After the phenomenal success of the 13-book Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris has penned the first book in a proposed trilogy set in the west Texas town of Midnight. Action centers around Midnight Pawn and its proprietor, Bobo Wainwright. Bobo has secrets, as does everyone in Midnight, including Fiji Cavanaugh, the witch who lives across the street, Bobo’s two basement tenants, Lemuel and Olivia, among other residents. Manfred Bernardo, the newest resident, hopes he has found the perfect place to run his business as an internet psychic, but the disappearance of a woman named Aubrey Hamilton, Bobo’s girlfriend, may just stir things up…
Harris is a gifted storyteller with the ability to draw in readers and keep them glued to the pages. Midnight Crossroad may be her best book yet. I gulped it down in one sitting and am now impatient for the next book. The characters are beautifully drawn, the plot moves along at an excellent place, and the sly touches of humor leaven what can be a rather creepy story. Harris is at the top of her game here, and that means it’s one of the best books you’ll read this year.
Take a trip to the small town where only outsiders fit in with the first novel in Charlaine Harris' paranormal mystery series--as seen in NBC's primetime television series Midnight, Texas. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There's a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There's a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own...
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.