Real Murders (#1)

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THE FIRST AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY—NOW A HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERY ORIGINAL STARRING CANDACE CAMERON BURE!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris introduces a Southern librarian whose bookish bent for murder gets her involved in a real-life killing spree…

Lawrenceton, Georgia, may be a growing suburb of Atlanta, but it’s still a small town at heart. Librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden grew up there and knows more than enough about her fellow townsfolk, including which ones share her interest in the darker side of human nature.

With those fellow crime buffs, Roe belongs to a club called Real Murders, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It’s a harmless pastime—until the night she finds a member dead, killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal “copycat” killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects—or potential victims…

Reviews

“Clever pacing along with ample red herrings and judiciously placed clues keep the story moving briskly. Let’s hope for another fast-paced mystery featuring Aurora and her friends.”

School Library Journal

“Harris has a knack for writing a compelling mystery […] Written in a snappy, gripping and humour-filled style, REAL MURDERS is a real page turner and the most addicted we’ve been to a book in ages.”

Entertainment Focus

“Harris’ story alternately charms and chills, a difficult combination she manages with aplomb and brilliance.”

Carolyn G. Hart, winner of the Agatha Award for Best Novel

“REAL MURDERS has one of the most original premises I’ve ever come across in a mystery, and the whole book is great, bloody fun.”

Barbara Paul, author of the Marian Larch mysteries

Awards & Accolades

USA

1991 Agatha Award Finalist

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