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Last Scene Alive: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (Aurora Teagarden #7)

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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 fil
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Published August 3rd 2002 by Minotaur Books (first published 2002)
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This was the first Aurora Teagarden book I read, and I thought reading the series would make me like the character more, but instead I pretty much detest her. The mystery itself is okay, but Aurora's internal monologue drove me crazy for the entire book. I also really noticed how she's always dressing in shades of yellow, orange, brown, or dark green, and the description of the clothes make her sound like she's twenty years older than she is. The other characters also seemed to dress in these co ...more
The last one available at this time, it's better than the rest, but I wouldn't suggest reading them out of order. You can, but there is a lot of history to catch up on. She did much better at creating a mystery & not just one, yet still kept the same style. It's not quite the same kind of candy book as the first of the series & certainly showed her maturing as a writer. It's still light & engaging, a fun read with no pretensions to be anything else. A good mystery with a bit more rom ...more
Xulieta NeveraDeLibros
Tras el dramático final del anterior libro de la saga estaba deseando leer más de mi carismática Roe. Estaba intrigada sobre todo por el camino por la que la llevaría la escritora y como haría que afrontase cada uno de los obstáculos puestos en medio tras la tragedia...

En este séptima entrega los habitantes de la localidad de Lawrenceton se ven obligados a revivir los asesinatos llevados a cabo en el primer libro "Unos asesinatos muy reales" ya que el caótico y excéntrico mundo de Hollywood deci
Quick read which I found by chance in the library. Read the previous books in the series and what I like is that Aurora's life isn't perfect, and she doesn't make ridiculous leaps of reasoning when solving a crime. Often it's a chance encounter or a conversation, or in some cases a blow on the head.
Aurora Teagarden's past is back to haunt her, and this time it is preparing to go onto the small screen. Roe's first opportunity to deal with murder first-hand was when she was in the Real Murders group, a number of local residents of Lawrenceton, Georgia, with an interest in true crime. Things got a little out of hand when certain members decided to make true crime something more to read about. Those adventures made up the first book in this series, Real Murders.

Robin Crusoe, famed author and o
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Decepcionada me he quedado tras su lectura. Esta no es una saga que haya comenzado a leer desde el principio y aunque se pueda leer de forma independiente he sentido desconexión con sus personajes.

De todos modos no le daré una oportunidad a la saga, aunque sí a la autora con su saga de vampiros a ver si la cosa mejora en esa.
The Flooze
With book 7, Charlaine Harris brings Aurora back around full circle. She's single, she's entrenched in the movie version of the events that started the series, and lo and behold, Robin Crusoe is back on the scene. But although there are many similarities between Roe then and Roe now, we're keenly aware of how much she's changed. By her own admission, she's a kick butt rich widow who's not afraid to be blunt and more than a little eccentric.

As always, one thing never changes: Roe is a mini murde
This Aurora Teagarden mystery takes up after Roe becomes a widow. As she is still going through stages of grief and missing her deceased husband, she finds that her life has become somewhat sterile. When an old friend, Robin Crusoe comes to town along with a film crew to shoot the story of the murders Roe and her true crime book club were involved in, she finds herself unwillingly drawn into the process. When the star chosen to portray Roe is murdered, she finds herself involved in the who and ...more
Un libro más lento que los anteriores que tenían como protagonista a Roe Teagarden, pero es que era necesario. Roe tiene que superar muchas cosas y eso no es fácil, así que en este libro sacrificamos un poco de acción para verla evolucionar, sentir... y se agradece. Después de 7 libros ya me parece que Roe es casi de la familia y francamente el anterior libro me gustó más bien poco, primero porque Roe ni parecía ella misma y luego por el acontecimiento final, que me cabreó mucho. Así que me aleg ...more
Michelle Wardhaugh
before: This is the reason I read books in a specific order. I might not ever open this one up if it weren't "next on the stack," even though I've had it for over two years. After #6, I'm not sure why the author decided to go forward with this character.
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
Dopo la morte del marito la vita di Aurora scorre lenta e senza grandi emozioni, fin quando in città non arriva una troupe televisiva per girare un film sugli omicidi che la videro coinvolta insieme alla sua ex fiamma Robin Crusoe.
Quando la star del film viene trovata morta le cose in città si complicano e la stessa Roe viene aggredita e rischia la vita...
L'ultima scena è il settimo e penultimo volume della saga di Aurora Teagarden, anche se ad oggi non si sa ancora quando verrà pubblicato in It
The Cats Mother
The 3rd book of the 2nd omnibus finds Aurora recovering from losing her husband, and finding something new to get upset about - a movie crew has come to Laurencetown to make a film of Robin Crusoe's book about the murders featured in the first book in the series. It's more of the same smalltown observations, Roe getting all moralistic and judgemental, and solving the murder mystery again, and of course men falling in love with her despite her really odd taste in clothes and glasses...
I went to bed early last night and then I thought I’d just read for a few minutes. That was a bad idea, ‘coz I picked up a small book - Aurora Teagarden #7. These books are very easy to read and I should know that by now. I think it is actually harder to write such easy to read books.
Aurora still lives in the same small town. [I have missed a book but it didn’t take long to catch up.] When the events of book one took place, a writer, Robin Crusoe, lived in town. He wrote a best seller based on t
4.25 Stars Oh how I LOVE a Charlaine Harris book! I know I am in very good hands, that I am going to love the characters, the location, the story, the dialogue. I just get to sit back and escape into in this case Aurora Teagarden's world for a while. Heavenly bliss! In this outing an old flame of Roe's is back in town for the filming of a book he wrote about murder that occurred in Lawrencton, Roe's hometown, and in which Roe plays a role. Well, literally but not on screen. There is an actress p ...more
Maybe if I'd started with the first one of this series I would have liked this one, but it was definitely a disappointment. The main character is rather pathetic, constantly talking about her "independence" while turning to various men in her life and being rescued by other women. The mystery isn't terribly mysterious, even with multiple killers/plots. This one just isn't my cup of tea.
Roe continua la sua vita, nonostante la vedovanza. Solo l'arrivo in città di Robin Crusoe, il suo amico/corteggiatore che ha scritto un libro sui delitti di alcuni anni prima sembra risvegliarla dal torpore. E quando viene ritrovata morta l'attrice che doveva interpretare il ruolo di Roe, lei non può certo trattenersi dall'indagare...

