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Book Review: Real Murders

Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1)Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After waiting months for a library copy of Real Murders, I finally broke down & bought my own copy for my eReader, and proceeded to finish the novel in one juicy sweep. I do love Charlaine Harris’ books, and now that the Sookie Stackhouse series is almost finished, I’m happy that I have a new-to-me series to jump into. Aurora Teagarden is a delightful heroine, both smart & funny. I’d have appreciated a bit more of a plot twist at the end, but let’s be honest– I’m not expecting Hitchcockian story lines from these books.

All in all, I found Real Murders a real satisfying read.

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Book Review: A Secret Rage

A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris
I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels, and have enjoyed the Harper Connelly mysteries as well, so I had high hopes for this little novel. “A Secret Rage” didn’t quite live up to my expectations, yet was not all bad. Starting off slow, and building to a violent climax, this story is an easy read, with enough bumps in the road to keep the reader interested. Harris is an expert at writing a fight scene, as any reader of the Sookie books knows, and that talent does not go to waste here. Her characters are not quite as full-formed as one might hope, but I did care enough about them to keep reading.
As for the “whodunnit” aspect, well, I was kept guessing right up until the end, and just for that, I give and extra star!
Published July 12th 1985 by Ballantine Books (first published 1984)