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A Bone to Pick
When Aurora "Roe" Teagarden attends Jane Engle's funeral, it is more of a kindly gesture to someone who used to belong to the Real Murders club with her before the club stopped meeting. Roe considered Jane a friend, but didn't really know her that well. So she is startled when Jane's lawyer informs her that she is the heir to Jane's estate. Suddenly, Roe goes from scraping by on a part-time librarian's salary to an heiress with a home, nice jewelry and $...
A Fool and His Honey
Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden's day started out normally enough. She woke up, ate breakfast, got ready for work, greeted Darius Quattermain who was delivering the firewood, and then watched incredulously as Darius proceeded to take off all of his clothes and dance naked in the yard. After dealing with that unsettling incident, Roe is even more surprised when her husband's niece, Regina, arrives unannounced on their doorstep with her baby, Hayden in tow. Souther...
Club Dead
This is the third book of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie, as a waitress in a small town in Louisiana, wants nothing to do with vampires, shapeshifters, or her own telepathic abilities. Well, with the exception of her boyfriend, Bill Compton, who happens to have sharp pointy teeth and a need for warm blood. Bill however, is getting in deeper and going higher in the ranks of the vampire community and when he disappears, the v...
Dead as a Doornail
Sookie, a telepathic girl from Bon Temps, struggles with her life as she becomes acquainted with supernatural creatures such as werewolves, shapeshifters, fairies, and vampires. Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in a small town whose life has changed when she became acquainted with vampires. Now, her brother Jason was bitten by a were-panther and she knows he is about to change. Sookie drives Jason to Hotshot, the were community. Sookie notices th...

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Dead Over Heels
Aurora "Roe" Teagarden had just finished wrestling her lounge chair into a comfortable position when the body of her old nemesis, Detective Jack Burns, landed with a thud in her front yard. Everyone in town knew that Jack and Roe did not get along, but its not like Roe could be in two places at once so the police start looking for other suspects. But then Roe has an argument with her assistant at the library and she turns up brutally beaten the next day ...
Dead to the World
This is the fourth Sookie Stackhouse book. Sookie is a telepathic waitress in a small town - everyone knows what she can do, but no one really wants to think about it very much. Sookie is now very aware of the many different types of magical creatures living in and around her town. In this book, Eric, a vampire she knows, turns up with amnesia. A group of witches have come to the town, and one of them cursed Eric because he didn't do what she wanted....
Dead Until Dark
This is the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is more than meets the eye, and most people in Bon Temps think she is nuts. She waitresses at a small bar and keeps to herself, rarely dating, but it isn't because she is crazy....she is telepathic. Reading minds is frustrating, dangerous, and sometimes downright upsetting, so Sookie does her best to stay away from people. That is, until she meets Bill Com...
Definitely Dead
Sookie travels to New Orleans to acquire the inheritance left by her cousin Hadley, and she gets all mixed up with vampire politics. The story begins with the part-fairy heroine Sookie doing a photoshoot with her distant fairy cousin Claude. Claude asked her to pose with him for his entry in the Mr. Romance competition. Maria-Star Cooper, a werewolf, is the photographer's assistant. Maria is now dating Alcide, another were who previously asked Sookie to ...
Grave Sight
Harper Connelly travels the country with her step-brother Tolliver, living in hotel rooms and moving from town to town. The pair are in the late twenties but their highly specialized services makes settling down in a normal lifestyle nearly impossible. They make their living by providing the unsual service of finding dead people. Since Harper was struck by lightning when she was sixteen she's had this strange and often unwelcomed ability to find the fina...
Last Scene Alive
St. Martin's August 2002, 22.95, 224 pp. ISBN 0312262469 It has been over a year since Aurora “Roe” Teagarden's husband has been murdered but the Lawrenceton, Georgia librarian is still in deep mourning. She is not at all happy that a Hollywood crew is coming to town to shoot the scenes from “Whimsical Death” based on the first homicide Roe ever solved. Also coming to town is Robin Crusoe, Roe's ex-boyfriend, and the person who helped her solve ...

