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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Review: THREE BEDROOMS, ONE CORPSE

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris
Book 3 of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries
Read by Therese Plummer
Format: audiobook
Genre: murder mystery
About Three Bedrooms, One Corpse:
Deciding if she wants to go into real estate becomes a life-or-death choice for Aurora "Roe" Teagarden. A naked corpse is discovered at her first house showing. And when a second body is found in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that there is a very cool killer at large in Lawrenceton, one who knows a great deal about real estate - and maybe too much about Roe.
Source: Info in the About Three Bedrooms, One Corpse was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/140090.Three_Bedrooms_One_Corpse on 17/02/2012.

NOTE: This book/series includes adult themes but no graphic contents. Parental discretion advised.

Review:
This one, like Book 2, is also a bit thin on the plot side. The plot is not layered like I expect a murder mystery is suppose to be. Plus I find the logical connection of the dots of plot A to plot B to be a bit tenuous. And then here in this book, I can see the beginnings of the "stupid protagonist" that Charlaine Harris seems to be so fond of in her Sookie Stackhouse series. However, it is not yet quite as blatant as it came to be in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Roe has been quite level headed in Books 1 & 2 thus far. Here, it is just a "hint of" which I have a niggly feeling might turn into full blown TSTL soon. However it is also undeniable that Charlaine Harris has a way of telling a story, even with stupid protagonists, in a captivating way. Her author's voice is simply compelling! Added to that, I also like listening to Therese Plummer's voice. It's the kind of voice which is very easy to listen to. Not jarring. So this book has been an enjoyable listening time for me even though it did felt like it wasn't as good as it could have been... somehow... or I've been listening to too many books by this author by now...

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 3
Ending = 4
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 1
Pace = N/A (6.75-hour listening time)
Plot = 3
Narrator = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries


Thank you to the RCT Library for letting me borrow this audiobook!!

FTC Disclosure:
This audiobook was borrowed from the library. No money received for this review.

3 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

WhAT?! Oh no, the beginnings of a tstl heroine is not a good sign

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review. I love the cover with the bed.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I do think I like the sounds of this series. It catches my eye. :) Thank you!

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