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All the little liars
Large print edition.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
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369 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
When four kids vanish from the soccer field, including Aurora Teagarden's brother Phillip, Aurora and her husband, true crime writer Robin Crusoe start their own investigation.
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorAn Aurora Teagarden MysteryAurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora's 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them.

Author Notes

Charlaine Harris was born in Tunica, Mississippi on November 25, 1951. She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She wrote poetry and plays before beginning to publish mysteries set in the American South. She is the author of the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series, the Lily Bard Mystery series, the Harper Connelly series, and the Sookie Stackhouse series. In 2001, the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead until Dark, won an Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery. The series was adapted as a TV show on HBO called True Blood.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Things are definitely looking up for Aurora Teagarden, last seen in 2003's Poppy Done to Death, in bestseller Harris's absorbing ninth mystery featuring the Lawrenceton, Ga., librarian. Aurora has a new husband, mystery writer Robin Crusoe, and a baby is on the way. Her 15-year-old half-brother, Phillip, has recently come to live with the newlyweds and has been settling nicely into his new life. So when Phillip and three of his friends disappear without a trace, Aurora is completely at a loss. After a fourth teen vanishes and another is found dead, Aurora and Robin, who decide that they can't wait for the police to discover what happened to the youngsters, come up with their own plan to find them. Harris weaves a complex tale of difficult family dynamics that highlights the horrors of being a teenager. Aurora, a smart and witty protagonist, possesses all the Southern charm necessary to carry this entertaining series. 150,000 announced first printing; author tour. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Review

A Georgia librarians first pregnancy is complicated by her brothers kidnapping.Just as Aurora Teagarden is ready to tell all the folks in Lawrenceton that she and brand-new husband Robin Crusoe are adding another new member to their family, Aurora's most recent addition, her half brother Phillip, disappears. Its not the first time the teenager has pulled a vanishing act. He first turned up on Roes doorstep after running away from his California home (Night Shift, 2016), disgusted by his dads infidelity. Now that hes finished a semester of state-sanctioned online instruction, hes looking forward eagerly to joining his friends Joss and Josh Finstermeyer at the local high school. So why would Phillip and the Finstermeyer twins just take off with 11-year-old Liza Scott in tow? As the worried parents, George and Beth Finstermeyer and Emily and Aubrey Scott, converge on Roe, she retreats home, uncharacteristically devoid of coping strategies. Local police detectives Cathy Trumble and Levon Suit are stymied, even when Joss and Joshs classmate Clayton Harrison also disappears. Discovering the body of Joss girlfriend, Tammy Ribble, does little to spur the police onward, as the investigation lurches sluggishly toward its foreseeable conclusion.Reshelving periodicals would provide more joy than the latest adventure of Harris plucky librarian, which provides scant detection and none of the domestic details series readers crave. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

Librarian Aurora Teagarden and writer Robin Crusoe are settling in after their recent marriage and are thrilled to learn they are expecting their first child. Aurora's half-brother, 15-year-old Phillip, hitchhiked cross-country to escape his dysfunctional parents and is now living with them, making friends, and looking forward to starting school. However, Phillip is troubled about something, and before Aurora has a chance to talk to him, Phillip and his two good friends, twins Josh and Joss Finstermeyer, along with 11-year-old Liza Scott, disappear. Then another teen goes missing, and a friend of one of the missing is found dead. While law enforcement combs the area for the children, Aurora also investigates, finding that three of Liza's classmates were bullying her. Using this information, Aurora forms a theory about the disappearances and devises a scheme to rescue the children. Well-drawn characters and fast pacing draw the reader along as Aurora deals with the joy of her pregnancy together with fear for her half-brother's safety.--O'Brien, Sue Copyright 2016 Booklist

Library Journal Review

Aurora Teagarden is on top of the world. Newly married to crime writer Robin -Crusoe, she is pregnant with their first baby, happily working in her hometown library and excited to spend the holidays with her family, including her 15-year-old half brother Phillip, who hitchhiked across the country to live with her. The week before Christmas, however, Phillip and his friends go missing while on an -innocent car ride. The situation turns dire when one of the teens is found dead and their car abandoned. Never one for sitting on the sidelines, Roe chases as many avenues as she can think of (while fighting morning sickness) to find her brother. VERDICT Harris's last Aurora Teagarden novel, Poppy Done to Death, was released over a decade ago; this ninth book jumps right back in to the story with ease. Fans can only hope that with the popularity of the Hallmark movies featuring Teagarden (currently there are two, corresponding to Books 1 and 2), Harris will continue to add to the series. [See Prepub Alert, 4/10/16; an -October LibraryReads Pick.]--Jennifer Funk, -McKendree Univ. Lib., Lebanon, IL © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.