Death comes calling on a small-town librarian whose life is passing her by.
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.
""Pleasant reading...heartily recommend[ed]."" -PEN & DAGGER ""An appealing cast of Southern gothic characters."" -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY