An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Series #3)

An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Series #3)

by Charlaine Harris

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ISBN-13: 9780425224243
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Series: Harper Connelly Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 145,399
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.


Southern Arkansas

Date of Birth:

November 25, 1951

Place of Birth:

Tunica, Mississippi


B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973

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An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 439 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The residents of Doraville, North Carolina fear the worst as the number of runaway boys seems improbable. The townsfolk believe a serial killer is living amidst them murdering their male offspring. Against the opinion of Sheriff Sandra Rockwell, psychic detective Harper Connelly and her manager stepbrother Tolliver Lang come to the town to find the missing boys. To the horror of both women and Tolliver, Harper earns her fee when she uncovers eight corpses. Not long afterward, someone assaults an already weary Harper. Worn out to her bone marrow and fearful of further attacks, Harper wants to go home to heal from her injuries not all being physical. However, a less skeptical Sandra pleads with her and the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation demands she continue to work on the case. The media, learning of the deadly find and psychic link, turns the inquiry into a circus while Harper¿s psychic friends try to assist her as they begin to find more horrific remains. The third grave Connelly psychic mystery (see GRAVE SIGHT and GRAVE SURPRISE) is a tense thriller that grips the audience from the moment the heroine finds the grisly remains of eight bodies and never slows down until the final confrontation. The cast enhances the tale either by bringing local flavor to the plot or assistance/deterrence to Harper. Although there is a binge of serial killers in literature of late, the fast-paced story line deftly uses the paranormal to make it seem normal as the heroine confronts an abnormal psychopathic killer in an entertaining regional whodunit. --- Harriet Klausner
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
An Ice Cold Grave is the third book in the Harper Connelly series by American author, Charlaine Harris. Harper’s latest assignment is a law enforcement invitation by Sandra Rockwell, sheriff of Doraville, in Knott County, South Carolina in the middle of winter. The Sheriff is grasping at straws trying to find six boys gone missing over the last five years. Harper finds them all, and two more: a serial killer’s icy graveyard. But before she and Tolliver can depart the town, someone attacks her, landing her in hospital. Psychic Xylda Bernardo and her grandson Manfred (see Grave Surprise) turn up to help, but land in their own hot water. Eventually a serial killer is arrested (but not before another boy dies) so the townspeople can rest easy. Or can they? This instalment features murder ,  suicide, a lake cottage, power cuts, an ice storm, an underground chamber, quick-thinking neighbours, quite a lot of hospital visits, several suspects, a red herring or two and an exciting climax. Guns, knives and shovels are used as weapons. Harris has created a series with likeable characters and an original plot. The relationship between Harper and Tolliver takes a turn and readers will look forward to the final book in the series, Grave Secret.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the third in the series and i think it is the best one yet! i love the relationship between harper and toliver. great story line, had me guessing the whole time. i can't wait for the next one!
velyrhorde on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Harper and Tolliver ride again!In this installment, they have been summoned to a small North Carolina town where young men have been disappearing for several years. Harper discovers the grave sites almost immediately, but is attacked in the parking lot of their hotel afterwards, and the police feel certain that the killer is after her.Wacky psychic Xzylda and her grandson Manfred make a guest appearance, and much is revealed before Harper solves the crime.
wirtley on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Excellent! Her best yet! Sookie Stackhouse helps a rural town discover what happened to missing teenage boys. A very fast read
allysther on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I think this will be my last book from Harris. The ewwww factor was pretty high and it read more like an outline than a fully formed novel.
maughta on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I enjoy the Harper Connelly mysteries even better than the Sookie Stackhouse novels of Harris. This one continues to be interesting, engaging, and fascinating. I love the character of Harper, who can find dead bodies and tell what they've died from. I knew whodunnit pretty quickly, but I still devoured this quickly to see if I was right. The dynamics between Harper and other people is what keeps me coming back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Harper Connelly books and have read the series numerous times. One of my all time favorite series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling and romantic. I loved it.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
Harper Connelly is back at it again, but this time she is really in deep. Finding the body of 8 boys is hard enough. But to tack on the fact that those boys were killed by a menacing serial killer makes life even more difficult. This book is dark and edgy. In fact, it isn’t as light a read as the first two books in the series. While the characters as the same (and you have to love Harper and Tolliver) the subject matter is truly frightening. Fans of Harris will love this book though as it is true to her writing style. This is my favorite book in the series! Highly recommended. Overall rating: 4.0 Mystery Rating: 4.6 Darkness: 5.0 Courtesy of My Love of Books
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Not bad. Quite readable. Although there is a binge of serial killers in literature of late.
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AvidReaderDG More than 1 year ago
The Harper Connelly series is surprisingly very good, although I am a little surprised by her relationship with her brother. Despite the initial shock, I think it's a good fit.