Search Results: "Charlaine Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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SECRET RAGE by Charlaine Harris
Released: Jan. 1, 1983

Harris follows up her mildly attractive debut (Sweet and Deadly) with a story of rape—told by victim Nickie Callahan, a Southern beauty back home in Knolls, Tennessee, after a few successful years as a New York model. 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 >