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
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
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
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
Another sweet and twisted glimpse into Aurora Teagarden's strangely complicated simple life.
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
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
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
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
There's a bit of back story in the first couple of pages, along with introductions to a plethora of characters. After that, it's smooth sailing through a murderous sea, the tiller held by an intelligent and insightful woman whose physical characteristics (especially her hair) are repeated a few too many times for my comfort. But perhaps I'm nit-picking.
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
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr...more