Friday, 16 October 2015

Series Review: The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries by Charlaine Harris!

You know that feeling when you pick up a book and you're so drawn in that you just want to be the character and live their life despite all the... Murder. Well, Aurora Teagarden is that character for me. I couldn't stop myself being drawn to these books and it took me about ten months to read the eight books despite how much I tried to spread them out.

Real Murders, A Bone to Pick, Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, The Julius House, Dead Over Heels, A Fool and his Honey, Last Scene Alive and Poppy Done to Death by Charlaine Harris.

There are eight books in The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries by Charlaine Harris! Here are all my original reviews; Real Murders, A Bone to Pick, Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, The Julius House, Dead Over Heels and A Fool and his Honey, Last Scene Alive and Poppy Done to Death! And here are the reasons I love the series so much.

The Protagonist. 
Aurora is normal. An honest hard-working normal American librarian. She loves reading and old murders, her small town and her mom. She's just hugely relatable and I like reading about her reading nooks, her glasses choices, and her domestic troubles because it really grounds the story. Aurora is a normal women who is skewing the odds of how many people know somebody murdered.

The Writing.
I've read 18 books by Charlaine Harris in the past year. I really like her writing. She is to the point. She is the perfect example of showing, not telling. She doesn't sound like she writes with a thesaurus by her side making her work so easy to read. Honestly, I think she's one of my favourite authors and I am slowly and steadily working my way through all of her books.

The Murders.
I love a good conclusion. And every murder in the Aurora Teagarden series gets a conclusion with every loose end tied up. I loved trying to figure out who the murderer was and more often then not, I was completely blindsided and amazed at who actually did it. With few exceptions it is satisfying to close the book and know how the story played out.

The Aurora Teagarden series is actually being continued. Charlene Harris announced on her Facebook page that two more books are joining the series and you can bet your life savings that I'll be picking them up as soon as they hit the shelves! And there's a TV movie series too that I'll be reviewing soon- a little different from my usual but hopefully you'll like it!

Have you read this series?

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