Grave Surprise (#2)

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Psychic sleuth Harper Connelly travels to Memphis and ends up involved in a case of murder times three in this mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris.

At the request of anthropology professor Clyde Nunley, Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver come to Memphis, Tennessee, to demonstrate her unique talent—in an old cemetery. Nunley is skeptical, even after Harper senses—and finds—two bodies in the grave beneath her feet. One of a man centuries-dead. The other, a young girl, recently deceased, whom Harper had once tried, and failed, to locate. But Harper’s new investigation into the crime yields yet another surprise: the next morning, a third body is found—in the very same grave…


“[Harris] has a great gift for getting inside her characters and making them achingly real to the reader. Particularly poignant is the unique relationship between Harper and Tolliver.”

The Denver Post

“It’s a rare thing to run across mysteries as quirky and improbable as the Harper Connelly series and enjoy the way the author takes the frankly implausible and makes it seem perfectly believable. Harper and Tolliver are so earnest, savvy and likeable, they don’t take themselves too seriously, that readers can sit back with confidence that in GRAVE SURPRISE they’re in for a fun ride through a guaranteed page-turner.”

The Advocate

“Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy Harper’s search for the truth and her changing relationship with Tolliver.”


“[A] winning second supernatural caper […] Peppered with the author’s trademark deadpan wit, this book should help make Harper and Tolliver as popular as Sookie Stackhouse.”

Publishers Weekly

“The supernatural elements are integrated believably into the plot in this engrossing mystery.”


“Begins with a bang […] Harris does an amazing job laying out this intriguing mystery while exploring Harper’s varying beliefs and skepticisms. When it comes to serving up the supernatural, Harris is unmatched.”

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Awards & Accolades


#23 New York Times Bestseller List (3 weeks on list)