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Deciding if she wants to go into real estate becomes a life-or-death choice for Aurora "Roe" Teagarden. A naked corpse is discovered at her first house showing. And when a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large in Lawrenceton, one who knows a great deal about real estate-and maybe too much about Roe....

Title : Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
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ISBN : 9780373261772
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Number of Pages : 250 Pages
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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse Reviews

  • Cindy
    2019-03-02 04:50

    This series is consistently getting 3 stars from me. It's a quick, fun read and a good cleansing book that I don't have to concentrate on to hard. I still think Aurora is kind of unfeeling and pretty selfish at times. I did enjoy this book much better than the the second one where the romance was really flat. She sure does go through the guys for someone who doesn't date much!

  • Daiva
    2019-02-21 03:44

    To describe this in one sentence, I would say: for someone who describes herself as barely having any social life or relationships, Aurora can’t seem to be able to spend her days without a man, in this case, after breaking up with one – another one comes along. Fun fact! I have just found out that the first two books were written before I was even born. Somehow this makes it even better for me. I’m not sure why, but it does.Fun fact! Apparently there are some movies that aired on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel that I certainly, 100 %, will never watch. 7 movies I think? But like… for real? I can say that I am surprised to find that out. I guess they do like to make Charlaine Harris books into television series or movies.Fun Fact! The first book in the series ‘Real Murders’ was nominated for Best Novel 1990 for the Agatha Awards. Fun fact! Aurora Teagarden – count as official first series of Charlaine Harris. In a way that’s how she started it all. So before Sookie there was – Aurora Teagarden, a 28-year old, professional librarian, the one who both read and in a way solved murder cases. Okay, so these are not FUN fact. These are just facts.

  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    2019-03-19 23:01

    I thought this one was great! It was fun to watch Roe fall hopelessly in love, even if there was a point where he was suspected of murder. I look forward to the 4th book, which I will be reading soon.

  • Blake
    2019-03-06 05:59

    I can't even make my rant funny. If you don't want to read my diatribe, discontinue reading. This is your warning.While there are elements to this story that I do like, I'm greatly annoyed with two main points. Firstly, if you run a realty company and stuff has been stolen from the houses you are selling for TWO YEARS, why do you not have better security of the keys? The keys are on a board in alphabetical order in the middle of the office. Seriously? Even when women start to be murdered in the houses you are selling, you don't think to have your realtors at least sign out the keys? Also, I don't know if it is just in my dad's experience or if it is the way things are done, but the only time valuable stuff is kept in the houses is when the owners still live there or the owner has passed away. In the case of the owner still living there, they are the ones who have access to the keys and the realtors only show the houses when the owners are home. SECURE THE KEYS. Otherwise, this story is not believable to me.Secondly, the way African Americans are portrayed in this series makes me a little uncomfortable. The protagonist keeps pointing out the "blackness" of some of the secondary characters, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the plot, subplot, or red herrings. On one page she refers to a woman as "a black." Not even "a black person." Just "a black." On page 150, alone, there were references to Mackie standing out "like a chocolate drop on a wedding cake." Then, a paragraph down, "Mackie was always quiet in social settings, at least in one involving whites. For all I knew, he sang solo in the choir at the African Methodist Episcopal Church." While, in and of itself, these comments are not blatently racist, they're more like soft racism. What does it have to do with anything else in the story? Why are their comments like this peppered throughout the novel? Is she trying to show the segregation still inherent in the small-town South? If so, she does a horrible job at it. It reminds me of the ppl who start a statement with "I'm not a racist, but..." You can almost always count on their next statement being racist. Or the dude that says "I'm not a racist because there is a black guy I talk to at work." I'm just failing to see what Ms. Harris's point behind this is. And I hate Aurora's taste in men. Aurora whines about her relationships constantly. She's 30 and not married. gasp! Her life obviously can't begin until she has a ring on her finger. Maybe once she gets hitched she'll do something with her fictional life besides whining and sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. Travel or something.And the mystery is only meh, again. I knew who it was about half-way through the book.This is not your best writing, Charlaine. With that being said, a friend loaned these books to me and I'll continue to read them...but I won't go out of my way to spend any money on getting copies for myself. Call it stubborness or stupidity or morbid curiosity (my friend says stubborness), but I'll read at least one more in this bloody annoying atrocious series. Surely it will get better?