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Living Dead In Dallas
This is the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Harris. Sookie is called upon by the vampires to help find a missing vampire in Dallas, they have agreed to have Vampire Bill, Sookie's boyfriend, accompany her to question the humans involved. Of course nothing is every that easy and Sookie is almost kidnapped before she is even out of the airport. She has to infiltrate a religous cult who thinks that the only good vampire is a burning on...
Poppy Done to Death
St. Martin's, August 2003, 22.95, 240 pp. ISBN 0312277644 Lawrenceton, Georgia librarian Aurora Teagarden is adjusting to widowhood just fine now that the worst of her grief is over. She is romantically involved with Robin Crusoe and is now a member of the Uppity Women, a prestigious group of females involved with literacy, and other social and political matters. It is by invitation only and Aurora is delighted that her stepsister-in-law Poppy ...
Real Murders
Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is your typical librarian: thick, coke-bottle glasses, long brown hair, sensible librarian-like clothes, single, lives in a small town - you get the picture. She doesn't have much of a social life and has resigned herself to having her Saturday nights free. But, once a month, on Fridays, she meets with her fellow murder-mystery enthusaists and they discuss a real murder. This Friday it is Roe's turn to present the case of the Walla...
Shakespeare's Champion
Shakespeare's Champion is the second book in the Lily Bard series, but can be read as stand alone if you should be so lucky to find this book first. This book finds Lily still cleaning away and uncovering more secrets about the residents of Shakespeare than she ever really wanted to know. However, Lily has quite a few secrets of her own so she knows how to keep her mouth shut. When she isn't cleaning, Lily is busy going to the gym where she works on ...
Shakespeare's Christmas
This is the third book in the Lily Bard mystery series and it takes the reader out of Shakespeare, Arkansas to Lily's hometown. Lily is less than thrilled about going home for the holidays, especially when her sister's wedding is involved. She loves her family, but things just haven't been the same since she was violently assaulted years ago. To add to her notoriety, Lily manages to nab a purse natcher within a few days of her arrival and then is the fir...
Shakespeare's Counselor
Lily Bard is back in her fifth mystery in Shakespeare's Counselor. Lily is a woman with a complicated past, to put it mildly, and is determined to overcome her problems on her own. However, when she awakens in the middle of the night and finds that she is trying to strangle her lover, Jack Leeds, she decides that he may have a point when he suggests that she needs some outside assistance. As coincidence has it, Jack discovers a flier outside of the s...

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Shakespeare's Landlord
To Lily Bard, the small, sleepy town of Shakespeare, Arkansas is the perfect place to hide her past. After being brutally gang raped years before, Lily has painstakingly rebuilt her life. She is now must stronger physically and is gaining confidence in her martial arts studies. However, she still disguises her looks and maintains a low profile. After all, housecleaners aren't exactly noticed. But all of that changes when she witnesses a murder... Sudd...
Shakespeare's Trollop
For someone who doesn't like to get involved in other people's affairs, Lily Bard seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In book #4 of Charlaine Harris' superb Lily Bard mystery series, Lily discovers lifelong Shakespeare resident Deedra Dean murdered inside a car parked in a woodsy area outside of town. Lily quickly becomes a suspect when it is discovered that Deedra died of a severe blow to the chest - a blow that could o...
Sweet and Deadly
Catherine Linton set out early in the morning to go and shoot some cans for target practice. After deciding that the last can deserved to live (having missed it several times), Catherine spotted the hand. It was reaching out towards her from the doorway of an old, rickety shack of a house that hadn't been lived in for years. Catherine took one look at the woman's misshapen head and knew that there was nothing she could do for her. When Sheriff Galton cam...
The Julius House
The Julius House is the fourth book in the Aurora Teagarden series. Aurora "Roe" has finally recovered from her injuries incurred at the end of the last book and is happily engaged to Martin Bartell, her handsome, older, richer boyfriend. For her wedding gift, Martin buys her the Julius house, the perfect house for her. Many people think she is crazy for living there due to the sudden disappearance of the Julius family who used to live there. Roe doesn't...
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
Aurora Teagarden returns in the 3rd book in the hilarious mystery series. Aurora is a short, respectible, 30-something single female in the small town of Lawrenceton. She used to work at the library until she unexpectedly inherited a fortune from a friend. Now she is footloose and fancy free with no job to tie her down, no boyfriend (due to a recent break up) and no money problems. Too bad that she is bored to death. Aurora decides that she needs som...


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