Search Results: "Charlaine Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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"The previously unpublished novella is charming, but the rest of the book is for hardcore Sookie completists only."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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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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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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 >