Midnight Crossroad

Midnight Crossroad 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 Davy Road It s a pretty standard dried up western town Th

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 Davy Road It s a pretty standard dried up western town.There s a pawnshop where someone lives in the basement and runs the store during the night There s a diner although those folk who are just passing through tend not to lingWelcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded up windows and few full time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road It s a pretty standard dried up western town.There s a pawnshop where someone lives in the basement and runs the store during the night There s a diner although those folk who are just passing through tend not to linger And there s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he s found the perfect place to work in private and who has secrets of his own.If you stop at the one traffic light in town, then everything looks normal But if you stay a while, you might learn the truth

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Midnight Crossroad

  1. Charlaine 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 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.

358 Reply to “Midnight Crossroad”

  1. I can t believe I have had this damn trilogy for 6,000 years and had no idea I had my own little gem Story of my life I loved it and all of the characters Mel MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List REVIEW

  2. Interested to see what this is like Think I ll wait and see what early reviews say first though I haven t forgiven Ms Harris for the last few books in the Sookie Stackhouse series yet Update I reckon if I get 100 likes on this I ll buy the stupid book and review it.Update As stated once I hit 100 likes I agreed to read and review this book So the book is on its way, Stay Tuned for ReviewIn the mean time, check out the Interview with Charlaine Harris where she talks about her books and Midnight C [...]

  3. 2 7 18 ON SALE for 2.99 amzn 2wnV3KwReviewed by Rabid Reads3.5 starsI love Charlaine Harris Really, I do.When I started reading her SOOKIE STACKHOUSE books, I was so desperate for Harris reading material in the between books time that I did something I d never done before I read mysteries.Why did I read mysteries B c that s what Harris writes She wrote mysteries for years, only having middling success I don t know if Harris had a dream filled with vampires and werewolves and fairies oh, my one [...]

  4. After reading that the premise of supernatural people living in a small town, I immediately thought of one of my perennial favorites HalloweenTown.What I got, however, was a dull and meandering story of a one horse town that is, in a word lame.While I wasn t one of the angered fans of how Harris ended her Southern Vampire Mysteries Sookie Stackhouse books, I am disappointed in this one This new series exists in the same universe and yet is so lacking in each and every way Gone is the smoky south [...]

  5. I m a big Charlaine Harris fan and I ve read all of her other series, so when I found out she had a new trilogy coming out this year I was super excited And then I received an ARC months before the book was due to be released, so I couldn t wait to get started Manfred Bernardo has just moved into the very small town of Midnight He s a psychic and has his own business, conducted online and on the phone, so this isolated place seemed like a good place to move Most of his work includes the use of p [...]

  6. Oh man, how can I trust Ms Harris with my heart again after the travesty that was the ending of the Sookie Stackhouse series And yet, here I go again A sucker for pain.Bring it onThis book has a slow pacing, so be aware It is set in a small town in West Texas, and since I live in Houston, I have been through many of these types of places The lifestyle is slower The iced tea is so sweet you will get insta cavities, which is fine because there always seems to be a lack of teeth going on anyway And [...]

  7. I was hugely disappointed in this new book It is the first of the series, with Manfred, the psychic friend of Harper Connelly as the star carryover from previous books Though, to be fair, Lily Bard from the Shakespeare books gets a mention too I so looked forward to this I absolutely have loved every one of Charlaine Harris s books I m pretty sure I ve read all her published novels, even the very early ones And the Harper Connelly series GRAVE SIGHT, etc is my absolute favorite I liked Manfred i [...]

  8. What happens when a witch, a vampire, and a psychic walk into the Home Cookin restaurant in Midnight, Texas Answer not much.I have been tempted to read novels written by Charlaine Harris, but had never satisfied my curiosity I figured the first book in a new trilogy would be a good place to start This story is set in a tiny hamlet that is nothing than a stoplight at a crossroads The book reads as if every inhabitant of the town is included in the character list The beginning of the novel is rat [...]

  9. I am just wondering if this series is going to be like the true blood series let us all down at the end I don t think I know of one person who really enjoyed the last couple of those books.

  10. I ve read at least one book in some cases all of every single series Charlaine Harris has written Her earlier cozy mysteries are at worst, mind numbingly boring especially Aurora Teagarden , and at best, mildly interesting Midnight Crossroad unfortunately falls into the cozy mystery genre, though I was hoping for of a Harper Connelly type story, especially given the sort of main character hails from that series, but this ends up closer to Lily Bard s series instead Stay away from this if you do [...]

  11. If I could give this book six stars I would Every page was a delight, from the beginning where I got to meet beloved old characters from my favorite past Charlaine Harris series to the end, where I was left satisfied and enlightened and yet still curious about what is to come in the secretive town of Midnight, Texas This is little than a crossroads with a traffic light and a small handful of residents all of whom have their reasons for living there, and town custom is to not enquire about each [...]

  12. I m a little disheartened to say that one of the most highly anticipated books for me this year ended up being the biggest disappointment thus far I used to really look forward to each Sookie Stackhouse book that came out, even if the storyline sort of fizzled out by the end of the series So I was really excited to discover that she had a new series coming out and that it featured a small town in Texas that was surrounded by mysterious circumstances Suffice to say I was sad to find out that the [...]

  13. 3.5 it was slow, it was not exciting, and yet it was a pleasurable experience I enjoyed the relaxed small town feel of the story The pacing was easy, how life happens in a one gas station country town A place where everybody knows your business and keeps to theirs for the most part This is the kind of community that reveals their steal bonds in times of trouble It is also a place where many beings have come to hide away from the outside world Not much happens no, but the characters introduced we [...]

