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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THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION by Charlaine Harris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The previously unpublished novella is charming, but the rest of the book is for hardcore Sookie completists only."
After 11 novels in her Sookie Stackhouse supernatural mystery series, as well as an extremely popular TV adaptation (HBO's True Blood), Harris (Dead Reckoning, 2011, etc.) has provided her dedicated fanbase with this mostly superfluous companion work. Read full book review >

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ALL TOGETHER DEAD by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Harris's vampire series (Dead as a Doornail, 2005, etc.) is slated to become an HBO program that will presumably prune the excess verbiage that competes here with scores of fascinating characters."
No doubt about it: It's hard for a girl to lead a normal life when she's surrounded by vampires and shape-shifting Weres. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A neat surprise ending will reward Lily's ardent fans without winning new ones."
Another visit to Shakespeare, Arkansas, where housecleaner Lily Bard (Shakespeare's Christmas, 1998, etc.) takes comfort in her karate classes and in her lover, p.i. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE'S CHAMPION by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 1997

"Lily's stubborn, moody, gutsy persona holds it all together, and most readers will be with her to the finish."
The author's strong, often silent heroine, Lily Bard, and Shakespeare, Arkansas, her adopted hometown, in a second appearance (Shakespeare's Landlord, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE JULIUS HOUSE by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Hands down Roe's most bizarre adventure to date."
Georgia peach Aurora (Roe) Teagarden is set to marry Martin Bartell, the modern Gothic lover/stranger who swept her off her feet in Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (p. 176). Read full book review >