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Midnight Crossroad

Now a major new TV series: MIDNIGHT, TEXAS

By Charlaine Harris

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The brand new bestselling series from Charlaine Harris: Everything begins at Midnight.

Soon to be a TV series on SyFy UK from July 27th 2017!

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse, the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it.

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth...

Biographical Notes

Charlaine Harris is the internationally bestselling author of, amongst others, the Sookie Stackhouse novels. She is a full time writer, living in Texas, USA.

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  • ISBN: 9780575092860
  • Publication date: 09 Apr 2015
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Gollancz
Midnight Crossroad Sparkles — SFX
A promising start to a new series...once you've entered, you'll never leave — Sci-Fi Now
All of Harris' trademarks are present - charm and wit, pacy storytelling and likeable characters — We Love This Book
Midnight Crossroad - featuring an oddball cast including a witch, a vampire and a talking cat - soon has you under its spell — THE SUN
A gently paced mystery with a supernatural slant, populated by endearing, varied and well-constructed characters....Definitely recommend — Civilian Reader
A slow burning novel which successfully juggles setting the scene for an ongoing series with a self-contained story. — Sci-Fi Bulletin
I can see many nights being lost to the wonder of Midnight. 4 /5 — Backwards Compatible
Fans might be sad to say good-bye to Sookie, but they'll be so intrigued by the denizens of Midnight they won't have time to mourn. — A Knife and a Quill
Midnight Crossroad is another compelling book by Charlaine Harris. I love her storytelling style and the wonderful characters she creates — Following the Nerd
I was blown away by Midnight Crossroad. It's a wholly immersive, stunningly written adventure that I couldn't put down. The characters are spot on and unforgettable, the plot is exciting - the only negative thing is that I have to (very impatiently) wait for book two!!! — Carly Bennett Blogspot
The inclusion of a mystery that starts simply and then winds out of control so that no one can be trusted makes this is a blast to read. Everyone is your friend in Midnight, but you don't know everything about anyone. I can't wait for Midnight to come again. Overall grade: A — Sci-Fi Pulse
If you have read anything by Charlaine Harris I can guarantee you won't be disappointed. If you haven't read anything by Charlaine Harris, then Midnight Crossroad might be the book to get you started. — Fantasy Book Review
This gentle mystery shows an author confident in her writing and perhaps heralds the arrival of the best stage of her work - one where she writes primarily because of the sheer love for writing. An excellent read. — Book Geek Says
The characters are fascinating, the world she created is very intriguing and there is SO MUCH mystery ... so much, in fast, that you just HAVE to relocate from Bon Temps to Midnight, Texas. — Portrait of a Woman
A sinster read for lovers of the vampire series to get their teeth into — Manchester Evening News
A pleasurable and enjoyable read...I can't honestly wait for my my next visit to Midnight — Gav Reads
It's fun, a page turner that you'll romp through in no time — Piper at the Gates of Fantasy
Midnight Crossroad is an unforgettable kick-start to a fresh and very exciting new series — Fiction Facination
Harris is back with a vengeance! — TW Books
This book appears to have it all — Escapes of a Bookworm
It's clear from the start that this is an author at the peak of their ability. — SF Book
If you like your soap-opera with fangs and magic, then this will delight you. — Starburst Magazine
An excellent start to what looks to be an intriguing and very entertaining series — Reader Dad
a riot of freaky fun — The Peterborough Telegraph
It seems you only live in Midnight if you have a secret you want nobody to know, and I am looking forward to the books to come so that the ghostly mists lift and more is revealed — Novelicious
promising first installment of her new Midnight, Texas trilogy. It combines the classic elements of mystery with the highly popular supernatural elements of Urban Fantasy, and weaves a story that will keep you guessing who (or what) dunit, from start to finish — Rabid Reads
Charlaine Harris has a style of writing that makes you feel right at home with her characters — Pissed off Geek
This is a really fantastic start to a new series, with a wonderfully eclectic cast of characters and a truly strange town they call home. I loved it and I cannot wait to get back to Midnight for more. — Review Diaries
Signalling the return of Harris as the queen of urban fantasy, MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD with its oddball cast, southern charm and easy pace will whet your appetite for more of her original supernatural mysteries. — What Danielle Did Next Blog
Gollancz

