The Julius House: A missing family casts a shadow over Aurora "Roe" Teagarden's marriage, after her husband Martin Bartell gives her the Julius family house as a wedding gift. Three bedrooms, one corpse: Armed with a hefty inheritance, librarian-turned-real-estate-agent Aurora "Roe"Teagarden finds that her first showing is murder. In the elegant master bedroom lies the quite dead body of a fellow realtor. A bone to pick: Had sweet, fragile silver-haired jane Engle murdered someone and put the victim's skull in her window seat? Real murders: Aurora, librarian and member of a club devoted to the study of famous crimes, has prepared a speech for the Real Murder Society. But a murderer steals the show with a real-life re-enactment of the case she has chosen, casting one of the club member as victim.