Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #1)
Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime-until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other...more
Aurora is pretty plain and boring, even without her being a librarian. She lives alone and doesn't even have a pet. She's 28 and...more
It is an OK series. The plotlines are entertaining, but the editing, in a word, SUCKS.
The names of the characters (last names) get screwed up, the spelling errors are abundant, the prose doesn't flow, and it makes you stutter as you read it.
That being said, I did enjoy the series. I read five of the books in one night. Easy read. Good brain dump.
Harris' Harper Connolly series is much better and with a lot fewe...more
This book was sparely written, in descriptions of the setting as well as development of the characters. One or the other I could have forgiven if blown away by the remainder, but not both. It seemed like a book tha...more
Both female characters, Sookie and Aurora (not sure about the other two), have mentioned more than once about not having a boyfriend and being lonely and envying people who do date, both want babies, neither one feels comfortable sleeping around, both feel they should be more religious than they are, and it gets old really fast. (B...more
Overall I enjoyed this book. I was hoping that Aurora...more
That said, the Aurora Teagarden series is not the one I'd recommend to first-time readers. In it, I miss the darkness of the Lily Bard novels and the manic fun (and sex scenes!) of the ridiculously famous Sookie Stackhouse novels. However, it is nice to find a Harris novel I could recommend to Grandma - if Grandma liked mur...more
It was terribly disappointing.
Aurora is incredibly dull. No, not because she's a small town librarian. There's just no personality there. She doesn't seem to have any habits or hopes & dreams or anything.
I think in the hands of another author, there is a lot of potential for a cute librarian with a quirky name! Sadly, Charlaine did not do this character justice.
Same goes for the two...more
Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime-until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal "copycat" killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the mem
All the club members are...more
The Aurora series certainly has the same flavor that Harris used later in the Stackhouse series - a quiet small town with multiple generations and long memories. I like that flavor, so this was an okay read for me. The mystery went along at a good clip, and because I had knowledge of true crimes I was actually able to guess a few things...more
Aurora Teagarden is a librarian in Lawrencetown, Georgia. She is also a member of the "Real Murders Society", a group of local folks who get together to discuss and dissect old murder cases.
On the night of a meeting when Aurora is to present a murder she's selected, someone decides to re-create that exact case, murdering another m...more
Una trama degna di Agatha Christie quella di Real Murders, dove non mancano suspense e la giusta dose di adrenalina oltre ad una certa quantità...more
Vista la notorietà di Charlaine Harris, conosciuta per il famoso personaggio di Sookie Stackhouse, sulla quale è stata prodotta la nota serie televisiva trasmessa anche in Italia (True Blood), ho deciso di leggere questo romanzo a colpo sicuro.
Avevo bisogno di una buona...more
I don't often read mysteries nowadays, but I loved the narrator's voice so much, it sucked me right in. I love librarian Aurora Teagarden, her intelligence, her sense of humor, and her deeply grounded, common sense attitude combined with her barely-hidden desire for adventure. I love her mom and her community, and for once, I'm actually really enjoying the love triangle Aurora is in.
(Normally, I really dislike love triangles and just have to shrug and cope with them when they appear...more
Real Murders is the first book in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series and begins with the monthly Friday night meeting of the Real Murders Club. This is a group of people that get together to study, read and analyze old murders, argue for the conviction or against, or present suspects if never solved. I...more
I was very pleasantly surprised to read this book and realize that Charlaine Harris is anything but a one-style-writer. Still in easy to read language, still patterned after the people you meet everyday, but with the upgrade to good research, a higher level of language,...more
Set in Lawrenceton, Georgia, growing yes, but still with a small town mentality. Aurora grew up and still lives there and is the stereotypical librarian of fiction, at least in the beginning. She has an interest in crime, famous cases of the past and is a member...more
Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden is a single, twenty-eight-year-old librarian who lives in the small town of Lawrenceton. She lives in an apartment by herself--which happens to belong to her mother, so she also manages it--and has an odd interest in true crime. Actually, she's part of a little group called Real Murders. Th...more
Una porcheriola ogni tanto me la devo proprio leggere, è più forte di me, ne ho bisogno per placare una certa perversa attrazione per il trash che non sono mai riuscita a soffocare. Non che questo libro sia così terribile, tuttaltro, semplicemente va affrontato partendo dall'idea che si voglia leggere qualcosa di leggero, scorrevole, abbastanza particolare da suscitare un certo coinvolgimento ma decisamente poco impegnativo in toni e contenuti.
Con questo criterio mi ero accostata alla saga di S...more
Aurora belongs to a club for true-crime buffs, where the first body is found. Someone is taking the crimes they study as blueprints, for a game that is all too real.
REAL MURDERS is notable for having no clues from which to figure out the killer, until the climactic event. In the meantime we can enjoy Aurora and her mother, her neighbors, and her two suitors: Robin the mystery writer, and Arthur the policeman. The...more
La acción se desenvuelve en un pequeño pueblo llamado Lawrencenton, en Georgia y nuestra protagonista es Aurora Teagarden, una bibliotecaria aficionada a los libros de crím...more
I enjoyed it, and I laughed when I recognized some of Harris' favorite phrases ("I asked politely," "I slapped on some makeup," etc.). Though not quite as lively as Sookie, Roe is an interesting character with multiple men interested in her and a tendency to get caught in the middle of violent situatio...more
Aurora Teagarden is a young librarian in a small satellite town near Atlanta. She is also in a group called Real Murders that studies old unsolved murders. Then Aurora finds a corpse at one of the meetings posed to look like the scene they were to discuss that night. Then more people die, all staged to look like famous cr...more
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more