Monday, February 20, 2012

Real Murders [Harris]

Book: Real Murders [Aurora Teagarden book# 1]
Author: Charlaine Harris

Review: Librarian Aurora (Roe) Teagarden lives in a small suburb outside of Atlanta. She is a member of a local club called 'Real Murders,' a diverse group that gets together monthly to discuss real life crimes. Aurora is excited to present an unsolved case when one of the members is found brutally murdered. Shockingly, the crime is staged just like the murder Roe was about to present. When additional murders start happening to members of the club (which are copycats killings of famous cases) Aurora has to figure out who is behind the crimes before she is the next victim.

A unique idea for a crime series, this was a fun read. Like Harris' Sookie Stackhouse, Roe is a terrible dresser, is almost annoyingly wholesome and her speech is extremely cheesy (Harris sounds like an older woman trying hard to be current...but she falls flat). If you can get beyond the cheesiness (I had no trouble) this is a cute book. In addition to the mystery, Roe has two romantic interests and I'm excited to keep reading this series. 

Grade: B

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