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A Fool and His Honey (Aurora Teagarden #6)

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Charlaine Harris—#1 New York Times bestselling author—delivers a “strong and authentic” (The Mystery Reader) Aurora Teagarden Mystery. Though Roe has proven she can handle just about anything, this part-time librarian may not be ready for the full-time crises that comes her way…

Aurora Teagarden’s life finally seems to have settled into a comfortable pattern. Her marriage
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Hardcover, 261 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Berkley (first published September 13th 1999)
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Doris Johnson Me, too! I'm bummed... It almost makes me wanna stop reading the series... I was ecstatic that she'd had a fair chance at love, and such a great guy,…moreMe, too! I'm bummed... It almost makes me wanna stop reading the series... I was ecstatic that she'd had a fair chance at love, and such a great guy, too!!!(less)
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Kristin
Aug 16, 2010 Kristin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Die-hard Charlaine Harris fans; I wouldn't even recommend it to Aurora Teagarden fans
I've really been enjoying this series. Aurora is a cute, fun protagonist. But ever since she's married Martin Bartell, it's driven me crazy. I don't see the chemistry between them at all, and he's just a jerk. Then Harris adds these mysterious things in his past that do absolutely nothing for the story. Then in this installment, he suddenly begins treating her (even more) like a stupid woman who's there to serve and take care of him. It drove me absolutely crazy. In the first few books, Aurora w ...more
Kathy
Aug 24, 2010 Kathy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think I'm just reading these to say I finished the series at this point. This book finds Roe's husband's niece showing up at her front door with a baby no one knew she had. The niece disappears, leaving the baby and a dead body behind. Roe and Martin then head back to his hometown to try to give the baby to some relatives. Any relatives, I think.

There were lots of deaths in this one, an implausible story and again with the final explanation right at the end. Also, a lot more of Roe feeling sor
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Aaron
Jan 06, 2010 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Local, part-time Librarian Aurora Teagarden is about to be pulled into a mystery that is almost too close to home. In fact, that is where the adventure starts. With winter setting in, Roe and her husband Martin have ordered some wood. The gentleman who was hired to bring in the wood seems to totally go nuts while doing so. After being led away by the police, it becomes clear that someone spiked his asprin.

And that is just the start of it. After Martin heads into work to do a couple of things bef
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Angela Criswell
Jan 05, 2013 Angela Criswell rated it really liked it
Warning: This review contains spoilers for this and the previous book in the series, Dead Over Heels.

Dead Over Heels was definitely not one of my favorites in this series. The mystery seems contrived--a body is pushed out of a plane to land in Roe's yard, and the fact that a couple of murders and assaults have arisen from someone's unrequited love for Roe feels artificial. Roe's complete obliviousness, meanwhile, is not at all Roe-like. A whole array of core characters have emerged out of Roe's
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Jim
Another good mystery, better than the previous book. Surprisingly, after 4 books, she suddenly got over her sudden wrap up, which I found annoying. Instead, she's added a bit more complexity with a second mystery along the way & then stretched out the finale. Still tied up as neatly, but not all in a single page. I liked it much better.
~☆~Autumn♥♥☽
Well, I am starting to recover from the shocking ending which I sure did not expect! She gives plenty of hints but I totally failed to pick up on them. It may take me awhile to get over this. I felt so sad for Aurora.
Yolanda Sfetsos
May 01, 2011 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I really enjoy this series. Every time I pick up the next book, I get totally captivated by what's going on in Roe's life, and can't believe just how much trouble she gets into.

Just when Roe is sure her day can't get any worse--after the handyman dropping off some timber flips out in her backyard--Regina, Martin's niece, drops in unannounced. With a baby. When no one even knew she was expecting. If that's not strange enough, the erratic behaviour of their dinner hosts adds to her list of worries
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Syrdarya
Oct 19, 2011 Syrdarya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Another lackluster Aurora Teagarden book. The best part was when Aurora's friend Sally tried to gently tell her that she was being selfish and Aurora flies off the handle and describes herself with harsh but appropriate language. Not that she learned anything from the conversation. The book seemed a little disjointed, with the majority of it focused on the disappearance of Martin's niece Regina and Aurora and Martin trying to take care of Regina's baby. Despite having friends who have plenty of ...more
Emily
Nov 21, 2011 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I don't think I liked this book. The people are all unlikeable, most particularly the main character. She really is just selfish and whines a lot. I appreciated one of the characters actually saying this to her face, but it doesn't seem to have helped as the author kept her very unpleasant. Also, how incredibly stupid to not go to the police with everything. You find someone you don't know in your house after someone is killed on your property? Call the police! You figure out the baby you aren't ...more
Lynn
Mar 29, 2015 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A Fool and His Honey is the 6th book in the Aurora Teagarden series. The Hallmark Mystery Channel is making TV movies based on this series of books. I decided to catch up and finish the series. It was good to be back again with Roe. I was surprised how much I remember from the previous books.

The book features strange behavior from a local man who wigs out while delivering wood. It features an unexpected house guest who also has a baby that was a complete surprise to Aurora and Martin. Then a mur
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Diane Vallere
Apr 26, 2017 Diane Vallere rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one made me laugh out loud and cry. Both while wedged between people on an airplane! Fave thing about this series is how the author allows major life changes from book to book. Following Aurora's life is a journey.
Hali Jacobs
Dec 17, 2016 Hali Jacobs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlaine Harris is a great author. I found this hard to put down. Aurora is a librarian and always finds herself in a murder mystery. Her niece leaves her baby with her and her husband Martin. She has to find out why and unravel the whole mystery. She finds herself in quite a predicament.
Lauren
Sep 25, 2009 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
NOOOOOOOOO!!!! This was a great book, but it doesn't mean that I have to be happy about what happened...I think I actually threw this book at a wall I was so upset...
Sharyn
Before there was Sookie, there was Aurora. I began reading this series when it first came out because Aurora Teagarden was a librarian, as was I. Also I like the southern charm of the series, as well as the mysteries. When I saw a new Charmaine Harris book was coming out, I ordered the audio book without really paying attention. When I started listening, I then noticed that after 10 years it was a new Aurora book, number 9. So after almost getting to the end, I went to the library to get the the ...more
Punk
May 29, 2014 Punk rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, ebook
Mystery. In one evening, Roe's had a naked guy dancing on her lawn, a dead guy on her steps, and a baby abandoned under her guest bed, and the day's not over yet.

There are at least four mysteries in this book and no one's trying very hard to solve any of them. Roe's common sense, one of the things I liked best about her, seems to have totally deserted her. They have a witness who knows more than he's saying and instead of grilling him or turning him over to the police, Roe defers to her husband
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Jenny Robinson
Mar 23, 2009 Jenny Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I have been cranking through the Aurora Teagarden books. At first I wasn't too big a fan. But book 3 they added Martin. I loved the chemistry and how much trouble she still seems to find herself in.
A fool and his honey is by far the best of the series. Of course you need to read the 2 books before, just since this whole book revolves around her relationship with Martin, and their issues.
It starts off with a good (odd) laugh, which continues to go throughout the book as a women who has never
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Kate
Feb 01, 2012 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've enjoyed the series up to this point, but this book is disjointed and incredibly slow-paced. Characters aren't developed so much as they are tools to reach a plot point. There is more casual racism and disdain for those to aren't as together as Aurora Teagarden sees herself. The number of times the main character complains about the rigors of taking care of a baby is ridiculous, all the while feeling sorry for herself that she cannot have a child of her own. The very coy way that any sexual ...more
Kim
Aug 31, 2015 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are great to read when you have the flu. Even foggy brains can handle them but I have trouble with several things that any good detective (or writer or editor) should have fixed. Roe's BFF's daughter has measles?? There were no measles in Harris County (Houston) in 1999 when this book was written and even so, surly she's not an antivaxer. The baby Hayden is supposed to be 2-3 weeks old and has a social smile and Roe hands him some plastic keys? Ummm... His developmental milestones are way ...more
Karin
After an odd incident with a handyman gone bonkers in her yard, Aurora (Roe) Teagarden has an unexpected guest- her husband Martin Bartell's niece, Regina shows up with her new baby that no one knew she was expecting. Roe and Martin have an important dinner they can't reschedule. When they return home to find a dead man's body, Regina missing and the baby hidden, they are flummoxed. What's more, the next morning they stumble across a sleeping man who has been hiding behind their couch. Desperate ...more
Xulieta NeveraDeLibros
Ya va quedando menos para terminar con esta saga de ocho volúmenes donde la querida e inocente Aurora se ve trágicamente envuelta en todo crimen perpetuado en la ya no pacífica Lawrecenton.

