Poppy Done To Death: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (#8)
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Peaches and Creamed
Small-town Georgia librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden may be petite in stature, but her backbone is pure steel, and she knows what to do even in the most unnerving of situations... such as when she finds her stepsister-in-law dead on the kitchen floor.
Roe had come to give Poppy Queensland a good tongue-lashing after the woman did not appear for her induction into the prestigious Uppity Women Book Club. Instead, Aurora found Poppy's cold body, and knew she probably didn't have to look far for a motive: both Poppy and her husband were involved in indiscreet extramarital affairs.
But despite the scandalous and sordid details that start unfolding, Aurora—between planning a Thanksgiving dinner to impress her boyfriend's mother and getting acquainted with her runaway teenage half brother—begins to suspect the real reason Poppy was done to death had nothing to do with passion, but rather the cold, merciless intent of a social-climbing killer.
Unfortunately, it's one of these new relations, specifically Roe's stepsister-in-law Poppy who winds up dead on the floor. And it's Roe and Melinda who find her there. But the incident brings forth a whole lot of dirt on Poppy with regards to the fact that her and John David's marriage was anything but monogamous. And for that reason, there are actually several suspects to her death, which was most definitely murder.
Roe is determined to save her stepfather from further grief, and a possible relapse of his earlier heart attack, so she's doing everything she can to help the police piece together the necessary clues to solve the crime as soon as possible, with the least amount of upset to the family as possible. Though sad and touching in that this death directly affects Roe and her family, from the darkness comes the light, and some things are learned that will help everyone in the long run. And so the series ends... *sniff sniff* I will certainly miss Aurora, and hope to see her make a cameo appearance now and then in some of Charlaine Harris' other series.
NOTE: Fans of Charlaine Harris who haven't yet read the Aurora Teagarden series will be happy to know that they are being re-released by Berkley. So they should no longer be so hard to find. Look for them at Amazon or wherever you buy or trade books.
This is now reserved for Joanne (NeedSun), and will be heading out to her shortly along with a few other books. :)
Package of 5 books mailed to a Joanne (NeedSun) on 09-Feb-2009 via USPS First Class International Mail.
I will be sending books 7 & 8 sometime in August.
1. Real Murders
2. A Bone to Pick
3. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
4. The Julius House
5. Dead Over Heels
6. A Fool and His Honey
7. Last Scene Alive
8. Poppy Done to Death
Here are the participants and mailing order:
Not 1.Real Murders or 2.Bone to Pick)
(Not 3.Three Bedrooms; 7.Last Scene Alive)
(Only needs #6 A fool and his Honey)
Return to Cheriepie
(Only needs #5 Dead Over Heels)
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