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

For the first time together in one volume, the complete short story collection starring Sookie Stackhouse - with new introductions from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the series, Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore, while old friends can revisit some of their favourite moments and characters. From investigating the murder of a local fairy to learning that her cousin was a vampire, from remodelling Tara's house to attending a wedding with her shapeshifting boss Sam, Sookie navigates the perils and pitfalls of the paranormal world.Gather round the bar at Bon Temps' favourite watering hole and hear stories that will make you wish that Sookie never left, including:'Fairy Dust''One Word Answer''Dracula Night''Lucky''Gift Wrap''Two Blondes''If I Had a Hammer''Small Town Wedding''Playing Possum''In the Blue Hereafter'This definitive collection is the perfect binge read for people who like their stories with bite!

Gollancz

Blackwing

Ed McDonald
Authors:
Ed McDonald
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Night Shift

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

Soon to be an NBC TV series!From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels - 'the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed' - comes a new novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day . . .Welcome to the most intriguing mystery you'll read this year.Welcome to Midnight, Texas. At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves-only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There's a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place. And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose - which just might happen - it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be . . .

Gollancz

The Cathedral of Known Things

Edward Cox
Authors:
Edward Cox

Divided, hunted and short on resources, the surviving members of the Relic Guild are in real trouble. Their old enemy, the Genii, and their resurrected master have infiltrated Labrys Town and taken over the police force. So the Relic Guild must flee their home, and set off on a dangerous journey across the worlds of the Aelfir. One that will lead them to a weapon which might destroy the Genii. Or the whole universe...And forty years before all this, the war which led to the fall of the Genii continues. And what happens to the Relic Guild during that conflict will change the course of their desperate flight.

Gollancz

Dead But Not Forgotten

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris
Gollancz

Day Shift

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

Welcome to Midnight, Texas. It's a quiet little town, perched at the junction between Davy Road and Witch Light Road, and it's easy to miss. With its boarded-up windows, single traffic light and sleepy air, there's nothing special about Midnight . . . which is exactly how the residents like it.So when the news comes that a new owner plans to renovate the run-down, abandoned old hotel in town, it's not met with pleasure. Who would want to come to Midnight, with its handful of shops, the Home Cookin diner, and quiet residents - and why? But there are bigger problems in the air. When Manfred Bernado, the newest resident in town, is swept up in a deadly investigation suddenly the hotel and its residents are the least of the towns concern. The police, lawyers and journalists are all headed to Midnight, and it's the worst possible moment . . .

Gollancz

After Dead

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

DEAD EVER AFTER marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels - a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show TRUE BLOOD. It also stoked a hunger that will never die... A hunger to know what happened next.With characters arranged alphabetically - from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli - bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favourite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You'll learn how Michele and Jason's marriage fared, what happened to Sookie's cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB's twins grew up to be solid citizens.This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions - including details of Sookie's own happily-ever-after...The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, colour endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.

Gollancz

The Harper Connelly Omnibus

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

A stunning omnibus edition of the entire Harper Connelly mystery collectionHarper Connelly has always been unique: ever since she was struck by lightning she's had the ability to locate the dead.She does what she can to put her unique ability to good use, with the aid of her step-brother Tolliver, but it's not always easy. Her cases can be heart-wrenching, complex - and sometimes, if someone would rather the body wasn't found, they can even even be dangerous ...Each of these engaging mysteries is smart, well-conceived and gripping. Sometimes sexy, sometimes challenging, sometimes heart-breaking, a Harper Connelly mystery is always a treat.

Orion

Shakespeare's Counselor

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris
Orion

Poppy Done to Death

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

A mystery series from the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series.Aurora Teagarden: 8Not just any woman in Lawrenceton, Georgia, gets to be a member of the Uppity Women Book Club. But Roe's stepsister-in-law Poppy has climbed her way up the waiting list of the group - only to die on the day of her induction.To make matters worse, there are rumours of infidelity on both sides of Poppy's marriage circulating about the town. If Roe is to find the killer, she must first determine if the sordid stories are true. Suspects abound, and the things she uncovers make her question her own heart, but her passion for the truth drives her on - straight into the path of a cold-blooded killer.

