The second book in Harris' Aurora Teagarden series -- originally published in 1992 -- is an enjoyable
and intriguing cozy. Aurora is a delightful, realistic and funny
character. Her reasoning moves
her forward in her investigation,
and her wit gets her through. The
pacing is comfortable; it never
races forward, but it never feels
too slow either.

Southern librarian Aurora ("Roe") is having an interesting week. First she finds out that Jane Engle, a member of her disbanded crime discussion group, has passed away. Then she learns she's inherited the woman's substantial estate. Everything seems great until she finds a human skull in the house. Roe knows Jane loved discussing crime but never thought she'd partake in it! Now she must figure out what Jane was up to before she finds any more body parts. (Berkley Prime Crime, Feb., 272 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer