopalian minister whom she has been chastely dating and Martin, whose responsibility for laying off workers makes him dangerous to know. Meanwhile she and her mother question Aida's staff, other brokers and friends to determine who killed the realtors. With the disbanding of the Real Murders Club (which informally rehashed true crime cases), Aurora has time to sleuth to her heart's content in this high-spirited Southern cozy. Mystery Guild alternate.