Real Murders

An Aurora Teagarden Mystery

Harris, Charlaine

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Real Murders
A society of crime buffs discovers a mutilated body in their clubhouse kitchen and the town librarian suspects a fellow member because the crime closely resembled the club's "murder of the month."

Published: New York : Berkley Prime Crime 2010, c1990.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime hardcover ed.
ISBN: 0425239683
Branch Call Number: F HAR
Characteristics: 290 p. ;,21 cm.


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Aug 14, 2012
  • kellibaker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So good! I kept looking for traces of Sookie Stackhouse in Roe because that had been my entire Charlaine Harris experience before this book. Once I was able to stop myself from doing that, I really enjoyed it. A very interesting plot and mystery.

Jun 19, 2012
  • kellibaker rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It took me a while to get into this book because I love the Sookie Stackhouse series and had a hard time getting myself out of that universe for a Charlaine Harris read. Once I was able to get past that, I really enjoyed it! The plot was entertaining and I found myself drawn to Aurora Teagarden and wanting more by the end, so I immediately checked out the next in the series when I finished. It might not be the most intellectually stimulating book I've ever read, but it doesn't need to be. It is fun. Just what I needed to get me through the late night feedings during my son's first weeks.

Mar 18, 2012
  • Kirb rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Just finished it on my Kindle. Good story, keeps you guessing.

Feb 05, 2012
  • Carmine1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A quick read but also a really good whodunit!

Jan 21, 2012
  • astrella rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The first Aurora Teagarden (librarian) mystery. Solidly written & plotted. Each of Harris' series are markedly different from one another, and this series is the closest to a traditional who dunnit.

Sep 11, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was surprised that I didn't really like this book all that much. I love the Sookie Stackhouse books so thought I would love these too. But the pace is slow, the writing a little childish, and Ms. Harris never manages to capture interest with her plot or her characters.

I'll probably read more of these books when I need a predictable, boring read to help transition me to sleep...maybe.

Dec 26, 2009
  • Elizaanne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very good murder mystery. Charlaine Harris does not disappoint.


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Sep 09, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Sep 10, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is your typical librarian: thick, coke-bottle glasses, long brown hair, sensible librarian-like clothes, single, lives in a small town - you get the picture. She doesn't have much of a social life and has resigned herself to having her Saturday nights free. But, once a month, on Fridays, she meets with her fellow murder-mystery enthusaists and they discuss a real murder. This Friday it is Roe's turn to present the case of the Wallaces. She spent hours preparing and arrives a little early at the community center to make sure that everything is ready. However, she cannot find the woman who unlocked the building, laid out the cookies and coffee and set up the chairs. When she does find her, she wishes that she hadn't as she has been murdered and displayed in the kitchen in a gruesome fashion. Even though Roe is in shock, she cannot help but notice that this murder bears a startling resemblance to the Wallace case. Could one of the club members have taken their little hobby a little too far? When other bodies begin to pile up, all copycat murders from famous past crimes, Roe cannot help but wonder which victim she resembles.


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Sep 09, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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Sep 09, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Yes, I said, and took a deep breath. "Yes, they were really bad people. they were rotten apples. They were nice on the outside but full of worms on the inside." Roe to her brother Phillip

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