  14. I try not to give Harper Connelly or Lily Bard spoilers away but I do have to mention how it is that two characters from those series are able to migrate into this new Charlaine Harris universe, so if you intend to read those books and don t want to be in the least bit spoiled STOP READING Manfred Bernardo 22 year old phone and online psychic has just packed up and moved his entire life to Midnight, Texas One stoplight town with a pawnshop, resident witch and secrets than Manfred ever bargained [...]

  15. Welcome to Crazytown, Texas Everyone here is hiding something be it one s past or nature, they all have that in common There are POVs but they are all about the same things the main mystery and what they think of each other Midnight Crossroad is of an introduction to the series and setting the stage for future mysteries and problems these characters might be facing than anything else Also, I love the book summary I can t be sure if I would feel the same about Manfred if I didn t read Harper Co [...]

  16. Possibly the most boring book I ve read this year Dry writing, boring characters, boring murder mystery If the whole point of this novel is solving the murder of a character, I would have liked to know about her, enough to actually care she was dead Instead Manfred moves to town long after she s disappeared, and that s when the story begins.Why do Charlaine Harris characters end up with such cracked names Maybe it s just me, but most people I meet have names like, Matt, Brad, etc, but we get Fi [...]

  17. Marked ad to read So excited Manfred is getting his own trilogy I wonder if Harper and Tolliver will make any appearances Can t wait

  18. Midnight Crossroad s blurb urges readers to stay a while, and learn the truth , so it s rather frustrating to discover that the whole truth about the town of Midnight and its residents will have to wait until book two The truth about this first book, however, is plain despite an interesting premise, great characters and a lot of potential, it never goes anywhere.After the prologue has quirkily if a little clumsily set the scene, fantasy elements are introduced quickly, with hints of to come lat [...]

  19. What did I just read This is my first Charlaine Harris book, so I went in not knowing what to expect.A book about a town consisting of a vampire, a witch and a psychic and a host of other strange creatures and people Should have been an interesting read WASN T.I was bored Bored bored BORED That is when I wasn t scratching my head saying WTF The book and the people are just so illogical Maybe I am expecting too much It is a book with snake people, witches and vampires, so I suppose expecting some [...]

  20. 3.5 stars.I read Ms Harris s True Blood series and though I enjoyed it,the series fizzled out at the end.I was hesitant to start another series,but I liked this book I was not crazy about the storyline I thought the whodunit storyline line was a little lame It seemed a little forced.I loved the characters in this book and want to know about them,so Ms Harris effectively hooked me I just hope that the storyline strengthens,good characters can only take you so far and then interest starts to wane. [...]

  21. Very fast paced, really fun characters and some supernatural elements love it There is a murder mystery and a big twist at the end that surprised me Charlaine Harris also included a character from her Aurora Teagarden series, which was unexpected and great I like it when authors crossover characters, it makes the story so much engaging.

  22. Not my favourite book by Charlaine Harris by a long chalk And that despite the fact that there is cross over of characters from the Sookie Stackhouse series, which I am still reading and enjoying quite a bit This book had potential but I think Harris was still burnt out from finishing the Sookie series and should maybe have left this concept alone for a while.I m glad that I picked this novel up in a used book store I ll be returning it for credit and enjoying another volume of something else No [...]

  23. Man, oh man I have long been a fan of Charlaine Harris, and coming fresh off the let down of the final few books in the Dead series namely the last one , I was really hoping she would redeem herself with this new book Sadly, that simply wasn t the case The best way for me to describe what reading this book was like is to harken it to having a strong craving for a delicious tiramisu only to receive a soggy, watery, flavorless goo While the book was not so terribly offensive as the final book of t [...]

  24. A great start to a new series Welcome to Midnight, Texasa small town where everything seems pretty much normal if you just drive through and don t look any anything too closely It sort of reminded me of the Haven TV series in that regard Harris has written a great cast of characters despite their odd names, which did kind of grow on me , including Manfred, the Internet psychic, who had arrived in Midnight for reasons unknown and has a drive to work until he just about drops Fiji, and her cat Mr [...]

  25. I don t know if my tastes have changed or if the author s writing style has but this just didn t do it for me like her series in the past have I just could not get into this and had to DNF it Maybe I will try again at a later date I m hoping I like the TV series better.

  26. Sooo booooring Nothing happens and it seems like a super long introduction to the book Also the writing was really weird extremely short sentences and an author was rather telling readers what s going on instead of showing.

  27. Midnight Crossroad was different then the usual type of urban fantasy I m used to reading that is typically fast and very in your face with the supernatural elements This one had a pace that was just what I imagine Texas is like, a leisurely mosey Don t mistake me tho it was incredibly readable and such a refreshing change of pace especially considering I m normally an adrenaline junkie.The story takes place in a very very small town in Texas that pretty much only stays alive because it has a st [...]

  28. Welcome to Midnight Crossroad, where everyone has a secret Some are deadly, some are funny and some just downright odd Nevertheless, one thing is for sure, EVERYONE has one A word of warning, it might seem to those who have a passing fancy with the Sookie Stackhouse series that this book may be set in Sookies world it is NOT although there are vague elements that could possibly suggest in the smallest of ways that it is This is a very different world and one that I am happy to have been able to [...]

  29. There are two main things, among many, that are incredibly well executed by Charlaine Harris small towns small town life, and mysteries Midnight Crossroad highlights those two things perfectly You people that live in Midnight You re all marching to the beat of a different drummer The town of Midnight is tiny, population well under 20 Maybe even under 15 Each inhabitant of this mysterious town is also just as mysterious Midnighters don t like strangers they don t mind the ones who frequent the bu [...]

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