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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MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"A little magic, a little mystery and a lot of imagination make for a story that is both fun and edgy, and some unresolved details will keep readers coming back for more."
An online psychic settles in Midnight, Texas, an unusual small town where all the residents have shadowy pasts and a lingering mystery brings unwanted attention. Read full book review >

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GRAVE SIGHT by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Despite her nifty gimmick, Harris's whodunit is unlikely to raise the dead."
The creator of telepathic Sookie Stackhouse (Dead as a Doornail, May 2005) and other paranormals sets her latest heroine the unenviable task of finding undiscovered corpses. Read full book review >

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POPPY DONE TO DEATH by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"Lots of suspects, but only one real mystery—which, as usual, involves Roe's sex life."
Quicker than you can say "Dewey Decimal," librarian Aurora ("Roe") Teagarden (Last Scene Alive, 2002, etc.) is awash in her shirttail relations' problems. Read full book review >

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A FOOL AND HIS HONEY by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 1999

"A winner for Harris this time out."
Aurora (Roe) Teagarden (Dead Over Heels, 1996, etc.) is enjoying newlywed life with businessman Martin Bartell in Lawrencetown, Georgia, when Martin's niece Regina from Ohio suddenly appears, accompanied by an infant named Hayden. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE'S LANDLORD by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1996

"Still, Lily's an ingratiating heroine, and the author's easy style makes this one an engaging breeze."
A new heroine for the author of the Aurora Teagarden series (The Julius House, 1995, etc.), and a far cry from that southern belle. 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 >