Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #5)
Roe is in her yard with her bodyguard/friend, Angel Youngblood, trying to adjust her lounger while Angel mows the lawn, and a body falls out of the sky. The dead body of Detective Sergeant Jack Burns is thrown from a small plane and lands on the grass. He happens to be a cop who didn't like Roe much. He was alway...more
I have a fondness for Charlaine Harris after listening to one of the True Blood books. Naturally, when I saw her name, I thought, "Let's see if I can down load this!"
Dead Over Heels
Not a vampire or fairy or shapeshifter in the whole thing! But dead bodies and mayhem and humor abound! Yes, there has been a murder...how else do you get a body (sans parachute) enbedded in your yard! And right next to where you and your "friend"...more
Living in an apartment above their garage is Angel Youngblood and her husband Shelby. They were originally hired as bodyguards because of Martin's shady dealin...more
I was really disappointed in this. Aurora spends the entire book making poor decisions and being really oblivious about the mystery. While I like that these books change up the type...more
Tras el anterior libro nos encontramos con una feliz y casada pareja ya que Martin ha dejado atrás su pasado oscuro armamentístico y Aurora ha vuelto a trabajar en la biblioteca a tiempo parcial llenando lo...more
Aurora Teagarden has got to be the most annoying protagonist I have ever come across. I haven't found a redeeming quality in her yet and since she has to recite a mantra to herself that she "likes black kids as much as she likes white kids and black patrons as much as she likes white patrons," I'm starting...more
Moving on, this was definitely when the series jumped the shark. All this build up to who was doing all these horrible things, and then literally no explanation of why. I would've much preferred to find out WHY he was obsessed with Roe, what brought it about, how the other crimes were actually committed, etc. It only...more
Genre? - Crime / Murder / Mystery
Characters? - Aurora Teagarden / Martin Bartell / Angel Youngblood / Jack Burns / Shelby Youngblood / Arthur Smith / Lynn Liggett Smith
Setting? - Lawrenceton, Georgia (U.S.A.)
Series? - Aurora Teagarden #5
Title? - Dead Over Heels is a play on how the murder victim, Jack Burns, died - falling head over heels from an airplane to the ground, though it's later revealed he didn't actually die this way.
Character Analysis? - I love Aurora and Martin...more
Although the characters in this book are kind of flat, the plot is engros...more
One slight editorial cock up .... Jack burns had not seen Roe for 2 years since the incident in 3 rooms one corpse ....... Yet i finished Julius house the day before and he definitely was mentioned climbing up the ladder..... just saying!
and also what editor lets the phrases - mother'd and...more
In this book Roe (again) finds herself an epicenter of various crimes: a body is dropped onto her yard from an airplane; her bodyguard is found uncon...more
Soon after happily married Aurora Teagarden discovers her husband's shady past, the dead body of Detective Sergeant Jack Burns is unceremoniously dumped in her backyard by a small plane and she cannot help but wonder if it is related to Martin's secrets. 10,000 first printing.From Publishers Weekly
This uninspired addition to the Aurora Teagarden series (The Julius House, etc.) opens memorably with Lawrenceton, Ga.'s premiere librarian adjusting her lawn chair and observing Angel Youngblood, h
Roe and her friend/bodyguard Angel are sunning themselves on her lawn one fine summery day, when a small plane drops...more
Wasn't Paul Allison the same nice guy from Three bedrooms, One Corpse? The guy who wooed Sally Allison?
When did he suddenly become obsessed with Roe? When did he go crazy?
These are just a few of the many questions left unanswered from this book.
It would have been nice if they'd gone into Shelby/Angels relationship a little more. I'm confident the baby was Shelby's, but it'd have been nice if they'd given us the results of his checkup, etc.
It just skips so much!
I also di...more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more