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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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    Shawn M Ahling 07-14-15
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    "These are fun"

    I like this series. If you want a break from brain food and just want a fun mystery- Aurora Teagarden delivers.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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 2017
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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
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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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    Poula H 06-13-17
    Poula H 06-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "When you like mysteries and need easy relaxation"

    This series is not for hard core mystery buffs but is great for some simple escape for folks that like a bit of mystery! It's a good listen for when you are doing other things while listening because you don't have to give your full attention to the story to stay involved.

    I love these books for getting through Saturday housework or gardening, they make the time fly as I listen and work through the story. The stories are light but good enough to keep your attention and have you wanting to know "who done it".

    Some have complained that there are holes in the structure and character development as well as the police procedure. These things are true; my rebuttal is that this is not a serious mystery where such things are very important, so them being missing here is minor.

    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bammerok 06-08-17
    Bammerok 06-08-17
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    "Good mystery!"

    Great surprise to meet an early Arthur Smith from the Midnight Series in this story. Looking forward to the next Teagarden book. I'm anxious to find out if the Murder Club is really disbanded. Never suspected the culprit, maybe because there were so many that could have done the deeds. Great narration.

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    ashley 04-27-17
    ashley 04-27-17 Member Since 2016

    mother of 3, wife to a wonderful man, SLP in Central TX, avid reader. I love to listen to/read mysteries, comedies...pretty much anything.

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    "great book"

    i really enjoyed this story. i didnt know "whodunnit" at all. The narrator did a good job with the voices, too.

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    Stefanie M. 03-06-17
    Stefanie M. 03-06-17
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    "Recording is great, but chapters are labled wrong."

    Narrator does a great job, and the book is suspenseful and detailed. It is more than a little irksome that it only shows five chapters, however, and yet all the book is there. You won't be able to really search for your place, however, if you are reading somw and then listening some, because you won't be able to look up the proper chapter. You have to just fastforward ormrewind until you find where you stopped. Audible, please fix this!

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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
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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