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Book Title: Grave Surprise|
Date of issue: 2008
ISBN 13: 9781407227702
The author of the book: Charlaine Harris
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 31.91 MB
Read full description of the books Grave Surprise:When she was 15, Harper Connelly was struck by a bolt of lightning. She recovered, mostly... she has a strange red spiderweb on parts of her body, and her right leg is weak. Sometimes her right hand shakes. She has headaches. And she can find dead people.
That was the part that interested anthropology professor Dr Clive Nunley, who invited Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver to Memphis to give a demonstration of her unique talent - and what better place for it than an old cemetery? Dr Nunley doesn't bother to hide his scepticism, even when Harper senses a young girl, recently deceased, in a grave alongside its owner - a centuries-deceised man.
When the grave is opened, Harper is proved right: the dead girl is Tabitha Morgenstern, an eleven-year-old abducted two years previously. That's bad enough, but worse is to come, for Harper tried - and failed - to find the child when she first went missing... so Harper and Tolliver embark on their own investigation to find the killer.
And the next morning a third dead body is found in the grave.
Read information about the authorCharlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside.
Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden. Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.
Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series. The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences.
When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she’d always wanted to write. Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure. Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn more readers. The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.
In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability. Harper Connelly, lightning-struck and strange, can find corpses… and that’s how she makes her living.
In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance. She spends her "spare" time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.
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