By Charlaine Harris
Aurora Teagarden is having fun with a sunny afternoon in her yard until eventually Detective Jack Burns drops in--literally. Aurora and the detective by no means did get alongside, yet this is often specifically hectic as Burns's lifeless physique is dropped subsequent to her garden chair from a low-flying plane. Aurora starts off to enquire. but if extra our bodies emerge in her neighborhood, the sleuth involves become aware of that she is true in the midst of the murderers--and there's a killer at the free with a message for her.
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But I could hear the difference in his voice as we talked; there was the steel there, the hardness and the edge, that I seldom heard. Maybe that was how he was at work all day, and didn’t bring it home; or maybe only danger brought it out, some perceived threat to him and those people or things he held dear. And you couldn’t accuse him of paranoia, of being too cautious; not with the things I heard on the news every day, not with the horrors he’d seen in Vietnam and Central America. It would be insane egocentrism for me to believe none of these horrors could happen to me.
42 / 140 Charlaine Harris, Dead Over Heels (1996) Aurora Teagarden #5 “Yep, she did. ” “He had to go yesterday afternoon, after you got off work. ” “They’d just gotten in, they were wiped out. I hear they’re furious someone killed Jack, but not exactly devastated with grief that he’s gone. ” I thought about the mooshy feelings I’d been having over Angel’s pregnancy, and I realized I was seeing the flip side of the coin. Children and parents didn’t always have close and loving relationships. Like marriages, the pairing of parents and offspring sometimes didn’t work out.
She’d also acquired confidence and lost her diffidence around older people. As I entered, she gave me an “I see you but I’m in the middle of this” smile and waggle of magenta fingernails, the phone clamped between ear and shoulder, her fingers busy separating computer sheets, collating and stapling them. “Uh-huh. Yes, Mrs. Kaplan, she’ll be there at three. No, ma’am, you don’t 53 / 140 Charlaine Harris, Dead Over Heels (1996) Aurora Teagarden #5 need to do anything special. She’ll just look over the house and tell you what she’d recommend you ask for it ...