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Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – December 4, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a fun, short, easy mystery read that I sat down and read in a couple of hours. Roe is a likeable character whom most readers will relate to as being in her shoes at one time of their lives or another. The other characters are also fairly interesting, but not as fully fleshed out as I would like. Charlaine Harris doesn't really present the plot in such a way where you would be able to solve the mystery on your own with the clues presented so the ending has a surprise twist, but it was a nicely paced story. The romantic subplots were a little perfunctory, but added a nice touch to the story.Read more ›
This book is more of a whodunit and it's got a fabulous premise: the Real Murders club is for people who are interested in true crime and get together to learn about various murders of the past together; then people start dying in ways that are obviously intended to re-create famous murders of the past...leading to the conclusion that the murderer happens to be a member of the club.
I don't think that the execution is nearly as good as the hook, however; maybe I don't read enough mystery novels, but I wasn't spotting the clues. The murderer seemed to remain a mystery for most of the novel because there were good reasons to suspect almost everyone and no reason to suspect one person more than another.
That being said, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone else.
The club decides not to meet anymore, but it seems it is too late. Another murder takes place, this time copying another famous killing. Who is doing it? Is it the new neighbor and famous writer Robin Crusoe? Police officer Arthur Smith? Well, considering Roe is going out with both of them, she hopes not. But it could be anyone, and time is running out!
I loved this book, and it kept me guessing till the end. Don't forget to read the rest in this series. Next is A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Book 2, followed by Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Bk. 4, Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Bk. 5, ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I won this book in a Goodreads.com give away.
This is the first Aurora Teagarden mystery. I found the book to be very interesting and a fun murder mystery...... Read more
I was first introduced to the aurora teagarden mysteries through the hallmark mysteries movies channel
So I had a thought to look up the books and I did and so I bought all... Read more
Loved this book!! I saw the movie first (which was good but not accurate to the book) and I think the book is so much better. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.Published 2 months ago by Deb Drake
Great story line. The book and movie are a great combo. Love to be able to read a great mystery series.Published 2 months ago by Piper Marie
I thought this was a really good mystery. It was well written and it had interesting characters. I'll definitely read the next book in the series.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer