Aurora Teagarden, the author's sweet, southern heroine (Real Murders, etc.), having lost her policeman lover Arthur to another, finds comfort in the substantial legacy willed her by Jane Engle- -even as she wonders at the strangeness of it, since they weren't close friends. Jane's small house is part of the legacy, and--in the aftermath of a break-in there--Aurora finds a skull hidden in a camouflaged window seat. The skull's identity and how it ended up in Jane's house comprise a puzzle that languishes until the final chapters...as Aurora relates details of her chatty encounters with friends and neighbors; shopping expeditions; dates with the local minister and getting-to-know-you sessions with Jane's pregnant cat Madeleine. A breezily written, harmless but insipid non-happening.