Charlaine Harris is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author with her Sookie Stackhouse series US first printing of nearly 50,000 HBs for GRAVE SIGHT The THE SIXTH SENSE this is a cross-over supernatural/crime/police procedural thriller with a gutsy heroine The girlie supernatural crossover genre is becoming HUGE in the States A new female name to the Gollancz list The first of a brand new series 'An author of rare talents' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Charlaine Harris is published all over the world, including Japan, Greece, Poland, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Korea, France, the Czech Republic, Australia and Russia The last Sookie book, DEAD AS A DOORNAIL, has sold more than 60,000 copies in the US. There will be a new Sookie Stackhouse novel coming in 2006
Charlaine Harris is an award-winning writer of more than 20 fantasy, mystery and crime novels. Her Sookie Stackhouse series are New York Times bestsellers.
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.