Search Results: "Charlaine Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP LIKE A BABY by Charlaine Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Harris writes cozies to reckon with. But her world is surprisingly insular. Kids are often bullies or delinquents, Jewish neighbors whiny and demanding, African-Americans irresponsible or criminal. Can't Harris, who endowed Sookie Stackhouse with a fantastic array of vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, and fairies, spare some diversity for Lawrenceton?"
Librarian Aurora Teagarden copes with motherhood and murder. Read full book review >

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THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"Despite too much girl chatter (clothes, hair, etc.), labored plotting, and some dangling loose ends, there's compensation in the nicely done Southern, small-town ambience, the torrid affair sensitively handled, and the breezy, unpretentious style."
Aurora Teagarden (Roe for short), petite heroine of this amiable series (A Secret Rage, etc.) set in Atlanta exurb Lawrenceton, has left her library job after inheriting a house and other assets from her childless older friend, Jane Engle. Read full book review >

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A BONE TO PICK by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A breezily written, harmless but insipid non-happening."
Aurora Teagarden, the author's sweet, southern heroine (Real Murders, etc.), having lost her policeman lover Arthur to another, finds comfort in the substantial legacy willed her by Jane Engle- -even as she wonders at the strangeness of it, since they weren't close friends. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Reshelving periodicals would provide more joy than the latest adventure of Harris' plucky librarian, which provides scant detection and none of the domestic details series readers crave."
A Georgia librarian's first pregnancy is complicated by her brother's kidnapping. Read full book review >

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GRAVE SURPRISE by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2006

"Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy Harper's search for the truth and her changing relationship with Tolliver."
Being struck by lightning has given Harper Connelly (Grave Sight, 2005, etc.) the ability to find dead bodies and know what killed them—a spooky talent that earns her a living and places her in frequent danger. Read full book review >

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DEAD AS A DOORNAIL by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2005

"Sorting out her suitors leaves Sookie scant time to worry about why she's become a target: here, the mystery is swamped by the ongoing supernatural-soap-opera romance."
The Witch War may be over, but there's still danger aplenty for the supernatural citizens of Louisiana's Renard Parish. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE'S CHRISTMAS by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"Only Lily herself, in full attack mode, carries the day."
But it's neither Shakespeare nor Christmas, actually, since Lily Bard, the most formidable cleaning woman in Shakespeare, Ark., leaves her adopted hometown in the opening chapter to return to her family's queasy bosom in Bartley for her sister Varena's wedding, a Christmas Eve affair that's bound to upstage the usual round of holiday festivities. Read full book review >

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DEADLOCKED by Charlaine Harris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2012

"A dull, overly complicated entry in the swampy gothic romance that feeds fans and starves newcomers."
Vampires and werewolves and fairies, oh my: just another day in the life of Harris' navel-gazing southern belle. Read full book review >

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LAST SCENE ALIVE by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"A standard two-suitor with some pleasant local color but a thin plot."
If there's anything more entertaining than a string of serial murders, it's a network miniseries based on a string of serial murders. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR by Charlaine Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"The least convincing of the Shakespeare series, saved from total disaster only by Lily's still-intriguing persona."
Welcome once more to Shakespeare, the second most famous fictional town in Arkansas—home to Lily Bard, housecleaner to some of the best families in Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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DEAD OVER HEELS by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"More meat and less icing might help future episodes of Roe's eventful life."
More angst for the author's sweet southern heroine Aurora (Roe) Teagarden (Shakespeare's Landlord, p. 860, etc.), now married to mega-mogul Martin Bartell, working part-time at the library, and enjoying the friendship and security provided by Angel and Shelby Youngblood, who live in the apartment over the garage. Read full book review >

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SWEET AND DEADLY by Charlaine Harris
Released: June 30, 1981

"It all adds up to a nice, quiet debut—nothing special, but unpretentiously agreeable."
In the tiny southern town of Lowfield, Catherine Linton is recovering from the recent death of her parents in a car crash—the foul-play work of some unknown culprit. Read full book review >