2013: #11 – Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Charlaine Harris)

Title: Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Aurora Teagarden #03
Format: Audio
Audiobook length: 6 hrs 45 min
Release Date: March 23, 1994
Publisher: Recorded Books
Source: personal copy

An unexpected legacy has given former librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden some time on her hands, so she decides to try selling real estate. Her mother, after all, is Lawrenceton’s premier real estate agent, giving Roe a head start on this new career. But at her first house showing, Roe discovers the naked corpse of a rival broker. It looks like there’s a cool killer at large, one who knows a great deal about real estate — and maybe too much about Roe.

My thoughts:

This is a good cozy series. Roe has an unusual talent for stumbling across dead bodies — and it’s beginning to gain her a reputation! In the meantime, she’s a bit aimless in her life. The money she inherited in the previous book has allowed her some freedom, but she’s come to realize that she’s too young to live a life of leisure. With her mother being one of the real estate magnates of Lawrenceton, inserting herself into her mother’s business seems like it’s worth a try. Which is how she ends up showing a local mansion to newcomer Martin Bartell, stumbling across a body, and discovering an incredible attraction to this new man in town.

I was glad to see Harris rethink Roe’s relationship with the pastor. He was rather boring, and not suited to her at all. Or perhaps, she wasn’t suited to him.

Overall, I enjoy this series, and they are entertaining to listen to. It’s definitely one I will continue.

Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | WorldCat

Other reviews:

  • “Harris’ light approach to the dark side of mayhem, murder, and real estate games in a small town just outside Atlanta was entertaining, warm, and real; her characters could easily have been my neighbors in my own small town.”Story Circle Book Reviews
  • “This was my first of the Aurora Teagarden series, and I’m not sure I’ll be reading the other. I simply didn’t find the characters or the story as interesting enough.”Read Between the Whines
  • I love all of Charlaine Harris’ novels. She just has this knack for writing with familiarity, emotion, humour, quirk, verve and colloquialisms.”Pooks

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