Charlaine Harris's beloved amateur sleuth, liberated Southern belle Aurora Teagarden, makes her long- anticipated return in this charming mystery about family secrets and small-town intrigue.
Everything in Roe's life finally seems to be going her way. She's newly and quite happily married to Martin Bartell, happy to be back at her part-time job at the library, and settled into her dream home just outside Lawrenceton, Georgia--and there haven't been any dead bodies in Roe's life for quite a while. But when mild-mannered Darius Quattermain goes crazy in her backyard when he should be stacking firewood, it turns out to be just the first in a string of troublesome events.
The next is the arrival of Martin's flighty niece Regina, who shows up unannounced with a baby no one knew she was expecting. Before anyone can figure out what's going on, Regina disappears, leaving behind her baby--and her husband, Craig, whose brutally murdered corpse is discovered on the outside steps of Roe and Martin's home. Now the existence of the baby is only the first question of many--such as, Where did Craig come from? Who went after him with the ax? And why?
Roe and Martin abandon the sunny warmth of Georgia for snowy Corinth, Ohio, hoping that tracing Regina and Craig's steps will get them some answers. In this fifth book in Charlaine Harris's series blending mystery, humor, and a hearty helping of Southern charm, there's just no telling what they'll find.