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Day Shift

Now a major new TV series: MIDNIGHT, TEXAS

By Charlaine Harris

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Now adapted for television in SyFy UK's Midnight, Texas series - welcome to Charlaine Harris's bestselling paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in . . .

Now adapted for television in SyFy UK's Midnight, Texas series - welcome to Charlaine Harris's bestselling paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in . . .

Welcome to the most intriguing mystery you'll read this year.

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 . . .

Biographical Notes

CHARLAINE HARRIS is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty-five years. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she is the author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, basis for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Aurora Teagarden original movies; the Midnight, Texas series, now a brand-new TV series; the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series, basis for the HBO show True Blood; the Lily Bard mysteries; the Harper Connelly mysteries; and the co-author of the graphic novel trilogy Cemetery Girl. Harris now lives in Texas with her husband and two rescue dogs.

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  • ISBN: 9780575092907
  • Publication date: 31 Mar 2016
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Gollancz
Charlaine Harris' gift to her readers is unforgettable characters. Day Shift is a joy, another exceptional novel from a gifted storyteller — lesasbookcritiques
Sharp and clever, staging the perfect mix of supernatural drama with small-town routine played out by an irreverent cast- DAY SHIFT is a pleasurable read that will leave you wanting more. — What Danielle Did Next Blog
you won't regret it. Midnight is waiting to welcome you in. — Review Diaries
It's fresh, innovative and damn good fun to read! — Upcoming 4 Me
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
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The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories

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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!

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Night Shift

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

Now adapted for television in SyFy UK's Midnight, Texas series - welcome to Charlaine Harris's bestselling paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in . . .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 . . .

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Dead But Not Forgotten

Charlaine Harris
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Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris' smash-hit Sookie Stackhouse series may have reached its conclusion, but the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, lives on in this all-new collection of 15 stories. Written by a killer line-up of authors, including:NEW YORK TIMES bestseller Seanan McGuire NEW YORK TIMES bestseller MaryJanice DavidsonAn introduction by Charlaine Harris herself! DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN puts your favourite characters, written by some of your favourite authors, centre stage.

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Midnight Crossroad

Charlaine Harris
Authors:
Charlaine Harris

The first book in Charlaine Harris's bestselling paranormal mystery series about a small town where only outsiders fit in - now adapted into major TV series Midnight, Texas on SyFy UKFrom 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...

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After Dead

Charlaine Harris
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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.

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Dead Ever After

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Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store.Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte's Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire's girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief ... and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time.But with life comes new trials ...The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after?Learn more about Charlaine Harris at www.charlaineharris.com.

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The Harper Connelly Omnibus

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Poppy Done to Death

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