Poppy Done to Death

Poppy Done to Death

Book - 2003
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On the way to a lunch meeting of her local book discussion group, the Uppity Women, small-town Southern librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden is shocked and dismayed to find her sister-in-law Poppy lying bloody and dead right outside her own back door. Poppy had her flaws, certainly-she and her husband were having trouble staying faithful to each other-but she didn't deserve to be so brutally murdered.

Investigating a case like this is never easy, of course, given the gossipy atmosphere of any small town, what with Poppy and her husband's extramarital affairs, the local police detective (who also happens to be a former boyfriend of Roe's) and his seemingly unresolved feelings for Poppy, and the need to protect Poppy's family. But Roe is also coping with a burgeoning romantic relationship as well as the sudden appearance of her teenaged half brother. All in all, it's a lot for one woman tohave on her plate, even one as together as Roe.

Longtime readers and new fans alike will delight in Roe's exploits as she employs her impeccable knowledge of small town politics and enchanting Southern charm to solve the crime in Poppy Done to Death , this wonderful installment of Charlaine Harris' terrific cozy series.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312277642
0312277644
Branch Call Number: FIC Harri 3583uc 1
Characteristics: 230 p.

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LauraSteinert
Jun 26, 2017

I don't know why people in the comments before this are announcing this is the end of the series. The next book, Sleep like a Baby, in the series is on order at the library and ready at booksellers. So ignore people who are trying to spoil the book for you and just enjoy it.

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barryandlinda
Jan 31, 2017

Another very good book in the Aurora Teagarden series. I have enjoyed this series from the first book right up to this one. In this book Aurora (Roe) is still in a relationship with Robin, although she is not sure where this relationship is going at times. This book starts out with Roe finding her sister-in-law murdered when she goes to her house. Then her step brother, Philip, shows up after hitching a ride from California. Roe of course is trying to help everyone with their problems while dealing with her own. She finds herself tired all the time and putting on a little weight. Could she be pregnant? It seems it is one thing after another, but everything does work out in the end. I don't want to give anything away by saying more. I am really looking forward to the next book, which I am sorry to say that I think will be the last book in this series. I am sure you will enjoy this book.

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janwishart
Jul 31, 2016

Good plot - main character less annoying than usual!

FINAL?! END?! SERIOUSLY?! The Aurora Teagarden series was a favourite of mine, this book being tied for the best with the first, Real Murders, in my opinion. The murders, in addition to Aurora's personal life consisting of constantly changing lovers and real estate, were extremely captivating. Excellent characters and plot. Very interesting!

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lpreston214
Sep 04, 2013

The Aurora Teagarden series comes to a close with Roe's step-sister-in-law getting murdered right before she is set to be inducted into "Uppity Women" an exclusive book club (what an idea!). As usual Roe is in the middle of things. Things are also getting more serious with her on-again flame, Robin. I enjoyed this series very much. Great light reading/listening for the bus commute and all the audiobooks are available on OneClick Digital.

ktigger Feb 24, 2012

Another fun little read...........breezed through it, enjoyed it thoroughly !

LaimaA Jan 24, 2012

The final Aurora Teagarden mystery is an entertaining end to the series. I liked reading a bit more about Aida's stepchildren and their wives. The new characters were interesting and moved the story along well. Also, Roe and Robin's HEA was just what I would have wanted for our feisty heroine.

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