  • Jen
    2019-02-24 01:03

    I love these Aurora Teagarden books! Very quick reads, but not lacking in humor and some mystery too. I enjoy the honesty of Roe's internal dialogue and her witty responses to other characters. The messes she gets herself into make me laugh out loud. Enjoyable easy reads!

  • Wanda
    2019-03-15 23:41

    Read to fill the “Cozy Mystery” square for 2107 Halloween Bingo.I wonder if Aurora Teagarden was in some ways a practice run by Charlaine Harris for her Sookie Stackhouse character? They’re both small town girls, seemingly not outstanding in any sense, feeling that life is passing them by. Both of them are attracted to dangerous men. Both of them take unreasonable risks for those men.Also like Sookie, Aurora changes male partners fairly frequently. I was glad to see the pastor get the boot in this book. By the looks of things, Roe has found the one she intends to keep—but nothing is sure with Harris’ characters, so I will undoubtedly read the next book!I like that Aurora is a little more independent that she is willing to give herself credit for. She’s not going to settle for just anyone because of societal small-town pressure to get married. Nor is she going to let the opinions of others prevent her from doing exactly what she wants to, whether that’s buy a house just outside of town or take a date to bed (or not). These choices are much easier for the single woman living in the city—we only have our relatives & friends who consciously or unconsciously push us to make certain decisions! We don’t have weight of community judgment hanging over us. Very seldom do our family members or friends live right next door, so we can generally get away with doing EXACTLY what we want to. One does have to suspend disbelief over the number of murders that Roe runs into in such a small community—not that murders don’t occur in towns, but they do seem to be rather more numerous in Lawrenceton than one would truly expect outside of the city.

  • Richard Denney
    2019-02-22 02:55

    Maybe the fourth one will be better? probably not lol I'm going to take the fourth one back to the library and I might pick it up again eventually. I still enjoyed the first two books and I still think Charlaine is an awesome writer.

  • Shorty
    2019-03-08 22:01

    You know, I was all into this book... But the whole time, I am wondering, what the HELL happened to Robin?? In the last book in the series, Roe contemplated writing him a letter while he was in another country, telling him she was interested in seeing him again. But we never know if she did or not, cause the writer never said!! And she was dating the preacher at the time.Then, she meets a woman who will be perfect for the preacher, and just GIVES UP? And then assumes he's going to know, without her telling him, them not even having "the talk"?? WTH?The murders were pretty interesting, though you think by now, she would have run out of neighbors in this tiny, little southern town, to make suddenly crazy and murderous. OF COURSE it was someone they'd been living near for years, and never knew, just like the first novel in the series. They hint around at about everyone, including the "new guy" that Roe VERY suddenly started sleeping with, and then dating... but not him. Not this time.Maybe in the next novel? I guess we'll see. Meanwhile, Roe is in the hospital, hurt badly again. And just as suddenly, ENGAGED!! argh

  • Beth
    2019-03-01 01:00

    I love this Author, but I thought this book was average.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-12 03:47

    Roe is definitely growing on me. I am enjoying her story, and am ready to read more.

  • Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
    2019-02-22 03:44

    Are the heroines in mystery books always THIS STUPID? Because I'm smart but not like genius smart, and compared to me, Roe is a dumb-bum. At least that's how I felt by the end of this book.Seriously DO NOT CHASE DANGER. DO NOT BREAK INTO A MURDERERS HOUSE. CALL THE DAMN POLICE!Also this book made me feel like I'd been banished to adverb hell for awhile. The dialogue tags almost always had an adverb to explain further what the words meant (because apparently understanding the words themselves means you are a genius like me). This seems especially extraneous in an audiobook which is probably why I noticed it so much. I tried to tell the narrator to stop with the adverbs but she did not listen.Still it was well enough. Almost gave it lower star-age for the sheer stupid behavior of Roe near the end of the book.