Orion

Last Scene Alive

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris
Orion

Dead Over Heels

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

The Aurora Teagarden mystery series - from the bestselling author of the TRUE BLOOD novels.Roe never liked Detective Sergeant Jack Burns, but she never wanted to see him dead - especially not dropped from a plane right into her own back yard. Luckily, even Lawrenceton's finest know that Roe couldn't possibly be in two places at once, so her name is crossed off the suspect list.But then other strange things begin to happen around Roe, ranging from the peculiar, to the violent, to the potentially deadly. Clearly there is a personal message in this madness that Roe must decipher, before it is too late ...

Orion

Shakespeare's Christmas

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

A must-read mystery from the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series.A Lily Bard Mystery: 3Lily Bard has worked hard to leave her old life behind. So she's uneasy about returning to her home town for her sister's Christmas Eve wedding. And with good reason. Violence waits in Bartley - the town's doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death - and Lily's detective boyfriend finds himself in Bartley on the heels of an eight-year-old kidnapping case. It just might have something to do with the murders...or Lily's sister's fiancé.With only three days to the wedding, Lily must move fast to solve the case. Before her sister promises to love, honour and obey a cold-blooded killer.

Orion

The Julius House

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

A mystery series from the 1.5 million-selling author of the True Blood novels.Since she met her fiancé Martin Bartell, Roe Teagarden has never been happier. There's a difference in age and in background, but he seems to know exactly what she wants - like the Julius house. Roe is thrilled when Martin gives her the house as a wedding present. She's a keen amateur sleuth, and she has always been intrigued by its infamous history: six years ago, the family who lived there disappeared, never to be seen again. As Roe throws herself into renovating the Julius house, her misgivings about Martin's rather murky past recede. But when Roe is attacked by an axe-wielding maniac, she realises that the secrets inside her four walls - and her brand-new marriage - could destroy her.

Orion

Shakespeare's Champion

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris
Orion

A Bone to Pick

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

The second in the mystery series from the No. 1 SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author.Aurora Teagarden: 2There's nothing like discovering that an elderly lady has made you the unlikely heir of her estate to add excitement to your life. Except perhaps finding a human skull in the window seat. Roe Teagarden is sure that Jane Engle wasn't a killer. Which means the real murderer is still out there.And now it's up to Roe to identify the victim and work out which one of Jane's seemingly ordinary neighbours is in fact a cold-blooded murderer - without putting herself in deadly danger.

Orion

Real Murders

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

The first Aurora Teagarden mystery, from the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse MysteriesLawrenceton, Georgia, may be a growing suburb of Atlanta, but it's still a small town at heart. Librarian Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden grew up there, and she knows more than enough about her fellow townsfolk - including which ones share her interest in the darker side of human nature.With these fellow crime buffs, Roe belongs to a club called Real Murders, which meets once a month to analyse famous cases. It's a harmless pastime - until the night she finds a member dead, killed in a manner that eerily resembles the very crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal copycat killings follow, Roe finds herself having to uncover the person behind the terrifying game that is casting all the members of Real Murders - herself included - as prime suspects - or potential victims.

Gollancz

A Fool and His Honey

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris
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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

Aurora Teagarden - Roe to her friends - has always worked for a living, until an unexpected legacy gave her enough money that she could quit her job as a librarian. Now, with time on her hands, she decides to try selling real estate - after all, her mother is Lawrenceton's premiere real estate agent, and she's happy to give Roe a head-start in her new career. But at her first house showing, Roe discovers a body - a rival estate broker - and to make matters worse, one of her mother's colleagues is looking decidedly guilty. When a second body is found, in another house for sale, it becomes obvious that the killer who's at large in Lawrenceton knows a great deal about real estate - and maybe a little too much about Roe. She is going to have to find out who is responsible, before she herself becomes the next bedroom corpse.

Gollancz

Shakespeare's Trollop

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

A must-read mystery from the No. 1 Bestseling author behind HBO's award winning TRUE BLOOD series!Shakespeare, Arkansas is home to endless back roads, historic buildings, colourful residents - and the occasional murder. It is also home to Lily Bard, the local karate expert and cleaning woman, who's got a particular knack for finding skeletons in closets.But when Deedra Dean - the local woman of ill repute - is found murdered, her lifestyle leaves more than a few suspects. And being familiar with Deedra's dirty laundry could make Lily the next resident of Shakespeare to die ...