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Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden, Bk 5)
Dead Over Heels - Aurora Teagarden, Bk 5
Author: Charlaine Harris
What's the world coming to - when you can't relax with an ice-cold beverage in your own backyard without a body falling from the sky and landing in your garden? Part-time librarian and frequent amateur investigator Roe Teagarden has good reason to ask herself this question when the remains of one of the Lawrenceton, Georgia police depart...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425223031
ISBN-10: 0425223035
Publication Date: 8/5/2008
Pages: 272
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4 stars, based on 262 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden, Bk 5) on
Helpful Score: 3
Just because you may have enjoyed the Sookie series does not necessarily mean you will be into Aurora Teagarden. Harris writes a quick entertaining read, although she gets a bit too descriptive on occassion.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoy the writing of Charlaine Harris and get a kick out of her outlook on life. Dead Over Heels was a great, fun, quick read. I like getting to know her characters and this book had a lot of development for Aurora and friends. Readily recommend to anyone who likes easy, breezy murder mysteries. Aurora doesn't disappoint!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was my first Aurora "Roe" Teagarden mystery, and I really enjoyed it. Prior to this I had only read Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series. Roe is probably the only librarian to have a bodyguard (why she does is explained in events that I'm guessing took place in the series earlier novels) While her and her bodyguard Angel are mowing the lawn and tanning, the body of a police officer is dropped from a small plane right on Aurora's lawn! It turns out both women know the murder victim, and neither have good relationships with him.

This is a very pleasant, short mystery filled with well-drawn characters. I was able to guess the motive of the crimes but not the murderer, and the ending was a well-crafted surprise. If you want an enjoyable quick read with a mystery without much blood or sex that ends in a tidy manner, I recommend this book. I'm already on the hunt for the other books in this series, and I hope one day Harris decides to write her another adventure!
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Helpful Score: 2
What's the world coming to - when you can't relax with an ice-cold beverage in your own backyard without a body falling from the sky and landing in your garden? Part-time librarian and frequent amateur investigator Roe Teagarden has good reason to ask herself this question when the remains of one of the Lawrenceton, Georgia police department's finest catapults into her flower bed one beautiful sunny morning. Roe's friend and bodyguard, the long-legged, bikini-clad Angel Youngblood, is mowing the grass and Roe is reclining on a lounger when a small red-and-white plane flies low overhead and drops its unlikely debris more or less at Roe's feet. Roe's husband of two years, wealthy businessman Martin Bartell, immediately wonders if the killer chose his dumping place to send some kind of message to Roe. And the mystery deepens when two federal agents arrive in town to investigate the murder. It's only when Madeleine the cat provides a clue that Roe and Martin realize Roe herself may be in danger and that using Roe's yard as a temporary landfill for dead bodies was no accident.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love this series and it is well worth reading in order because so much is developed over the span of the series. This author is a keeper for me and I will buy anything she writes. I've had very little disappointment with her books.
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reviewed Dead Over Heels (Aurora Teagarden, Bk 5) on + 43 more book reviews
Love Chalene Harris and Aurora Teagarden misteries
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I just finished reading this complete series (8 books) and I feel Charlaine Harris did an excellent job with the characters, unexpected twists and plots. I often read an entire book in one setting so I could find out who did it and why!
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As always, Aurora Teagarden is fun. These are nice little "cotton candy for the brain" books. They don't require deep thought or attention, but are very entertaining and fun to read.


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