Un nuevo misterio asoma la pata por debajo de la puerta de la casa de Aurora y es que quién llama al timbre no es más que la sobrina de su marido Martin disfrazada de problemas, Regina. Para empezar aparece con un recién nacido del que nadie tenía ni idea, ni Martin ni Barby (su madre) ni ningún conocido de és
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Henry
Feb 27, 2017 Henry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Watched books 1-4 on the Hallmark Movie Channel and book 5 will premiere in March '17. Enjoy the series and book 6 did not disappoint.
Brooke
Aug 16, 2010 Brooke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aurora Teagarden's (Roe) life is feeling quite perfect lately. She loves her husband, although she thinks he works too much, and she loves her part-time job at the library. She hasn't even found any dead bodies lately, which is a relief to poor Roe, since she always seems to be a suspect. When her wood delivery guy goes crazy in her side yard, ripping off his clothes then proceeding to dance around and sing, Roe knows that things can only get worse from here. When Martin's niece shows up with a ...more
Genie
Jun 12, 2009 Genie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a tale that explores the lengths to which people will go to obtain what they desire; in this case the central figure is a baby. Roe and husband, Martin, are surprised when Martin's niece Regina arrives unannounced with a new baby. Returning home after a dinner party, Roe and Martin find Regina's husband, Craig, has been murdered in their yard, Regina is gone and the baby, Hayden, has been hidden under a bed. Roe is burdened with Hayden's care as she and Martin attempt to find Regina who ...more
Tatiana
This is book #6 in Aurora Teagarden Mysteries series. Martin’s troublesome niece, Regina, shows up on Roe’s doorsteps. Several hours later she disappears leaving behind a month-old baby and her husband’s corpse. Once again Aurora finds herself in the middle of a mystery.

This is definitely one of the better books in the series. Writing is very engaging as usual. I enjoyed seeing Roe interact with a baby which she thought she wanted to have so badly but couldn’t. I also thought the mystery itself
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Stephanie
this is the second time I've read this novel, but I didn't remember it until I was a ways through it.. the first time was a few years ago. (I've read a few books since then. lol)
I now understand all the backstory in this novel, all the reasons the characters do the things they do, and the reasons Roe was always so mad at her husband Martin. It's too bad he had to die, at the end of the novel. It hit me only slightly less hard, this time.
I have to say, I hate that the husband has do die, in order
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Anna (Curiosity comes before Kay)
At least we no longer have to deal with Martin. I felt like Roe became more of a smug, entitled bitch after she got together with him. That said, the events of this book at least seemed to make her realize her attitude problem, and brought her down a peg or two. So at least now I might be able to read the next three books without wanting to slap her upside the head. I feel like she has a more pronounced version of whatever self-righteous personality disorder Sookie Stackhouse was a carrier of -- ...more
Elfren Goicochea
Aug 09, 2015 Elfren Goicochea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro fue muy sorprendente, amé la forma de escribir de Charlaine y en este momento acabo de ser trolleado con que acabo de leer el sexto libro de una saga sin haber leído los cinco anteriores.
Aunque creo que no importa si no lo hice, porque en realidad creo que no te spoileas de nada importante con hacerlo, la verdad a mi no me paso. En fin este libro tuvo una muy elaboración, no me aburría porque el avance estaba muy bien para mi gusto y el final me dejó completamente shockeado y lo que
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Judy
May 05, 2009 Judy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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Jennifer
WHAT. THE. HECK??!!?!?

What was Harris thinking?? I am convinced she was taking some of those little white pills that Ellen What's-Her-Face was drugging people around town with. That's the ONLY way to explain the sheer absurdity of this book. Aurora is written so wildly out-of-character that she is frankly unrecognizable. And the ending is such a huge cop-out that it is as laughable as it is disappointing. I can't even bring myself to give this book one star.
Georgiann Hennelly
This is the first Aurora Teagarden book i have read. I enjoyed it. Aurora loves her husband and her part time job at the library. When her wood delivery guy goes crazy in her sideyard. Ripping off his clothes and singing and dancing . Aurora knows things can only get worse. When Martin's niece shows up with a baby and than disappears leaving the baby and a dead body. Roe and Martin must travel to Ohio where his family is from. They need answer's and they need someone to take care of the baby.
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr
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