Aurora Teagarden is a fictional character created by author Charlaine Harris, in a series of nine crime novels written from 1990 to 2016.
In the first book of the series, twenty-eight-year-old Aurora (Roe) Teagarden is a professional librarian and belongs to the Real Murders club, a group of 12 enthusiasts who gather monthly to study famous baffling or unsolved crimes.
- Real Murders (1990)
- A Bone to Pick (1992)
- Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (1994)
- The Julius House (1995)
- Dead Over Heels (1996)
- "Deeply Dead" in Murder, They Wrote (1997)
- A Fool And His Honey (1999)
- Last Scene Alive (2002)
- Poppy Done to Death (2003)
9. All the Little Liars (2016)
Local crime buffs meet monthly in the small town of Lawrenceton, Georgia to analyze famous murder cases, and in Real Murders they get all too close a look as one of their members is bludgeoned in exactly the same manner as the crime to be discussed that night. Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, the 4'11" librarian, is not only a member of the club, a suspect in the murder but also a potential victim as other murders follow - each mimicking a famous crime. Roe must work quickly to discover which of her fellow sleuths is the killer. Could it be the police detective whose sudden romantic interest in Roe leaves her skin tingling, the new mystery writer in town who says he's bored with just writing or one of the other 12 members of the Real Murders Club?
Having inherited a large estate from a member of the now defunct Real Murders Club, Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, the 4'11" librarian, is mystified by a mere acquaintance's gift of money, jewelry, and a two bedroom house with a skull in the window seat. Did the old lady kill someone and leave Roe to solve the mystery or was she being framed? Roe must figure it all out before her ex-boyfriend Arthur, the police detective, and her new love interest Aubrey, the episcopal priest, figure out what she's up to.
While Aurora "Roe" Teagarden searches for her piece of the American dream, she decides to test the waters of the family business - real estate sales. Only thing is there's a naked dead body in the first house she shows. When a second body shows up in another home, Roe realizes there's more to real estate than she thought.
On June 4, 2014, author Charlaine Harris announced on her Facebook page that the Aurora Teagarden books would be adapted into a series of two-hour films, starring Candace Cameron Bure.
The first film, based on the second book A Bone To Pick, premiered on April 7, 2015, on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. The second film, based on the first book Real Murders, premiered on July 26, 2015, on the same channel. A third film is based on the third book Three Bedrooms, One Corpse and premiered on June 12, 2016, on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. The fourth film: The Julius House premiered on October 16, 2016, on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. The fifth movie in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery,” premiered Sunday, March 13, 2017.
Films in Order
1. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick, April 4, 2015
2. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Real Murders, July 26, 2015
3. Three Bedrooms One Corpse An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, June 12, 2016
4. The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, October 16, 2016
5. Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, March 13, 2017