The Julius House (#4)

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Love at first sight turns into newlywed bliss for former librarian Aurora Teagarden—until violence cuts the honeymoon short… 

Roe has never been happier than she’s been since she met her fiancé, wealthy businessman Martin Bartell. Despite their differences in age and background, he seems to know exactly what she wants—like the Julius House. Roe has always been intrigued by its history—six years previously, the family who lived there disappeared, never to be seen again…

As Roe throws herself into renovating her wedding present, her misgivings about Martin’s rather murky past recede. But when she is attacked by an ax-wielding maniac, she begins to suspect that the secrets inside the Julius House—and her new marriage—could be deadly…


“A witches’ brew of decorous old bones, whiffs of international intrigue and helpful wedding tips, interspersed with nightly bouts of tasteful, enthusiastic offscreen coupling. Hands down Roe’s most bizarre adventure to date.”


“The best of the series to date. The author’s brisk, upbeat style keeps tension simmering under the everyday surface.”

Publishers Weekly

“THE JULIUS HOUSE is a different installment in the Aurora Teagarden series in terms of tone but it’s definitely just as gripping […] Mixing drama, mystery and a little bit of horror, THE JULIUS HOUSE is a frighteningly good read that will hook you in and refuse to let you go until you turn the final pages.”

Entertainment Focus

“Roe is so charming you will want to go back and read the first three in the series. I did.”

Mostly Murder

“If you like your mysteries with romance and Southern ambiance, you’ll like this one.”

Snoop Sisters Newsletter

“Fourth in this warm, endearing series […] Rose looks forward to investigating the mystery, decorating her new home, and enjoying married life. Then everything begins to unravel. Roe wonders about Martin’s secrets, distrusts the couple he installs in the garage apartment, and finds herself under siege, afraid she may share the fate of the Julius family.”

Grounds for Murder

“Refreshing […] Harris has a mastery of the difficult balance between lighthearted humor and serious concerns […] I, for one, can’t wait to see what Harris cooks up next.”

Arkansas Democrat & Gazette

“Told with a sense of humor and a light touch, this latest Aurora Teagarden mystery is quite a bit of fun.”

The Armchair Detective

“As with the her other books, Charlaine Harris offers the reader a host of interesting supporting characters, many amusing details about the mystery and a fun, fast read for those who enjoy this type of genre.”

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