We’re honored to include in our ebook program two standalone mystery novels by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris! Best known for her Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine made her debut with these first-rate small town Southern mysteries.
SWEET AND DEADLY features newspaper reporter Catherine Linton, who’s returned to her hometown Lowfield, Mississippi, certain that her parents’ recent death was no mere accident. But her investigation unearths more secrets than she bargained for, and now she’s both the sheriff’s lead suspect and the killer’s next target. Originally published in 1981, Birmingham News called it a “home run the first time out.”
A SECRET RAGE follows former NYC model Nickie Callahan as she re-assimilates into small town Southern life — and to catch the rapist terrorizing the community when the violence affects Nickie personally. Charlaine’s second novel is a bit of a departure from her more lighthearted Southern mystery series like Aurora Teagarden or Lily Bard. While it contains features readers will recognize from those later series, The Boston Globe summed it up best: “But more than [a good mystery], the book is a powerful study of rape and its consequences… a powerful vision of women fighting together against a common enemy.”