A Decent Mystery But a Stiff Protagonist

Real Murders by Charlaine Harris kept me guessing, but the protagonist didn’t.

Cassandra C. Stirling
Feedium

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Aurora Teagarden is the town librarian who meets every Friday night with a group of people to discuss real murders. She enjoys the discussions and is getting ready to present when she stumbles across the body of one of the members. What follows is a lot of murders that are eerily similar to cases the Real Murders club have studied.

This series is one that many mystery lovers recommend. I also enjoyed the few Sookie Stakehouse books that Charlaine Harris has also written, so I thought I’d give it a go. I found the main character boring, stiff, and not likeable, but the murder was well-written and I didn’t guess the killers. For all that and more, I give it 3.5 stars.

The Plot

Aurora Teagarden attends her weekly Friday night Real Murders club with other members of the small town where she lives. She’s all set to present a real murder to the group when she stumbles upon the body of one of the group members in the kitchen.

What follows are more senseless murders, all looking very much like cases the group has studied. As the bodies pile up and members of the group find evidence linked to them also linked to the murders, Aurora is hot on the…

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Cassandra C. Stirling
Feedium

Writer, editor, writing coach, and videogamer. I write about writing, books, and occasionally videogames.