Aurora and Martin have married, and his niece shows up at their door with a baby. Things go downhill for the couple from there. As in earlier books in the series, this one has some humor. But its ending will come as a surprise to most readers.
I like this author in general, and this was a very good book, definitely worth a look. A bit of a sad turn in the character's life...I do prefer the less easily available Shakespeare/Lily Bard novels and the more commercially successful Southern Vampire novels to this series, so give them a try as well!
I will be so SORRY to see this series end [if it does]. Yes, Harris mixes cozy and her darker themes with skill and panache.
Harris makes reading FUN. . .Live-wire action, small-town antics, unexpected plot ramifications, and a humorous tone
makes for fine reading.
For all collections !
I love Charlaine and I really enjoy the Teagarden series, but I have to say that this was my least favorite of them all. It was good, but I just thought that Roe was less sentimental and a bit too practical or too (gasp!) down-to-earth in this one. I kind of like that she's flakey over-the-top. Three bedrooms, one corpse is still my fave!
Sleepless nights, a cross-country chase and a temporary stint at motherhood turn Aurora Teagarden's life upside down. When her husband's niece Regina shows up unannounced on their doorstep with a baby and a secret, Aurora's perpetual curiosity leaps into overdrive ... especially when the body of the girl's husband is found ax murdered in her own backyard.
Regina flees the scene, and Aurora is left holding the baby, struggling with the intricacies of bottles, diapers ... and a mystery. What was Regina running from? Why was her husband murdered? The answers are hidden back in Ohio, and that's just where Aurora goes, husband, baby and all. But Regina's secrets are very dangerous and Aurora walks right into them ... much to her own peril.
This latest in the Aurora "Roe" Teagarden series (Dead Over Heels, etc.) features the sleuthing Southern librarian in a gripping tale that explores the lengths to which people will go to obtain what they desire. Roe and her new husband, Martin, receive a surprise when Martin's niece Regina arrives on their doorstep with the new baby no one knew she was expecting. Several hours later, after a dinner party, Roe and Martin return home to discover Regina's husband, Craig, murdered in their yard, Regina missing and baby Hayden hidden under a bed. Roe, unable to have children, finds herself burdened with Hayden's care as she and Martin attempt to track down Regina after coming across a wad of money in the diaper bag.
The Aurora Teagarden books are a fun, fast read. This one settles the question of what happens to Aurora's husband as our local library didnt have any copies of it. I have found anything from Charlaine Harris is to my liking. Keep up the good work Charlaine!
(From backcover of book): Sleepless nights, a cross country chase and a temporary stinit at motherhood turn Aurora Teagarden's life upside down. When her husband's niece shows up unannounced on their doorstep with a baby and a secret, Aurora's perpetual curiosity leaps into overdrive--especially when the body of the girl's husband is found ax murdered in her own backyard. Regina flees the scene, and Aurora is left holding the baby......