Search Results: "Charlaine Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

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"The previously unpublished novella is charming, but the rest of the book is for hardcore Sookie completists only."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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >