A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Feb 2008
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"Pleasant reading...heartily recommend[ed]." -"PEN & DAGGER" "An appealing cast of Southern gothic characters." -"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"
"Pleasant reading...heartily recommend[ed]." -PEN & DAGGER "An appealing cast of Southern gothic characters." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
-Harris provides some genuinely funny scenes as Aurora breezily unravels the murderer's identity...supported by an appealing cast of Southern gothic characters.---Publishers Weekly
-A pleasant, fast read...Enjoyable.---AllReaders.com
-Pleasant reading...Heartily recommend[ed].---Pen & Dagger
"Harris provides some genuinely funny scenes as Aurora breezily unravels the murderer's identity...supported by an appealing cast of Southern gothic characters."--Publishers Weekly
The second in the mystery series from the No. 1 SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Product description
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The start intrigues, but sadly the story promptly goes to pieces - behaviour irrational, events ludicrous. "Real Murders" was enjoyable, but this sequel is not in the same league. In fact it is the only one of sixteen Charlaine Harris novels I have read not to have me hooked, merely bitterly disappointed. The plot is to blame, it rarely convincing - especially at the end when all is "explained". A few moments please, the writer as always so adept at describing her characters: "Lizanne was beautiful and agreeable, slow witted but sure, like honey making its inexorable progress across a buttered pancake."
For once, hopefully just this once, a Charlaine Harris book I cannot recommend.
Aurora is pleased with her legacy and it cheers her up after her former boyfriend, Arthur Smith the police detective has suddenly married a colleague. She is less than pleased when she goes to her new house and finds someone has broken into it.
This is an intriguing mystery with Aurora trying to work out exactly what the problem is that she has to deal with. The appearance of part of a skeleton at the end of the road adds to the mystery which Aurora feels she needs to unravel after a note written by Jane saying `I didn't do it' falls out of one of her books. I really enjoyed reading this story and found myself turning the pages even though I had intended to read something else.
This is the second book in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series which started with Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries): An Aurora Teagarden Mystery and continues with Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Novel (AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY)
In the first one you have a series of grisly murders (but not graphically explained) with a backdrop of a small southern American town. The heroine works as a librarian and is not extremely glamorous or a dare-devil, etc. So along with the thrills (her life and her friends and family lives are in danger) there is a cosy quality to the book and it is like the heroine is a friend.
This one continues with that cosy quality. A little too much for my taste as at times I forgot there was supposed to be a murder being investigated that part of the plot was sidelined so often. The mystery is about Aurora, the heroine, inheriting a house and quickly discovering there is a skull hidden there. So who did it belong to and why was that person murdered? However, a lot of the book focussed on Aurora's life which would have been ok but not much happened. Most of the time she went over the same thoughts and questions about her life mainly centered on the fact that she is not yet married with children.
So if you are looking for a chick lit book with a little bit of murder mystery thrown in then give this book a go. If you hate chick lit and it's preoccupation with romantic relationships then give it a miss.
The book is very easy to read and the plot is engrossing. Although this is a mystery, it isn't one that requires you to think too hard, and is a nice relaxing read that you can pick up anytime of day. I found that I would sit down for just half an hour and find that an hour or so had passed without me really realising it, the book was that enjoyable.
I have read most of the Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series but these are totally different. They aren't gruesome, the characters are believable and loveable, and I find the books make a nice break between more 'hard-core' mysteries.
I love this prolific writer, her books are like a good gossip with friends. I find that I can't wait for her next book. I have read nearly all the Teagarden mysteries and all the Trueblood books. I have pre-ordered several of Charlaine Harris books.
My one tip is try to read them in correct order.
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