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Mar 31, 2015
| ISBN 9780425263167
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May 06, 2014
| ISBN 9781101598795
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Mar 31, 2015 | ISBN 9780425263167
May 06, 2014 | ISBN 9781101598795
Take a trip to the small Texas town where only outsiders fit in with the first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’ paranormal mystery series.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 the Davy highway. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.There’s a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There’s a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There’s a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own…
Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s Midnight, Texas,… More about Charlaine Harris
Praise for Charlaine Harris and Her Novels of Midnight, Texas“[Harris is] the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed.”—Houston Press“[An] out-of-the-ordinary mystery.”—Publishers Weekly“More addictive and more satisfying than a class A drug.”—SFBook“A little magic, a little mystery, and a lot of imagination make for a story that is both fun and edgy.”—Kirkus Reviews“As intimate and deep as the Stackhouse novels.”—Library Journal“Move over Bon Temps, Midnight, Texas, has arrived.”—Fresh Fiction
Charlaine Harris needs no introduction to readers. Her Sookie Stackhouse novels—the basis for the HBO hit show True Blood—is a publishing phenomenon. I’ve been Charlaine’s editor almost from the beginning of her publishing relationship with Berkley. I (along with gazillions of others) love Sookie.
It was bittersweet to work on the last book in the series, Dead Ever After in 2013. The question then was—what’s next for Charlaine? Well, my respect for her as an author only grew when I read the “what’s next”, Midnight Crossroad, the first of a trilogy set in the small—and odd—Texas town of Midnight.
In writing Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine has chosen to challenge herself as a writer, when she could have taken the easy path and done something like a direct Sookie spin-off. Though the book maintains the major element that has run through all of her work (the strong sense of place), it represents a departure for her in two ways—the story is told third person and from multiple (three to be exact) viewpoints.
Will all of Sookie’s many fans like it? It’s hard to know. While not a spin-off, it is set in Sookie’s world—there are vampires and shifters and witches (and in subsequent volumes, actual characters from the Sookie series). But, while there are romantic entanglements, the mystery is front-and-center. In that way, it is much more like the Harper Connelly novels—including the fact that Manfred Bernardo, a secondary character from the Harper books, is a principle protagonist in Midnight Crossroad. (Charlaine has included characters from the Lily Bard and Aurora Teagarden mysteries, too!)
So—we are all very excited about the publication of Midnight Crossroad. It’s on sale now. As the editor , I highly recommend it!
All the best,
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