Last Scene Alive (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #7)
The revelations at the end were a little odd and out of left field, but I've come to expect that. The various culprits were completely obvious though, being telegraphed from dozens of pa...more
Robin Crusoe, famed author and o...more
Aurora's still dealing with the aftermath of losing Martin some time past and this volume is where she shakes off the depression of her widowhood and dives back into life. Of course, it's also the precise point when she comes up against the film crew, stirring up bad memories for Roe while bringing excitement to the re...more
If we're going to be honest about it, I have to admit I have a bit of an addiction to murder mysteries and thrillers. I'm not entirely sure why...anyway. I found this Charlaine Harris novel waiting on the Newly Arrived shelf at the library, and I couldn't help but take a peek.
I loved Harris's previous work (mostly The Sookie Stackhouse stories), but I always had a bit of an issue with a) her female characters and b) her narrative. The second isn't as annoying as t...more
In Last Scene Alive Aurora is now a widow and still coming to terms with the situation. Some years previously she and a friend Robin Crusoe investigated a series of murders. Robin wrote a book about it and now it is to become a movie with location shooting in her home town - Lawrencetown.
No prizes for guessing...more
after: This was as good as #'s 1-5. I still cannot forgive the 6th book, but I'm not the forgiving type. I guess for some people grief is just another part of life and not the perminantly soul crushing experience I've always found it. Still, I re...more
It makes me miss my Collegedale Library, the descriptions of the small library there in Lawrencetown.
I still can't t...more
How she gets into the stuff she gets into is something to gossip about. My girlfriend told me recently I should just make yo-yos (a quilting project) and stay out of trouble. That made me think of Roe. She should stay at home and make yo-yos but then we wouldn't have much fun reading about how life just smacks her in the face and she has to do something about it!
Sure wish that Harris would take time out t...more
In the first installment of the Aurora Teagarden series, Real Murders, the small town of Lawrenceton, Georgia, was beset by a series of horrific murders. Librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden teamed up with true crime writer Robin Crusoe to catch the killer, and the results of their investigation have gone down in Lawrenceton history.
Now Robin is back in town, set to begin filming the movie version of the terrible events of so many years ago. Of course he's not alone-he brings with him a cast and
A movie company comes to town to film the events from the first book that author Robin Crusoe (yeah, she really named a character that) turned into a bestseller. Robin returns along with Martin's jerky son Barrett and murder ensues. Along with some actual sex details instead of the usual "we ran upstairs" or "he made it up to me" like hints. The side mystery was also a good one so, all in all, I enjoyed this a lot.
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more