  • Elisa Hordon
    2019-03-10 04:56

    Another brilliant Aurora Teagarden mystery

  • Magpie67
    2019-03-02 04:57

    Another light and entertaining cozy mystery by Charlaine Harris. 3rd in the series and not my last one to read. Aurora Teagarden is a delightful character who seems to attract murder and mayhem in her life. She also has a knack for solving the crime in a simple yet elegant way. Thumbs up for this series!

  • Nancy Ellis
    2019-03-16 02:55

    Another light and enjoyable adventure with Aurora Teagarden. I enjoy the humor the author manages to include to give us laughs throughout the story. The most entertaining part of this book is the cat's visit to the vet!

  • Heather Gilbert
    2019-03-18 00:45

    The more I read this series, the more I enjoy it. This was a fun one to try to figure out.

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2019-03-17 00:06

    I pretty much forgot everything about the first two books in this series over the years, but didn't remember them overly impressive. Now this one I definitely enjoyed - Martin is a dreamboat and I loved the twists and turns on a personal level. The mystery is bizarre but Roe isn't actively solving or discovering anything, so it feels like a side story until the ending when a solution pops up. The book does have her house hunting and other stuff so some may see this as downtime, but Harris tends to write about everyday life routines well in all her stories. Personally I didn't have any issue staying involved with the story, and small doses of humor helped. Full review to come.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-10 06:08

    Aurora Teagarden is trying to decide if she wants to go in to her mother's real estate business by going with her to house showings. The first showing they find a dead woman in a bedroom, which proves that it has something to do with the real estate world. Aurora gets involved in helping solve the murder and her new relationship. An interesting book in the Teagarden series.

  • Karen B.
    2019-03-13 04:38

    January 2018 was my second reading of this. I decided to re-read it because I am going through the Aurora Teagarden mysteries.Aurora is trying her hand at real estate, working for her mother. On her first showing she discovers a body. A second real estate agent is murdered and Aurora is out to find the identity of the murderer.She also meets Martin Bartel in this book and immediately sparks fly and there is chemistry between the two. Finding these two bodies is one of the things that turns Aurora off to becoming a real estate agent. That and the math, having to know the figures for down payments, escrow, etc. does not seem her thing.I enjoyed the budding romance between Aurora and Martin.

  • Anna (Curiosity comes before Kay)
    2019-03-17 03:54

    Don't know how I somehow managed to skip rating/marking the second book as read?! This series is a fast read, Roe is kind of a weirdo (and not that likeable sometimes - almost like a stone age Sookie Stackhouse negative 2.0!), and I think I like the movies on Hallmark's Movies & Mysteries Channel better than the books...which I feel like a traitor admitting. But there it is, not that I won't read them all anyways.

  • Jim
    2019-03-01 06:03

    Better than the first two, but the mystery was deeper & wrapped up a little to fast. There was too much explanation at the end, not enough investigation. Found the killer & they spewed all, wrapping it all up too neatly. Otherwise, it was a better book. The characters are better developed & the writing seems tighter.