Mi pare si sia consolata in fretta, la ragazza! Non che la biasimi, Martin non mi è mai piaciuto, troppo autoritario per i miei gusti.

* Cosa mai potrebbe accadere d
Aurora drives to the motel to meet Robin and the others for dinner; they depart for dinner in a van; Robin and Aurora leave the dinner in a cab, which takes Aurora to her home.
Next morning Aurora gets in her car and drives to the movie set.

Are there editors for paperback books?
I am not sure why I keep reading these Aurora Teagarden mysteries. Aurora is one of the most boring and annoying characters I have ever encountered. If Ms. Harris got rid of all the references to Aurora cleaning her house, putting on make-up and picking out the perfect dress to wear the book would have been half as long. The only redeeming quality for the book was the actual murder mystery which is the only reason I finished this book and gave it two stars. The only other redeeming quality for t ...more
Helene Harrison
ISBN? - 9781409147282

Genre? - Mystery / Crime

Characters? - Aurora Teagarden / Aida Teagarden Queensland / John Queensland / Robin Crusoe / Will Weir / Patricia Bletsoe / Celia / Melinda

Setting? - Lawrenceton (U.S.A.)

Series? - Aurora Teagarden #7

Title? - Scene refers to the Hollywood element.

Character Analysis? - I miss Martin as Aurora's husband as I don't like Robin as much, but I'm still glad that he's changed from the first book as he seemed a bit wet. I think that the idea of Robin being in
Yolanda Sfetsos
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Still grieving from the death of her husband, Aurora (Roe) Teagarden was taken a little by surprise with the arrival of Robin Crusoe, her former neighbor and a man she had once dated. Knowing that he had written a book based on the strange murders that had happened in her hometown several years ago didn‘t help, and now the tv movie was about to be filmed in the middle of downtown Lawrencetown. Everyone seemed to be excited about the movie industry being in town, except Roe. She knew that a lot o ...more
Chance Lee
I liked this one better than the last one, glad Roe wasn't whining about a baby the whole time. It was nice to return to Lawrenceton too. I would have liked a little more of the townspeople and a little less of the movie people, but oh well. The book was slim and moved at a fast pace. That's all iI really wanted.

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
It's been more than a year since horrible events have left Roe without a husband, and she is still in mourning. Her huge home is like a tomb and all she wants is to be alone in it. A movie production company comes to town to film a movie based on books about murders that happened in Lawrenceton written by (her ex-sometimes lover) Robin Crusoe. The locals are thrilled to have the movie being shot in Lawrenceton, but Roe knows it will bring much unwanted attention. When the lead actress, the one p ...more
Jeff Cothern

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

Silvia Marcaurelio
Settimo libro della saga di Aurora Teagarden, la bibliotecaria detective creata dalla penna di Charlaine Harris. Aurora “Roe” Teagarden la ritroviamo ad un anno esatto dalla perdita di suo marito, l’adorato Martin, a condurre una vita non vita, col solito lavoro in biblioteca, la solita messa domenicale, i soliti pranzi e cene con fratelli, nipoti e cognati acquisiti con il matrimonio della madre con John Queensland. Questa monotonia viene interrotta dall’arrivo a Lawrenceton di una compagnia ci ...more
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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
Last Scene Alive is the seventh novel in the Aurora Teagarden series by American author, Charlaine Harris. Almost a year after Martin’s death, Roe is going through the motions of life when Hollywood comes to town to shoot scenes for a two-part TV movie of Whimsical Death, Robin Crusoe’s novel about a serial killer in Lawrenceton (see Real Murders, the first Aurora Teagarden mystery). Roe has mixed feelings about Robin’s arrival, and is not at all happy about the movie, even though it is bound to ...more
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Janice Liedl
Aurora's come full circle in this story - Robin Crusoe's back in Lawrenceton as part of a TV-movie crew, filming his bestseller take on the mystery that started the series rolling.

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
One thing bothered me the whole time: is the book/movie called "Whimsical Death" or "Whimsical Murders"? Because they really needed a continuity editor there, since it was called each at least twice. Not that this in any way detracted from the fun of this book. I did figure out the part about the library assistant, but not the murderer. Oh, Ms. Harris, you are good. I will miss the character of Roe, maybe now that the Sookie-verse is gone, you will go back and write another in this series?
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Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.

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