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Real Murders Audiobook

Real Murders: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    abbejoan 11-23-09
    abbejoan 11-23-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Look elsewhere for an interesting listen."

    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.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 10-09-10
    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 10-09-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Uninterested"

    The detective is just a spectator with a gee whiz attitude. Very little girl.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    P. C..S. 07-07-10
    P. C..S. 07-07-10 Member Since 2002
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    "So lacking, in so many ways..."

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J. M. Sirley Oakland, CA USA 01-05-17
    J. M. Sirley Oakland, CA USA 01-05-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Well I guess it was ok"

    I've listened to a lot of Charlaine Harris' books and this one wasn't really doing it for me. For a murder mystery it just felt flat. I love her other stuff but this series, I'm just going to pass. Just my personal preference.

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    kittenslove Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-24-16
    kittenslove Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I was hoping for more."

    This book started strong, and gave me hope for the series. I did not guess the murder, which earns points in my book. The protagonist isn't the best character ever, and I'm not sure about this being a series I can get into. Overall, I'll give #2 a shot, but I'm hesitant to recommend to others.

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    Amazon Customer 12-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "fantastic!"

    Great book! CAN'T wait to listen to the next! Hoping she keeps the series up! check out the movies in Hallmark channel!

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    Sophia Rose 11-15-16
    Sophia Rose 11-15-16 Member Since 2015

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    "When Murder Gets Real"
    What made the experience of listening to Real Murders the most enjoyable?

    I thought the narrator enhanced the experience and helped me really see the people and what they were feeling better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Real Murders?

    Because I still had no idea who was the murderer, I found the big reveal and the motive particularly riveting.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Everything! I thought she matched well with this book and did a fab job narrating all voices. Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden was the sole perspective and she really brought Roe to life for me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    A scene at the end with Roe and her little brother. It was dangerous and intense.


    Any additional comments?

    This was book one in a series. I definitely plan to move on for the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MelOregon 11-13-16
    MelOregon 11-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good cozy, a bit dated."

    Good plot. Cozy based on real crime followers, which I am not into.

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    Schmanet 10-27-16
    Schmanet 10-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Very well written. Tasteful in descriptions of murder scenes. Very little cuss words, yay! Did not use the Lord's name in vain (if you are a Christian) and even a character prayed to the Lord. No yucky over the board love scenes either. I finally found a mystery writer I can listen to / read. Bravo on a job well done! The narrator is one of my favorites also!

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    TexasgirlinCali 09-14-16 Member Since 2015

    girls in the stacks

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    "Slow but steady"

    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.

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