  • Brooke Mcgregor
    2019-02-18 21:56

    Three Bedrooms, One Corpse is about a girl named Roe Teagarden, aka Roe, who just quit her job at the library, inherited a lot of money from Jane and is now starting to become a realtor just like her mom. In the midst of all this, she is also trying to find house of her own. On the day of the Anderton house showing, Roe’s mom was falling behind schedule so she asked Roe to show the house for her. Things didn’t go according to plan with her first showing. As Row began to take a walk through of the house with Martin Bartell and his sister, she approaches one bedroom and she discovers the corpse of a fellow realtor, Tonia Lee Greenhouse, who had been strangled. At that moment, Roe realized that that she had to work hard to solve the crime. While working to solve the crime, sparks fly between Roe and Martin. Throughout the book, Roe and Martin try to solve the mystery while their love for one another grows stronger. On the night of the annual realtor's banquet, something interesting had caught her eye that changed everyone's thought about the case. Standing up to the killer meant risking her life to find proof and catch the killer, but at the end it paid off.[image error][image error]One a scale of 1-5, 1 star meaning this book was boring and 5 stars meaning this book was fantastic, I give this book 3 stars. I was expecting more mystery and suspense when reading this book. It was disappointing that Charlaine Harris felt that she to fill the middle of the book with so much romance rather than the mystery itself.** SPOILER ALERT**I thought the book was good and the beginning did a good job pulling me in. However, as the book progressed, it was focused more on Roe and Martin’s relationship instead of the mystery and suspense I was expecting. I was surprised to find out that Franklin was the killer because he was portrayed as a nice person. Roe was so shocked when she found out that Franklin was the killer, that she said “ I had to force myself back down in my seat. I gripped my hands together, willing them to be still.” I couldn’t connect with Roe when she put herself in danger by breaking into Franklin’s house to find evidence that he was the killer. Why would she put herself in a dangerous situation when she could have just called the police to help? In my opinion, the part when Roe broke into Franklin’s house could have been written differently. I feel like Roe made a bad decision by trying to prove she was right. I feel at the end of each book in this series , Roe always ends up getting hurt. In this book, Martin said to Roe that “ They cut your face. Maybe your nose is broken. Maybe your arm, too.”, which shows us how bad Roe had gotten beaten up while trying catch Franklin. To keep this book more of a mystery, I think that Charlaine Harris should of put less romance and more mystery. To keep the reader on the edge of their seats, there would have to be more interesting events , like exciting cliffhangers. I feel Charlaine Harris’ book, Three Bedrooms, One Corpse connects with her Harper Connelly series. The main characters, Harper and Roe, are both determined to find the killer. These two series are filled with action and suspense but also with a little romance. As Roe develops a relationship with Martin, Harper develops a relationship with Tolliver. I think it’s funny how in An Ice Cold Grave, which is apart of the Harper Connelly series, and Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, both Harper and Roe get attacked which leads to the outcome of the book. When Harper got attacked, she was forced to stay in town to finish solving the crime. Whenever Roe got attacked, she had left a note for Martin saying “ Franklin Farrell is the man who killed Tonia Lee Greenhouse”, which led Martin to come find Roe and it had helped Roe catch the killer. Although these books have good connections with one another, the overall plot was different. In Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, Roe found a corpse and has to discover why it was dumped in an empty house. In An Ice Cold Grave, Harper was struck by lightning and can now find dead people and determine how they died. [image error]Even though I liked this book, I could see why people would not want to read it. This book contained more romance than the actual mystery itself, which when reading the synopsis of the book was misleading. However, this book also deals with murder and death. If you are easily spooked, a different genre of book might be better suited for you.

  • Kelly-Marie
    2019-03-08 01:38

    Loved this novel I like the fact I had no clue who the murderer was actually thought it was someone else. I absolutely love roe as a character ❤️ however I'm slightly disappointed who she is seeing I can't put my finger on why that is but maybe there is a reason. Never want this series to end I always have connections with charlaine Harris main characters I feel part of their world. Like always Roe is at the center of danger when she figures out who murdered the women and puts her own life at risk. I read this while on the beach on holiday and i wouldn't want to spend it any other way than with my favourite author and aurora Teagarden! 5 star ⭐️ is my rating nothing less l!

  • Chicky Poo
    2019-03-20 22:52

    J'étais contente de retrouver Aurora, j'ai trouvé ce tome un peu plus abouti que les autres et j'ai apprécié de suivre ses pérégrinations tout au long du roman. Un bon tome qui me donne envie de continuer la série !

  • Robin
    2019-03-09 03:49

    These are cute and goofy. I usually read harder core mysteries like Sandford's Lucas Davenport series and these while still in the mystery category are far from those. I think it's the characters that are the most appealing. Ro is an odd duck but I like her and the people around her.

