By Charlaine Harris
Moment within the no 1 manhattan instances bestselling author's Aurora Teagarden secret sequence. Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes swap while a deceased acquaintance names her as inheritor to a slightly mammoth property, together with cash, jewellery, and a home entire 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 considered one of her new, ordinary-seeming buddies is a assassin- with out placing herself in lethal possibility.
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This half closet had received the same attention as the ones in the kitchen and guest bedroom. The searcher was trying to find a secret hiding ~ 42 ~ ~ A Bone to Pick ~ place for something that could be put in a drawer but not hidden behind books . . something that couldn’t be hidden between sheets and towels but could be hidden in a large pot. I tried to imagine Jane hiding— a suitcase full of money? What else? A box of— documents revealing a terrible secret? I opened the top half of the closet to look at Jane’s neatly folded sheets and towels without actually seeing them.
25 ~ ~ Charlaine Harris ~ “Was there anything I could do to help you, did your note say . . ” I trailed off. I tried to manage a look of intelligent expectancy. “Well,” he said with an embarrassed laugh, “actu- ally, I . . this is so stupid, I’m acting like I was in high school again. Actually . . I just wanted to ask you out. ” “A date,” I repeated blankly. I saw instantly that my astonishment was hurting him. “No, it’s not that that’s peculiar,” I said hastily. ” He heaved a sigh and opened his mouth with a re- signed expression.
The usher was a policeman I knew from the time I dated Arthur. “Good to see you,” he said doubtfully. ” He looked stiff and uncomfortable in his tux, but he offered his arm properly. ” he asked automati- cally, and then flushed as red as a beet. “Let’s say friend of the groom,” I suggested gently, and gave myself high marks. Poor Detective Henske marched me down the aisle to an empty seat and dumped me with obvious relief. I glanced around as little as possible, putting all my energy into looking relaxed and nonchalant, sort of as if I’d just happened to be appropriately dressed and just happened to see the wedding invitation on my way out the door, and decided I’d just drop in.