detective Arthur Smith and the town’s dashing new resident, mystery novelist Robin Crusoe, it’s up to Roe to discover if the murderer is one of the group’s own and to piece the perplexing puzzle together before another body appears.
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Release Date: December 4, 2007 (previously published 1990)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
I have been a huge fan of Charlaine Harris ever since I read the first Sookie Stackhouse novel. So ever since then I have been trying to catch up on her other series and I finally found some time to squeeze this one in! In addition to this, I have been watching the Aurora Teagarden movies on hallmark so really, I needed to read this one to see how they stack up. Overall, I am impressed! This is a fantastic cozy mystery to cuddle up with. It goes pretty well with the movie on Hallmark too so that's another plus. Although I do tend to wonder why in the books they make Aurora seem so nerdy when in the movie she is the beautiful Candace Cameron Bure. I guess that doesn't matter but it's a little silly if you ask me.
In this installment (the first book in the series if you are unfamiliar with it) a gruesome murder takes place at a Real Murders meeting and leaves Aurora and her friends feeling mystified in terms of "who-dun-it". To make matters worse, the murder is setting a tone for a sting of other murders that are to plaque this small town. And they are all mimicking famous unsolved murders of the past...
If your a fan of Charlaine Harris and haven't read this book yet then I would recommend it. It's a fast paced little novel with enough mystery and intrigue to keep things interesting, but light enough that you don't feel like your going in circles trying to figure everything out.