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Poppy Done To Death: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (#8)

by Charlaine Harris | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0373265042 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 5/7/2006
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, May 7, 2006
Requested this book through on behalf of NeedSun who's collecting the series (but can't participate in PBS since she's in Canada). :(

Book Description
Peaches and Creamed
Small-town Georgia librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden may be petite in stature, but her backbone is pure steel, and she knows what to do even in the most unnerving of situations... such as when she finds her stepsister-in-law dead on the kitchen floor.

Roe had come to give Poppy Queensland a good tongue-lashing after the woman did not appear for her induction into the prestigious Uppity Women Book Club. Instead, Aurora found Poppy's cold body, and knew she probably didn't have to look far for a motive: both Poppy and her husband were involved in indiscreet extramarital affairs.

But despite the scandalous and sordid details that start unfolding, Aurora—between planning a Thanksgiving dinner to impress her boyfriend's mother and getting acquainted with her runaway teenage half brother—begins to suspect the real reason Poppy was done to death had nothing to do with passion, but rather the cold, merciless intent of a social-climbing killer.

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, February 3, 2009
This was a very satisfying conclusion to the series. As we did in Last Scene Alive, we continue to see a gentler and more personal side of Aurora, and her budding and promising relationship with Robin. After Roe's mother, Aida, married John Queensland earlier in the series, we didn't hear very much about his family or children, just a brief mention here or there. But in this book, we now learn that Roe has begun to feel close to her extended family: John, his two sons, Avery and John David, their wives, Melinda and Poppy, and their kids, who call her Auntie Roe. :)

Unfortunately, it's one of these new relations, specifically Roe's stepsister-in-law Poppy who winds up dead on the floor. And it's Roe and Melinda who find her there. But the incident brings forth a whole lot of dirt on Poppy with regards to the fact that her and John David's marriage was anything but monogamous. And for that reason, there are actually several suspects to her death, which was most definitely murder.

Roe is determined to save her stepfather from further grief, and a possible relapse of his earlier heart attack, so she's doing everything she can to help the police piece together the necessary clues to solve the crime as soon as possible, with the least amount of upset to the family as possible. Though sad and touching in that this death directly affects Roe and her family, from the darkness comes the light, and some things are learned that will help everyone in the long run. And so the series ends... *sniff sniff* I will certainly miss Aurora, and hope to see her make a cameo appearance now and then in some of Charlaine Harris' other series.

NOTE: Fans of Charlaine Harris who haven't yet read the Aurora Teagarden series will be happy to know that they are being re-released by Berkley. So they should no longer be so hard to find. Look for them at Amazon or wherever you buy or trade books.

This is now reserved for Joanne (NeedSun), and will be heading out to her shortly along with a few other books. :)

Journal Entry 3 by CheriePie at Aurora, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 8, 2009

Released 13 yrs ago (2/9/2009 UTC) at Aurora, Ontario Canada



Package of 5 books mailed to a Joanne (NeedSun) on 09-Feb-2009 via USPS First Class International Mail.

Journal Entry 4 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 19, 2009
Thank you, Cherie!

Journal Entry 5 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 22, 2009
This was the last book in this series. The ending was quite perfect leaving me with a feeling of happily ever after, which I love.

I will be sending books 7 & 8 sometime in August.

Journal Entry 6 by NeedSun from Perth Road, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here are all the books in this series that are going to be sent out in a book spiral.

1. Real Murders
2. A Bone to Pick
3. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
4. The Julius House
5. Dead Over Heels
6. A Fool and His Honey
7. Last Scene Alive
8. Poppy Done to Death

Here are the participants and mailing order:


Not 1.Real Murders or 2.Bone to Pick)

(Not 3.Three Bedrooms; 7.Last Scene Alive)

(Only needs #6 A fool and his Honey)

Return to Cheriepie

(Only needs #5 Dead Over Heels)

Sent by surface mail today

Journal Entry 7 by wyvernfriend from Lucan, Co. Dublin Ireland on Sunday, December 20, 2009
received in post during the week

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