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A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden #2)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  12,784 ratings  ·  584 reviews

Second in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's Aurora Teagarden mystery series.

Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes change when a deceased acquaintance names her as heir to a rather substantial estate, including money, jewelry, and a house complete with a skull hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the elderly women has purposely left her a murder to solve. So s

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Published February 15th 2010 by Recorded Books, LLC (first published January 1st 1992)
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The one thing that bothers me about this website is that everyone feels the need to add a synopsis of the book; I can easily find that elsewhere. My main purpose for using this website is to find books that might appeal to me and find out what other people's perceptions are of the book, not an exaggeratory 20 paragraph synopsis.

Now that I have that off my chest I can say that Charlaine Harris is one of the best, light and fun authors out there. I seem to find myself reading her books in the su

I was disappointed in this one. A murder mystery where the heroine never tries to investigate anything? I listened to the audiobook version, and I swear nothing happened on discs 2-4. Disc 1 was exciting as she found a skull in a house, and then the rest of the skeleton was unearthed. Then nothing happened. (She thought a lot about her new inheritance and decided to quit her job, she started dating someone new and spent a lot of time picking out outfits for their 2 dates, she shopped for a bride ...more
About the same as the first, maybe a shade better. It's a mystery. A little romance, but mostly a fluff book. For some reason, I find them very engaging, though. Off to read the next.
Aurora Teagarden is a lousy librarian and an irritating girl-woman. The mystery was good but she's so very irritating with her dating agita and less than humor-filled life. I know the reviewers say that these are full of humor but I don't see it. There's a level of seriousness at odds with the shallowness of the heroine.

The first 50 pages were hopeful as she mourns the death of an acquaintance and as she finds out this woman leaves her house with an amazing amount of money and a mystery in the f
Richard Denney
a 3.5 for me. I like the Aurora Teagarden series and I will likely read the rest of the series. It's not the best cozy series but it's fun and suspenseful. This series is more for starter cozy mystery readers because of how easy and breezy it is. I don't mean that in a bad way at all. I really like Charlaine Harris's writing and I especially love her Harper Connelly series. Before you even think of reading this one go read book 1 "Real Murders". :)
Wow, another great book in Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden Mystery series. In A Bone to Pick Roe finds herself the heir to a large estate, and unfortunately that estate comes with a human skull. Roe finds herself wondering who the skull belongs to and why it was in her seemingly harmless friend's house.

I really like the characters in this series, Roe is balanced and reminds me of the librarians in my town. Roe has a new love interest, Aubrey, who I hope we see more of in future books. He's a
I've never listened to an audiobook before, but my mum loves them, so thought I'd give this a go. It's a very different experience, but the major issues I had with this book were plot-related, so I don't think listening on audiobook affected my rating too much.

Aurora inherits a house and a giant bank account from her friend Jane, and then gets caught up in intrigue and suspense and whatever. Both boyfriends from Book 1 are out of the picture, and an Episcopalian contender comes in from left fiel
Like some reviewers have mentioned, Aurora Teagarden Mysteries are not actually mysteries. Rather, these books are about Roe's life, with a little bit of a mystery thrown in, mostly in the end of the books. I personally didn't mind that. Charlaine Harris has that special talent of describing everyday life of an ordinary person (in this case, Aurora's) and lives and gossip of a small town in a very entertaining manner. Although this series lacks uniqueness of the supernatural world described in t ...more
I'm really enjoying this series. They are easy reads with likable characters that I can listen to while knitting and stationary biking without dropping a stitch or falling off the bike. :)
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Well, I have to DNF this book. I think the biggest problem for me is that Roe ends the previous book with two potential relationships. And the begining of this book starts with Roe in a relationship with no one. One of the two guys we are left to wonder why he left. While I don't have a need for romance, if the author introduces it, then it should be in the story. So I go to check other reviews on the next book to see if this is a pattern in this series and if I want to continue.

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Muy ameno y entretenido.
Algunos puntos son predecibles (miren mis updates si no me creen ;) ), pero no los principales, al igual que el primer libro logró confundirme y tomarme por sorpresa.
Amo la naturalidad de Harris para escribir y lo poco que llevo leído de esta serie me está gustado mucho.
While leaving Jane Engle’s funeral, Aurora ‘Roe’ Teagarden was approached by Jane’s lawyer (Bubba Sewell) in order to inform her that Jane had left everything to her. With the inheritance of the money and the house, Roe decided to quick her job at the Library and was considering her option for what to do with the house. It may have been a lot of money, but she wondered if it would be enough to compensate her for dealing with the skull she found in the window seat while she was looking around the ...more
Aurora Teagarden finds she has been left an unexpected legacy. Jane Engle – a fellow member of the now disbanded Real Murders Club – has died and left Aurora her house and all her money but her solicitor implies that there may be a mystery she has to solve as well. Aurora is pleased with her legacy and it cheers her up after her former boyfriend, Arthur Smith the police detective has suddenly married a colleague. She is less than pleased when she goes to her new house and finds someone has broke ...more
Jeff Cothern

Death comes calling on a small-town librarian whose life is passing her by.

Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes change when a deceased acquaintance names her as heir to a rather substantial estate, including money, jewelry, and a house complete with a skull hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the elderly women has purposely left her a murder to solve. So she must identify the victim and figure out which one of her new, ordinary-seeming neighbors is a murderer-without putting herself in

I am really enjoying this series as well and can not wait to get my hands on the next book. You gotta love the main character. Charlaine Harris deffently has a way with words. I just love her quirky characters.
I really liked it.

