Book 2 of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries
Read by Therese Plummer
Genre: murder mystery
About A Bone To Pick:
Second in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's Aurora Teagarden mystery series.Source: Info in the About A Bone To Pick was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/140093.A_Bone_to_Pick on 16/02/2012.
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 deadly danger.
I was looking forward to this book after having listened to Real Murders. That usually raises the standard bar a notch higher which predisposes to disappointment. But not with this book! This book managed to rise to my expectations and did not disappoint at all!! Gotta give the book some kudos for that! Plus the narrator is pleasant to listen to. I would say, a true professional! Another kudos for this book. And the story telling quality is the same masterfully compelling that I've known with this author without the too stupid to live characters!! Triple kudos!! I heartily recommend this series to all murder mysteries readers!! Although the plot is a bit on the thin side. I mean, there isn't a layering of plots like I imagine murder mysteries usually have. Not much of a twist to the plot either. That for a murder mystery this book is rather bland. So perhaps to murder mysteries readers used to twisty plots, this book might not be as exciting as it is to me... And the audiobook cover art is so, sooo uninspiring... as a marketing tool, the art department has done such a deplorable job! But despite that, I enjoyed this book so much I recommend it to everybody!
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 3.5
Ending = 3.5
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 1
Pace = N/A (6.25-hour listening time)
Plot = 3
Narrator = 5
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries
Thank you to the RCT Library for letting me borrow this audiobook!!
This audiobook was borrowed from the library. No money received for this review.