Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 5)… by Charlaine Harris
Having a body fall out of the sky into her yard left even Roe (Aurora Teagarden) wondering if there was some connection between the death of police Detective Jack Burns and him landing in her yard. Everyone knew that Jack and Roe didn’t like each other but what connected the strange things that had started happening around Roe and Angel (Youngblood, bodyguard, neighbor and friend)? The mysterious delivery of flowers, a pretty ribbon on Madeline (the cat), the death of the Librarian assistant, the attack of Shelby (Angel’s husband), then another police officer was stabbed. Could these things all be connected to Angel, Roe or is it all just a coincidence?
**** 4 star - Book 5 ….. I was so happy to see Roe and Martin still together, still trying to make the marriage work. I really enjoyed the new side of Angel and the scene between Shelby and Roe in the kitchen was fun and in character for Roe. This time through, the mystery was fun to try to piece together. The character development is so much more complex now that we ’know’ her better. This was (for me) one of the better Aurora Teagarden stories. Not sure why, it wasn’t action packed but it kept a very good pace and the personal aspects of the crime as well as other situations Roe found herself in, gave the book a good overall fun and happy feeling to me.
June 7, 2009