Search Results: "Charlaine Harris"


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GRAVE SURPRISE by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2006

"Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy Harper's search for the truth and her changing relationship with Tolliver."
Being struck by lightning has given Harper Connelly (Grave Sight, 2005, etc.) the ability to find dead bodies and know what killed them—a spooky talent that earns her a living and places her in frequent danger. Read full book review >

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DEAD AS A DOORNAIL by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2005

"Sorting out her suitors leaves Sookie scant time to worry about why she's become a target: here, the mystery is swamped by the ongoing supernatural-soap-opera romance."
The Witch War may be over, but there's still danger aplenty for the supernatural citizens of Louisiana's Renard Parish. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"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."
A Georgia librarian's first pregnancy is complicated by her brother's kidnapping. Read full book review >

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SLEEP LIKE A BABY by Charlaine Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Harris writes cozies to reckon with. But her world is surprisingly insular. Kids are often bullies or delinquents, Jewish neighbors whiny and demanding, African-Americans irresponsible or criminal. Can't Harris, who endowed Sookie Stackhouse with a fantastic array of vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, and fairies, spare some diversity for Lawrenceton?"
Librarian Aurora Teagarden copes with motherhood and murder. Read full book review >

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GRAVE SIGHT by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Despite her nifty gimmick, Harris's whodunit is unlikely to raise the dead."
The creator of telepathic Sookie Stackhouse (Dead as a Doornail, May 2005) and other paranormals sets her latest heroine the unenviable task of finding undiscovered corpses. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"A little magic, a little mystery and a lot of imagination make for a story that is both fun and edgy, and some unresolved details will keep readers coming back for more."
An online psychic settles in Midnight, Texas, an unusual small town where all the residents have shadowy pasts and a lingering mystery brings unwanted attention. Read full book review >

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SWEET AND DEADLY by Charlaine Harris
Released: June 30, 1981

"It all adds up to a nice, quiet debut—nothing special, but unpretentiously agreeable."
In the tiny southern town of Lowfield, Catherine Linton is recovering from the recent death of her parents in a car crash—the foul-play work of some unknown culprit. Read full book review >

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DEADLOCKED by Charlaine Harris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2012

"A dull, overly complicated entry in the swampy gothic romance that feeds fans and starves newcomers."
Vampires and werewolves and fairies, oh my: just another day in the life of Harris' navel-gazing southern belle. Read full book review >

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LAST SCENE ALIVE by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"A standard two-suitor with some pleasant local color but a thin plot."
If there's anything more entertaining than a string of serial murders, it's a network miniseries based on a string of serial murders. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S COUNSELOR by Charlaine Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"The least convincing of the Shakespeare series, saved from total disaster only by Lily's still-intriguing persona."
Welcome once more to Shakespeare, the second most famous fictional town in Arkansas—home to Lily Bard, housecleaner to some of the best families in Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE’S TROLLOP by Charlaine Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A neat surprise ending will reward Lily's ardent fans without winning new ones."
Another visit to Shakespeare, Arkansas, where housecleaner Lily Bard (Shakespeare's Christmas, 1998, etc.) takes comfort in her karate classes and in her lover, p.i. Read full book review >

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THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION by Charlaine Harris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The previously unpublished novella is charming, but the rest of the book is for hardcore Sookie completists only."
After 11 novels in her Sookie Stackhouse supernatural mystery series, as well as an extremely popular TV adaptation (HBO's True Blood), Harris (Dead Reckoning, 2011, etc.) has provided her dedicated fanbase with this mostly superfluous companion work. Read full book review >