In the first book of the series, twenty-eight-year-old Aurora (Roe) Teagarden is a professional librarian and belongs to the Real Murders club, a group of 12 enthusiasts who gather monthly to study famous baffling or unsolved crimes.
Aurora Teagarden Series
- Real Murders (1990)
- A Bone to Pick (1992)
- Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (1994)
- The Julius House (1995)
- Dead Over Heels (1996)
- "Deeply Dead" in Murder, They Wrote (1997)
- A Fool And His Honey (1999)
- Last Scene Alive (2002)
- Poppy Done to Death (2003)
Released in 1990, Real Murders, is the first of eight in the Aurora Teagarden mysteries by Charlaine Harris, best known for her Sookie Stackhouse mysteries on which the popular HBO television show "True Blood" is based.
Local crime buffs meet monthly in the small town of Lawrenceton, Georgia to analyze famous murder cases, and in Real Murders they get all too close a look as one of their members is bludgeoned in exactly the same manner as the crime to be discussed that night. Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, the 4'11" librarian, is not only a member of the club, a suspect in the murder but also a potential victim as other murders follow - each mimicking a famous crime. Roe must work quickly to discover which of her fellow sleuths is the killer. Could it be the police detective whose sudden romantic interest in Roe leaves her skin tingling, the new mystery writer in town who says he's bored with just writing or one of the other 12 members of the Real Murders Club?
References within the book
- Madeleine Smith
- The Zebra Murders
- Jones-Piagentini shooting
- Hillside Strangler
- Green River killer
- St. Valentine's Day massacre
- William Herbert Wallace
- Jean-Paul Marat
- Cordelia Botkin
- Neill Cream
- F. Tennyson Jesse
- Lizzie Borden
- Myra Hindley and Ian Brady
A Bone to Pick
Published in 1992, A Bone to Pick is the second of eight in the Aurora Teagarden mysteries by Charlaine Harris, best known for her Sookie Stackhouse mysteries on which the popular HBO television show "True Blood" is based.
Having inherited a large estate from a member of the now defunct Real Murders Club, Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, the 4'11" librarian, is mystified by a mere acquaintance's gift of money, jewelry, and a two bedroom house with a skull in the window seat. Did the old lady kill someone and leave Roe to solve the mystery or was she being framed? Roe must figure it all out before her ex-boyfriend Arthur, the police detective, and her new love interest Aubrey, the episcopal priest, figure out what she's up to.
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
Published in 1994, Three Bedrooms, One Corpse, is the third of eight books in the Aurora Teagarden mysteries by Charlaine Harris, best known for her Sookie Stackhouse mysteries on which the popular HBO television series "True Blood" is based.
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While Aurora "Roe" Teagarden searches for her piece of the American dream, she decides to test the waters of the family business - real estate sales. Only thing is there's a naked dead body in the first house she shows. When a second body shows up in another home, Roe realizes there's more to real estate that she thought.
- hardback ISBN 0-8027-5769-3, reprint 2007, paperback ISBN 978-042521871-6, 1992, UK paperback, ISBN 0-373-26104-7, 1991, paperback ISBN 0-7927-0752-4.
- hardback ISBN 0-8027-1245-2, reprint 2008, paperback, ISBN 978-0-425-21979-9, 1992, UK paperback ISBN 0-373-26136-5.
- hardback ISBN 0-684-19643-3, reprint 2008, ISBN 978-0-425-22052-8, 1995, UK paperback ISBN 0-373-26177-2.
- hardback ISBN 0-684-19640-9, 1996, UK paperback ISBN 0-373-26217-5.
- hardback ISBN 0-684-80429-8, reprint 2008, paperback, ISBN 978-0-425-22303-1, 1998, UK paperback ISBN 0-373-26260-4.
- ISBN 1-57297-194-0.
- hardback ISBN 0-312-20306-3, 2001, UK paperback ISBN 0-373-26384-8.
- hardback ISBN 0-312-26246-9, reprint 2006, paperback, 978-0778323648, 2003, UK paperback ISBN 0-373-26476-3.
- hardback ISBN 0-312-27764-4, 2004, UK paperback ISBN 0-373-26504-2.