Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO's True Blood, NBC's Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.
In Charlaine Harris's Poppy Done to Death: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, the eighth in this lively cozy series after Last Scene Alive (Forecasts, July 29, 2002), the smalltown librarian looks into a murder too close to home-that of her stepsister-in-law. A particular highlight here is Aurora's local book discussion group, the Uppity Women. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Librarian/sleuth Aurora ("Roe") Teagarden (Last Scene Alive) has problems: after discovering the dead body of her sister-in-law, she tracks down the woman's "missing" husband at his current girlfriend's house, shelters her own teenaged runaway half-brother, and juggles both a successful writer/boyfriend and several would-be love interests. But all this pressure seems to sharpen her sleuthing, for Aurora is nothing if not organized-she even finds a stray (but crucial) gas receipt in her kitchen. Well-established characters, family concerns, wry humor, and small-town busybodies solidify the plot of this delightful cozy. Essential for most collections, especially where Harris's "Lily Barr" series is also popular. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"An entertaining Southern domestic cozy."--Mystery Scene
"Well-established characters, family concerns, wry humor, and
small-town busybodies solidify the plot of this delightful
cozy."--Library Journal "Best of all, the spunky,
strong-willed Aurora Teagarden is the most entertaining
surprise."--Southern Scribe Reviews
"Charlaine Harris has taken her heroine in a completely different direction and readers will be happy to see the protagonist find the double dose of happiness she so richly deserves. There is a lot of action in this delightful cozy, and not all of it is directed at solving the homicide...a terrific cozy, one readers will want to put on their keeper shelves."--Midwest Book Review