The Resource Grave sight, Charlaine Harris

Grave sight, Charlaine Harris

Label
Grave sight
Title
Grave sight
Statement of responsibility
Charlaine Harris
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Language
eng
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Award
Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, 2005.
Review
  • Prolific author Harris debuts a series that just might surpass all her others in popularity. Harper Connolly is honest, ethical, loyal, and, in many peoples eyes, quite odd. Since being hit by lightning, Harper has a strange gift: she can find dead people and reveal how they died. Harper is so down-to-earth and delivers the story in such a straightforward way that even the most hardened realist eventually will accept the premise. In this first outing, Harper and her manager and stepbrother Tolliver travel to a small town in Arkansas to determine what happened to a local teenager. Once there, they learn that someone is willing go to great lengths--even murder--to bury a secret. While absorbing the usual mixture of awe, revulsion, and fear that her gift inspires in the locals, Harper tries to uncover the secret they are trying desperately to hide. Future stories may shed more light on Harper and Tollivers relationship, which seems curiously close for a sister and stepbrother. A strong debut that will have readers dying for more. -- Jenny McLarin (Reviewed 10-01-2005) (Booklist, vol 102, number 3, p38)
  • 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.) --Staff (Reviewed August 22, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 33, p40)
  • The creator of telepathic Sookie Stackhouse (Dead as a Doornail<\i>, May 2005) and other paranormals sets her latest heroine the unenviable task of finding undiscovered corpses.Arkansas socialite Sybil Teague and her lawyer, Paul Edwards, hire Harper Connolly because of her unique talent for finding dead bodies—a skill Harper's had ever since she was struck by lightning at age 15. But once she locates Teenie Hopkins, who vanished with Sybil's son Dell, and confirms that both teenagers were murdered, her employers join the rest of two-bit Sarne, Ark., in regarding her gift with revulsion—and Harper wants nothing more than to get into her stepbrother Tolliver Lang's Subaru and drive far, far away. Even a budding romance with deputy Hollis Boxleitner, who uses Harper's powers to learn that the drowning of his wife Sally, Teenie's sister, was no accident, can't convince her to stick around. But after the beating death of Helen Hopkins, Sally and Teenie's recovering-alcoholic mom, Sarne Sheriff Harvey Branscom forces the siblings to stay put, despite minor harassment by Vernon McCluskey, owner of the motel where they're stuck for the duration, and more serious persecution from highschooler Scot Briscoe, who's irked by the crush Dell's sister Mary Nell develops on Tolliver. Branscom's so busy busting Tolliver for a broken taillight that solving the case themselves might be the beleaguered pair's only ticket out of town. Despite her nifty gimmick, Harris's whodunit is unlikely to raise the dead. (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2005)
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137198
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Harris, Charlaine
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Berkley prime crime
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clairvoyants
  • Women
  • Serial murders
  • Ozark Mountains
Label
Grave sight, Charlaine Harris
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Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780425205686
Lccn
2005045245
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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9780425205686
Label
Grave sight, Charlaine Harris
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9780425205686
Lccn
2005045245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780425205686

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