By Charlaine Harris
Dying comes calling on a small-town librarian whose existence is passing her by.
Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's fortunes swap while a deceased acquaintance names her as inheritor to a slightly mammoth property, together with cash, jewellery, and a home whole with a cranium hidden in a window seat. Roe concludes that the aged ladies has purposely left her a homicide to resolve. So she needs to establish the sufferer and work out which one among her new, ordinary-seeming friends is a murderer-without placing herself in lethal probability.
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It's me," said a voice. It was Tracey. Her friendly face peered through the screened back door. She was wearing a bright pink tracksuit. "Hi," said Krystal and Kevin together. "You were quick. C'me on in. " Krystal unlocked the screen door. "I hurried. " Tracey's sentence was interrupted by a plate of biscuits pushed near her nose. "Have a biscuit Tracey, please," Krystal pleaded. Tracey was about to refuse but felt that Krystal's expression told her she really wanted her to have a biscuit, so she took one.
Krystal plucked the note from between Kevin's fingers. "I bet you girls made this up to try and trick us. " Kevin headed for the door. " Matthew yawned. "How can you say that. " Tracey exclaimed. "Goodbye then," said Krystal, striding to the door and pulling it wide open. "It's too bad that you'll never know what else we saw at the old Queenslander," she announced, feeling annoyed that the boys didn't believe their exciting story. Kevin stood in the doorway. " "The old place on Underwood Road.
Matthew followed close on his heels. Kevin flicked his torch and shone it around the spots where the four threw the stuff. The two girls jumped down. " Kevin picked up a small brown and white object. " Kevin checked the bar with his torch. "The bar with a heavenly taste," he said dramatically. Matthew licked his lips. "Our reward. " "Count me out! You don't know if it's been poisoned, or something," Tracey warned. "Yeah, it might. We'd better keep it for evidence. " Kevin held the bar between his fingers.