Review: Sleep Like a Baby: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery by Charlaine Harris

Sleep Like a Baby (Aurora Teagarden, #10)

Sleep Like a Baby (Aurora Teagarden #10)

by Charlaine Harris

Available: September 26th 2017

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In the latest installment of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series, Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe’s mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. Virginia proves to be especially helpful when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu.

One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Roe’s brother Philip helps her search the house and they happen upon a body outside… but it isn’t Virginia’s. Now, not only does she have a newborn to care for and a vulnerable new marriage to nurture, Roe also has to contend with a new puzzle – who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia? This heart-pounding and exciting next installment of the Aurora Teagarden series will leave fans happy and hungry for more.


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You know what I found scary about Sleep Like A Baby? How much Roe’s and my life are alike right now! We both just had a baby (her first and my last). We are both nursing moms who lives revolve around our babies. We both got sick (she with the flu and me with strep). Now she did find a dead body in her backyard and I found a dead mouse in mine. So that is where the similarities end.

Seriously though, Sleep Like A Baby is a wonderful continuation of the Aurora Teagarden series. So easy to read, I picked it up just to see what it was about and in less than 24 hours I had finished it. The story moves at a great pace and just pulls you in. The mystery keeps you guessing and the characters make it interesting. What more could you want from a book!

I do (highly) recommend that if you want to enjoy this book to its fullest then you should read the entire series in order. None of the books are super long so it won’t take you forever to get through them. Each one of them is unique and I know I have enjoyed reading them. This is an enjoyable mystery series and one I always recommend to my friends and family. Now I am patiently waiting for the next book to be released…


I would like to thank St. Martin’s Press – Macmillan for the opportunity to review this book.


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About the Author:

Charlaine Harris


Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.

After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight books in her series about a Georgia librarian. In 1996, she released the first in the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring the amateur sleuth Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses. Shakespeare’s Counselor, the fifth—and final—Lily Bard novel, was printed in fall 2001.

Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, and the International Crime Writers Association. She is a past member of the boards of Sisters in Crime and MWA, and she has served as president of the MWA. She is also a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America, just to make sure she’s covered.

Personally, Harris has been married for many years. She mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.


  1. Lou (@MissLouMae) says:

    Congratulations with the new baby! I was wondering why I haven’t seen you online in awhile. And wow, you found a dead mouse! I would’ve been freaked out, especially after reading this book with all the similarities going on with you.

    Sounds like an enjoyable, page-turner book. Thanks for your honest review about it!


    • Dani says:

      Thanks Miss Lou Mae! She is a sweetie and she keeps me busy along with the rest of my crew! 🙂

      Yes, our older dog found the mouse in the field, killed it and brought it to us. I made one of my teenage sons get rid of it! So nasty!!

      This really is one of the mystery series that I enjoy!

      Thanks for coming by!

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