Sweet and Deadly

Sweet and Deadly

by Charlaine Harris

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Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris

Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBC

Newspaper reporter Catherine Linton ignored her investigative instincts when her parents died in a mysterious car crash six months ago — grief obscuring the warning signs that something was amiss. But when she discovers the beaten body of her father’s nurse on Linton property, Catherine quickly realizes her parents’ death was no accident.

Though the sleepy Southern town that Catherine’s family has called home for generations still prickles with racial tension and decades-old classism, Catherine never expected that Lowfield, Mississippi, could harbor a murderer. Now, it seems everyone has a terrible secret. But how many people in Lowfield would kill to keep them hidden?

Catherine finds herself both the sheriff’s lead suspect and the killer’s next target. With the help of her handsome editor, Randall, and her quirky fellow reporter, Tom, Catherine must untangle the dark roots of the murders and stop the killer who wears a neighbor’s face.

Sweet and Deadly is the thrilling stand-alone mystery debut from Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series, as well as the award-nominated Aurora Teagarden Series, Lily Bard Series, and Harper Connelly Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625671110
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 09/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 93,427
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author for both her Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series and her Aurora Teagarden Mystery series, now a series of movies on the Hallmark Movies Channel. She has lived in the South her entire life.

Visit her on the Web at charlaineharris.com and facebook.com/CharlaineHarris.


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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Sweet and Deadly 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Mariyel More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book, It had a good story line snd a quick pace, I would recommend it to my friends .
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was compleatly engrossed in this book until I got to the ending. The revelation of the murderer was shocking but the reason for the murders was disappointing. And there wasn't enough info regarding how the heroine came to her conclusion about the murderer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great book considering it was one of her first books and is written in third person. This book is over 20 years old and newspapers do everything electronically now-a-days. The book was also originally only 154 pages long. Catherine is not in first person like her others, but you still get a sense of who Catherine is. I found it to be a real page turner.
KittinBooky More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I did not find this book from Charlaine Harris as enjoyable as I have her other book series's (Harper Connelly, Sookie Stackhouse, etc.). I thought that this particular book was slow, uninformative, and a little confusing. I have loved all of her other books, but this particular one surprised in how confusing and lacking of information to the reader. Take care with this book and do not expect too much from it.
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SunshineRising2 More than 1 year ago
Hmmm. Okay then. So, this was a short “little” read. For being Charlaine Harris’ first work, it isn’t bad…but I *did* notice that her bad writing habit of overusing the word “little” which has been a prevalent pet-peeve of mine with all of her works began here. Sigh. Moving on… This was an odd sort of tale. There were several extra added details and red herrings added in that I believe she eventually worked the kinks out of in her later writings. I can truthfully type that I did not see the ending coming. I thought all along it was someone else that was a bit closer to Catherine, so that was a surprise. The characterization wasn’t very in depth here and again I think that is something that writing-wise she got better at over time. Solid overall, kept me reading at least, and no spelling/grammatical errors that I noticed thus bumping what would have been about a two-star up to a three in my humble opinion. I was a bit confused time-line wise as to when her tale was to be taking place as the typewriter, dark room, and the general atmosphere “seemed” to date it older but then there was an independent woman, driving a car, shooting her gun in there too…which seems to push the Southern timeline up into a more recent decade at least. *shrug* I wouldn’t say I would recommend this to all readers, but for fans of Ms. Harris, it was a fun romp and a nice peek at the beginnings of her published writing career. Charlaine Harris is also the author of several popular novels including the: Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connely, Sookie Stackhouse, Midnight Texas, and Lily Bard series. Read other reviews here: http://www.sunshinerising.net
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Grammykf More than 1 year ago
This book was a disappointment to me. But.. can't give up on Ms Harris. She is one of the best.
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Quick, easy read. Nothing too taxing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trying to get pass the first few chapters which is boring,to see if it gets interesting. Why not call the black dupty by his name instead of always saying the black dupty this/that.
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Predictable ending but a good and easy read. The author is very adept at bringing her characters to life.
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She always delivers a great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of Charlaine's books. This was a fantastic stand-alone. I wish it were longer, but it really didn't need to be.
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Not my favorite book but I definately had no idea who done it till the end and I was surprised.
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