Synopses & Reviews
NOW IN ONE VOLUMEand#151;THE FIRST TWO AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES
The acclaimed author of the phenomenal Sookie Stackhouse novels, Charlaine Harris introduces a Southern librarian whose bookish bent for murder gets her involved in real-life mysteriesand#133;
Georgia librarian Aurora and#147;Roeand#8221; Teagarden belongs to a club called Real Murders, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. But after she finds a member dead, killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss, Roe has to uncover the person behind a terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspectsand#151;or potential victimsand#133;
A Bone to Pick
When a deceased acquaintance names Roe as heir to a substantial estate, which includes money, jewelryand#151;and a house complete with a skull hidden in a window seatand#151;Roe concludes that the elderly woman has purposely left her a murder to solve. She must identify the victim and figure out which one of Janeand#8217;s ordinary-seeming neighbors is a murdererand#151;without putting herself in deadly dangerand#133;
"Harris debuts a series that just might surpass all her others in popularity." - Booklist
"Will have readers dying for more." - Booklist
"A knuckle-gnawing tale, populated with well-developed, edgy characters." - Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR THE AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES
and#8220;Harrisand#8217;s story alternately charms and chills, a difficult combination she manages with aplomb and brilliance.and#8221;and#8212;New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart
and#160;and#8220;Roe is a genuine steel magnoliaand#8230;Entertaining fare.and#8221;and#8212;Booklist
and#8220;A very likable characterand#8230;an entertaining Southern domestic cozy, with a strong emphasis on Auroraand#8217;s love life.and#8221;and#8212;Mystery Scene
and#8220;Harris provides some genuinely funny scenes as Aurora breezily unravels the murdererand#8217;s identityand#8230;supported by an appealing cast of southern gothic characters.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly
and#8220;Live-wire action, small-town antics, unexpected plot ramifications, and a humorous tone make for fine reading.and#8221;and#8212;Library Journal
A young woman possessing the ability to uncover the final location of a recently deceased individual and to share their last moments, Harper Connelly, aided by her manager, occasional bodyguard, and stepbrother Tolliver, uses her skill to find the dead. Reprint.
The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Dead as a Doornail" introduces a new supernatural mystery series featuring Harper Connelly, a woman who has what one might call a strange job: she finds dead people.
The first Harper Connelly mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their very last moment. Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver are experts at getting in, getting paid, and then getting out of town fast--because the people who hire Harper have a funny habit of not really wanting to know what she has to tell them.
At first, the little Ozarks town of Sarne seems like no exception. A teenage girl has gone missing, but the secrets of her death--and the secrets of the town--are deep enough that even Harper's special ability can't uncover them. With hostility welling up all around them, she and Tolliver would like nothing better than to be on their way. But then another woman is murdered. And the killer's not finished yet...
Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she's providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living - but she's used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she's become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it's always urgent - even if the dead can wait forever.
About the Author
Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series, the Harper Connelly and Lily Bard Prime Crime mystery series, the Aurora Teagarden mystery series, and the Midnight, Texas, novels. She has lived in the South her entire life.