When Aurora, or Roe, Teagarden's acquaintance from the hobby group, "Real Murders", dies, Roe is bequeathed a big old house and a small fortune. Roe soon discovers that her generous benefactress has left her more than she bargained for when she uncovers a skull, showing signs of blunt force trauma, hidden in a carpeted window seat in the inherited house. Roe sets out to find out who the victim is and how his or her skull ended up in a spinster's window seat. Will Roe discover the murderer on Honor Street?
When Aurora is chasing John through the house, she begins at her "murder board" and ends right back there despite having chased him half way around the house. It is unlikely that this could happen. See more »
Predictable mystery, but entertaining setting and good characters
I'd hated Murder She Bakes and loved good Witch so I gave this a chance and i'm pleasantly surprised.
Candace Bure does a good job of portraying Aurora as an inquisitive and clever person, who an get dangerously close to being nosey and interfering but just stays on the tolerable side of it. You can actually believe that beneath her turning up all over is actual concern for her friends and neighbours. The character is quite well rounded and not a bad influence on TV- she's smart, dedicated to her work, decisive and organised.
Mother Aida is stereotypically the small town mom who can only think of setting her daughter up, but the actress does very well.
Aurora's love interests do not merit mention, but John is someone who deserves far more screen time.
The mystery is too simple but somehow the small town intrigues and Aurora's process save it from being a bore.
If you want a simple unwinding with some cuteness and not much brain use, don't miss it.
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