A Cute mystery book. I read it in one day. Next, watch the movie on Hallmark mysteries and movies channel.
I enjoyed this one more than I enjoyed the first, which makes me glad I didn’t give up. That being said, it still wasn’t all that amazing.

As with the first book, this one focuses more upon the personal lives of characters than solving the crime. Honestly, for a mystery book (even a laidback one) these details really do take a backseat. It’s more than a little bit annoying when you want to know what happens.

So it was another interesting story but I, yet again, wanted more of an investigation for
#2 in the Aurora "Roe" Teagarden series. In a sleepy Southern town, a distant suburb of Atlanta, Roe attends the funeral of an elderly acquaintance. She is surprised when she is approached by the deceased's lawyer who informs her that she has inherited a substantial estate including a house with a skull in the window seat. In the way of cozies, when she tries to identify the skull she finds too many missing persons and when she tries to identify the killer there are too many suspects. A fun read ...more
Barbara ★
Honestly I can't see why this is listed as a cozy mystery. There is absolutely no investigation by Aurora Teagarden. She finds a skull and re-hides it and doesn't investigate a damn thing. Oh she asks herself questions but doesn't actually ask anyone else anything. The book just plods along her boring little life and the murderer reveals himself in the last chapter. Aurora didn't actually have a darn thing to do with it. Definitely not a series I'd continue.
In the months following the series of murders that led to the dissolution of the Real Murders club, Aurora "Roe" Teagarden lost a boyfriend, gained a stepfather, and attended more than her fair share of weddings. Life looked -- perish the thought! -- predictably spinster-ish, until Jane Engle, erstwhile library volunteer and Real Murders enthusiast, dies and leaves the bulk of her estate to Roe. Since Roe never considered Jane more than a casual acquaintance, the unexpected windfall is a shock - ...more
A short book following Aurora Teagarden and her life of murder mysteries. This book was easy to read, but I struggled to finish it, even as short as it was. Aurora, or Roe as she is called, is having a rough start to her year. Wedding to attend, including her ex-boyfriend's wedding; job problems; romantic life problems; and a funeral start off this story. Fortunately, Roe is named in the will of one of her murder mystery group members. Instantly, Roe knows that ole Jane had to have a reason to l ...more
Breana E.
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Not only do you have to guess the murderer (which I did not) but you have to figure out who the victim is (which I did not). Aurora finds a skull in her newly inherited house and has to decide what to do about it. One of the neighbors is the murderer and one was the victim. Several are "missing" and everyone else is suspicious, except for maybe the new neighbors. They are her ex-boyfriend cop and his very pregnant new wife, also a cop. So maybe not them, but it seems no one else can be ruled out ...more
The movie was better. It sometimes happens, and it happened here. The movie to which I refer is the movie version of A Bone to Pick that recently aired on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. A Bone to Pick is the second in Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris the first being, Real Murders. I read that one a few weeks ago, before picking up this second book and watching the movie.

The book started out well. Aurora Teagarden is a librarian with an interest in true crime. She's not
Katie Rekowski
1992. Recorded 2010. Read by Therese Plummer. I knew I had listened to this audio before, yet it was not on my list. I must have heard it before I started the list. since I couldn't remember how it ended, I listened to it again. Who could forget putting the scull into Aurora's mom's pink blanket bag! Aurora Teagarden inherits Jane's house and small fortune and Madeline the PG cat and the skull. Jane was a member of the Real Murders Club as was Aurora. What luck. However, the skull was a differen ...more
Roxane Lapa
The second of the 'Aurora Teagarden' murder mystery series.

In this book, former 'Real Murders' club member Jane Engle passes away from natural causes and in a surprising turn of events, bequeaths her estate to Aurora. The estate consists of a her house, half a million dollars, as well as another little surprise that Aurora finds in the house. A surprise that could land her in trouble with the police or in the cross hairs of a murderer if it comes to light.

Like the previous one, a highly readable
I am really enjoying Aurora Teagarden! She is like a magnet for things to happen to her. This last one was very funny. I happen to find her windfall a wonderful occasion. I have the next one , #3 from the Library just waiting for me to pop it in and listen!
This is the first Aurora book that I read! But I am looking to get others to add to my tbr list that just keeps getting longer by the minute.

In this Aurora a "friend" from her murder club dies and leaves her, her house and all the money in the estate. The old lady always tells her that Aurora reminds her of herself when she was young. Aurora does not always think that is a compliment.

When Aurora decides to look around the house she finds a human skull in the window seat box. That is after someo
Krista Braaten
Aurora is at it again. This time it just seems to fall into her lap. She is determined to figure out why the skull was left in its hiding spot. She is thankful for something to do since nothing seems to be working out for her in the romance department. I loved seeing more into her life. I loved how strong she is and how she doesn't seem to put off by too much.

Ms. Harries delivers yet another good book. I love how past characters are weaved into the story in a smooth fashion. The characters are
Crys (The Hodgenator)
4.5 - I love Roe.

First, let me say that I cannot believe I did not know about this series. I learned about it because of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. I wanted to read the book before watching the movie, and I am so glad I did.

In this sequel, Aurora Teagarden is back - and she has another mystery on her hands. But this one is a bit different from the first book.

Roe inherits property from a fellow Real Murders Club member; this leaves Roe to wonder why. She soon finds out - it's not about the
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr
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