I recently posted about my addiction to the Sookie Stackhouse series. However, Charlaine Harries writes beyond the Sookie Stackhouse books. While the Sookie Stackhouse may be the most widely known because of the HBO series, the other series are just as well written.
After devouring the Sookie Stackhouse books, I decided to move on to the Harper Connelly series. After being hit by Lightning, Harper Connelly develops a special “gift” of being able to find dead bodies. She can also tell the exact method they died. With her “brother” Tolliver Lang, they travel the country using her gift to earn their income.
This gift of course, gets Harper into all sorts of pickles. Mysteries are solved by her gift as well as using good detective methods. The characters and stories are well woven together and if you are mystery fan, you will enjoy this series. Currently, there are three books out: Grave Site, Grave Surprise, and An Ice Cold Grave. The next book, Grave Secret, will be released in October and I’ve already purchased the pre-release Kindle edition for my iPhone.
I just recently finished the first book of the Lily Bard Shakespeare series and have been enjoying this series as well. These books are also mysteries. However, Lily Bard has no special supernatural gift. She is a survivor who does have fighting skills! She is unusual and you will enjoy her character as the cleaning lady who knows everyone’s secrets yet keeps a zipped lip.
Personally, I would be thrilled if either one of these book series became a television series. I see great potential for a fun, mysterious series with the right cast of characters.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?