Monday, August 31, 2009

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 231
Series : #3 Aurora Teagarden Series
Format : Mystery Novel
Reason for Reading : Cozy Mystery Challenge, to continue with the series

Aurora "Roe" is back for a third installment and is giving working for her mother as a real estate agent a go. She quit her part time job after she came into some money and is keen to give another career a go. She doesn't really have the passion for it and is more interested in selling her inherited property and buying her own place.

During her first house showing for her mother she discovers a body. The woman is another real estate agent and she has been murdered and her body looks posed. Soon after a second body is found and it seems like someone in the real estate community is responsible. Roe starts to look into things and discovers there has also been a string of missing items from houses that have been on the market which may be linked to the killer. If Roe can stay out of the way of Detective Sergeant Jack Burns this time then it will be a miracle.

As well as the myrder story line, there is also Roe's personal life which is progressing. She is dating a minister, but she has a definite connection with a new character. We also get to know some more about the secondary characters. This is much better than the second novel as it matches the sub plots with the main murder storyline much better. Much more in line with the first book, a real page turner and I hope book four lives up to books one and three.


Alice said...

I really must get started on her Sookie Stackhouse books...

Jill said...

I have got to get back to this series. I've only read the first one, and I'm glad to see you liked #3 more than the second. I also need to continue with her Shakespeare ones. Argh! Too many books out there!

Ladytink_534 said...

I can't say I was that thrilled with this one though it was better than the last. I liked Martin quite a bit but throughout the story Roe seemed to act out of character at times.