  • Elyse
    2019-02-28 03:42

    Another fun Aurora Teagarden mystery that Hallmark twisted in weird ways. I don't get why they have to change small details, like Aurora wears glasses but not in the movie, or Aubrey Scott's name got flipped to Scott Aubrey, Martin's hair is supposed to be white, who cares if he's an older man? Anyways, I did like Aurora and someone (remain nameless!) and their feisty, steamy little thing going on! I was surprised by it but I actually loved it because I wasn't expecting it. I've also been surprised by every mystery in every book. I never know who-dun-it!! But it makes sense once it's revealed! Dang, Charlaine, you're good!

  • Amy
    2019-03-17 03:00

    Another great little mystery! I loved getting back to Lawrenceton and finding out what was going on in Roe’s life! And again, I didn’t know who the culprit was til the very end!

  • Gawelleb
    2019-03-17 03:47

    Je préfère le Martin des adaptations ... Ici rien ne me parait naturel ... bon ce n'est pas pour autant que je vais m'arrêter en si bon chemin, j'aime bien Aurora!

  • Suzan
    2019-02-23 22:44

    Really enjoyed this book, loved new character Martin!

  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    2019-03-16 23:58

    As you (probably now) know, I've been having a great time getting stuck into this series. I really enjoyed the first and second books, and have become very fond of Roe. As well as her town of Lawrenceton, and the strange mix of people who seem to have so many secrets.Since Roe quit her job at the library, she's got a bit of spare time on her hands, so she decides to hang around Select Realty, which happens to be her mother's business. She wants to see if she likes it, and maybe then she can pursue a career in the field. This makes her mother very happy. Roe's love life seems to be stable. She's been dating the minister, Aubrey, for a while now and they've settled into some kind of a routine. One that lacks a little excitement and has her more frustrated than anything else.When her mother asks her to show a house to a prospective buyer, two things happen that'll change the path of Roe's life: (1) she finds a corpse lying naked in the empty house, and (2) she meets Martin Bartell. After this, she decides that the realty business really isn't for her, and that she wants Martin in a way she's never wanted anyone before. Is it love at first sight? Or just a matter of lust at first sight because things aren't going as well with Aubrey as she likes to make herself believe?Not only does she eventually work through the matters of the heart--in an unexpected way that I really didn't see coming--but when a second female Realtor is killed and dumped in a different empty house, she finds herself in the middle of yet another murder mystery. Who's killing these female realtors and then dumping them inside these houses, and why? When Roe eventually puts all the clues together and actually figures out who did it, she puts her own life on the line... and once again comes out hurt at the end.Three Bedrooms, One Corpse was as much fun as the other books in this very cool mystery series. Charlaine Harris sure knows how to write--not only a good and interesting mystery book--but also an intriguing series that has me totally hooked. I love how she puts poor Roe through so much. I also like that this former librarian seems to fall in and out of love, only to throw herself into another doomed romance.Will Martin, the older and very mysteries man who gets her blood pumping, be the one to tame her heart? Or will things once again come to an abrupt end? And where's Robin Crusoe? I can't help wondering if he'll ever return to confuse her all over again...I've now started the fourth (and final book in this omnibus) but I'm really glad that there's still a second omnibus coming out early next year. Can't wait!

  • Syrdarya
    2019-02-23 01:43

    I gave Charlaine Harris and Aurora Teagarden more leeway with the first two books, but this entry had real problems. Aurora is very shallow and whiny and I find it very difficult to like her in this book, especially the way she thinks about her pastor boyfriend Aubrey and then her new boyfriend Martin. I have to think that something is being saved up for a book further along in the series regarding Martin, because he's referred to as dangerous by several characters and he's very possessive and strange about Aurora (getting upset about her new diamond and amethyst earrings being upstaged at an event? eh?) and there was something very off about the encounter with Sam Ulrich and for once Aurora didn't think enough about something that someone said there.Moreover, are there realtors that will show a house without electricity after dark? I can't imagine they would have a good reputation.Breaking into someone's house to garner police attention and prove that person stole items from a bunch of houses for sale... really? And nary a thought about the police thinking you might have planted the evidence. Wow.This book was much weaker than the first two on the mystery front, and it also felt like a large setup for the following book.