Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden #5)
Part-time librarian and amateur investigator Roe Teagarden has good reason to ask herself this question when the remains of one of the Lawrenceton, Georgia police departments finest catapults into her flower bed. The my ...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
After a great series installment, we are back to a slightly plodding tale. The central mystery in this one is a bit ridiculous and felt forced and there wasn’t as much development of the regular characters as in the last book. In this book’s favor, the title is quite clever and it opened with bang, body tumbling out of the sky to faceplant in Roe’s front yard. I’m not giving up on my reread of this series, but I am remembering that there were some duds in the series and Roe isn’t as ...more
Another sweet and twisted glimpse into Aurora Teagarden's strangely complicated simple life.
Another great CH book. A fun mystery with great page turning writing and hidden gems to work out.
CH has a lot of hidden depths in her book that I feel require some working out sometimes. I feel several of the people Giving her earlier books bad reviews haven't realized sometimes she is being ironic on purpose and sometimes she is trying to explore real world issues and how many people felt at the time of wr ...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
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
I like this series despite the unevenness of some of the plotting - the first and third books a ...more
Okay, really though... It pains me to not like this because I love Charlaine Harris, and I will still read everything else she writes, but I cannot stand the main character Aurora. This is the 5th book in the Aurora Teagarden series and I have been forcing myself to work my way through the series because I feel like I need to know what happens to the characters even though they are irritating. I will probably take a break before ...more
Is this some kind of weird 90s southern picture of adventurous wifely womanhood? 2015 feminist Amy goes roar! This protagonist (although compelling for her librarianly qualities) is perfectly vexing! And - how do I put this - not that I hat ...more
Page 61- 'I was glad to see the black library patrons as white, I thought black kids were as cute as white kids, I worked as well with black librarians as white' this made me squirm as I read it.
She also has habit of comparing the beauty of woman to food which ...more
It was a quick and easy read. Enjoyable, and sometimes unintentionally funny. For example, a direct quote from the book...
"Perry had dark hair, which he wore in a fashionable brush cut on top and rather long on the sides and back."
Ormai sta diventando una saga sui suoi problemi di coppia e sulle sue insicurezze che una saga mystery! Ma sono quasi alla fine, perciò continuo... tanto per avere qualcosa da leggere nelle mie tante e lu ...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
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
Roe and her friend/bodyguard Angel are sunning themselves on her lawn one fine summery day, when a small plane drops ...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
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr ...more