Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cozy Mystery Saturday: Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

A small suburb of Atlanta, a young librarian with an unfortunate name, a real murder club, and real murder---all together a classic cozy mystery. Charlaine Harris is perhaps best known for her series featuring Sookie Stackhouse. Her writing is marked by a warm sense of humor. The characters are fun.

This is the first in a series featuring Aurora Teagarden. Aurora is a young librarian who is drawn into the murder investigation through her involvement in a real murder club. She is a modests young woman who has some interesting friends.

I was drawn to read this book through an interest in reading something more from Charlaine Harris. This fall while visitng my sister in South Carolina I was presented with the first of the Sookie Stackhouse books. Although I am not so much into the current vampire craze I enjoyed her writing style.

my review: Real Murders was an enjoyable story. The story begins at a meeting of the Real Murder Club and moves quickly into murder. Aurora Teagarden, Roe to her friends, becomes part of the investigation while juggling the men in her life. There are twists and turns along the way. This mystery is a fun read. Harris has a unique style that makes you want to read more. It is a worthwhile read. Those of you who love Sookie Stackhouse might not appreciate Aurora Teagarden as much in this first book of the series but she is a character that is worth following up on to see how she developes through the rest of the series.

I give this a 3 out of 5. A Worthwhile Read.

Special Thanks to BookMagic for letting me share this meme.


bookmagic said...

I'm so glad to have you join in!!

I have read several of the Sookie books but have gotten a bit burned out on them. I think it would be nice to read about some new characters from this author. I will definitely check this out! Thanks for participating in my new feature!

Deb said...

I think Charlaine Harris is such an interesting writer, this series seems to be a nice change of pace from the Sookie books. I am also going to try out another series of hers soon. Thanks for allowing me to participate.