Tuesday, March 13, 2007

#23 Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlaine Harris

My Rating: 8 out of 10 stars

Former librarian Aurora Teagarden, basking in the inheritance which made her financially independent and allowed her to quit her job at the library, is now seeking a new occupation to keep her from going stir crazy with boredom. Perhaps she'll follow in her mother's footsteps and become a highly successful real estate agent.... Unfortunately, as Roe embarks on her apprenticeship showing houses, she instead seems to be turning up corpses instead: two dead real estate agents in only a week's time! Maybe it's not quite so bad as it could be though.... After all, she may not have met the enigmatically handsome Martin Bartell otherwise. :D

I thoroughly enjoyed this 3rd story in the Aurora Teagarden mysteries. As usual, Aurora finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation, she's actually been the one to find the bodies both times. And it seems like she may finally have a hot and stimulating love interest now too! ;)

The reading is quick paced and the mystery keeps you guessing right up until the very end, when as usual, Roe figures out who's behind it all before the police do. However, I found her actions in confronting the suspect herself pretty stupid on her part. One of these days, she's gonna get herself killed! Heh, maybe that's why Ms. Harris ended this series. Maybe Roe finally did one (brave yet) stupid thing too many in the final book (book 8) and ended the series. LOL

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