Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Series #1)

Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Series #1)

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by Charlaine Harris
     
 

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The author of the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse books embarks upon a new series with this paranormal romantic mystery. Harper Connelly's strange ability to locate dead bodies and intuit the cause of death has proven a lucrative line of work, but it hasn't made her popular. She certainly feels less than welcome in the small Ozark town of Sarne, Arkansas, where wealthy… See more details below

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The author of the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse books embarks upon a new series with this paranormal romantic mystery. Harper Connelly's strange ability to locate dead bodies and intuit the cause of death has proven a lucrative line of work, but it hasn't made her popular. She certainly feels less than welcome in the small Ozark town of Sarne, Arkansas, where wealthy matron Sybil Teague hires her to find the missing girlfriend of Teague's dead teenage son. Nevertheless, when she actually finds the girl's body, it becomes clear that the local sheriff is willing to go to considerable lengths to ensure that Harper extends her stay, forcing her to determine what other secrets--and unquiet dead--lie buried in Sarne.

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Publishers Weekly
Ever since Harper Connelly survived a zap from a lightning bolt, she's been able to find dead people, a skill that makes the protagonist in the first installment of Harris's new series a tad more bizarre than the mind-reading heroine of the author's Sookie Stackhouse books (Dead as a Doornail, etc.). Harper travels to the Ozark town of Sarne, Ark., to find a missing teenage girl's body, accompanied by her stepbrother, Tolliver, who acts as her manager and bodyguard and with whom she shares a thinly disguised physical attraction that they manage to keep at bay by engaging in casual sex with various partners. Finding the body takes no time at all, but leaving town afterward isn't so easy. When Harper's life is threatened and Tolliver ends up in jail on trumped-up charges, it quickly becomes apparent that something sinister is going on in Sarne. Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, albeit edgy characters. A nifty puzzle toward the end will challenge the most jaded mystery buffs. Agent, Joshua Bilmes at Jabberwocky. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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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. Arkansas socialite Sybil Teague and her lawyer, Paul Edwards, hire Harper Connolly because of her unique talent for finding dead bodies-a skill Harper's had ever since she was struck by lightning at age 15. But once she locates Teenie Hopkins, who vanished with Sybil's son Dell, and confirms that both teenagers were murdered, her employers join the rest of two-bit Sarne, Ark., in regarding her gift with revulsion-and Harper wants nothing more than to get into her stepbrother Tolliver Lang's Subaru and drive far, far away. Even a budding romance with deputy Hollis Boxleitner, who uses Harper's powers to learn that the drowning of his wife Sally, Teenie's sister, was no accident, can't convince her to stick around. But after the beating death of Helen Hopkins, Sally and Teenie's recovering-alcoholic mom, Sarne Sheriff Harvey Branscom forces the siblings to stay put, despite minor harassment by Vernon McCluskey, owner of the motel where they're stuck for the duration, and more serious persecution from highschooler Scot Briscoe, who's irked by the crush Dell's sister Mary Nell develops on Tolliver. Branscom's so busy busting Tolliver for a broken taillight that solving the case themselves might be the beleaguered pair's only ticket out of town. Despite her nifty gimmick, Harris's whodunit is unlikely to raise the dead.
From the Publisher
"Harris debuts a series that just might surpass all her others in popularity." - Booklist
"Will have readers dying for more." - Booklist
"A knuckle-gnawing tale, populated with well-developed, edgy characters." - Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101205600
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/04/2005
Series:
Harper Connelly Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
30,043
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Harris debuts a series that just might surpass all her others in popularity." - Booklist
"Will have readers dying for more." - Booklist
"A knuckle-gnawing tale, populated with well-developed, edgy characters." - Publishers Weekly

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