Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side - and its crime buffs. One of them 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.
As other brutal "copycat" killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects - or potential victims.
©1992 Charlaine Harris; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"An ingenious plot and sufficient flow of blood keep the pages flying....Harris draws the guilty and the innocent into an engrossing tale while inventing a heroine as capable and potentially complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray." (Publishers Weekly)
Definitely not up to Charlaine Harris's usual character strength with a weak and predictable storyline. Go, run, to the Lily Bard or Harper Connelly books, and leave Amanda Teagarten behind.
Somewhere between a Harlequin Romance and a Nancy Drew mystery, the word "mediocre" would cover it. The storyline is not credible, the characters one-dimensional and the ending,as unlikely a resolution as it is, provides the book's only moments of true tension.
girls in the stacks
Cute story about local librarian and the murder group she meets with. The ending was good and the whole book was lighthearted and easy. It's pretty slow but not enough to make me stop reading.
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
Charlaine does a great job of drawing you right into her stories. While Aurora gets beat out by my fave heroines, in order, Harper, Lily, & Sookie, these are definitely still worth your time.
Another great work of Ms. Harris's. The True Blood series is great, yet the Teagarden series is just as wonderful. I'm hooked on this series. Thanks again Ms. Harris.
I picked this up because it was on sale, and because I really liked the Sookie Stackhouse series. This is definitely some of Charmaine Harris ' earlier work and doesn't have the great plots and characters her Sookie fans have come to expect. It's a decent listen, and a good deal on sale, but only worth a full credit of you're a die hard Charlaine Harris fan.
I really enjoyed both the Harper Connelly series and the Sookie Stackhouse serious. I like Ms. Harris' work, but the woman who narrates this audio book did a horrible job.
This is only the third audio book I've listened to, but I'm almost turned off from any future. Most certainly will not be purchasing anything narrated by T Plummer.
Would not refer this audiobook.
Very predictable writing, cliche after cliche, painful to listen to. I couldn't even get through the whole thing. Don't waste your time. In fact, if you're reading this review, you've already wasted too much of your life on this book.
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