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Midnight Crossroad

by Charlaine Harris

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

Midnight Crossroad Synopsis

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it? 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 (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people 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). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth ...

Midnight Crossroad Press Reviews

'Midnight Crossroad Sparkle.'



'A promising start to a new series...once you've entered, you'll never leave.'

- Sci-Fi


'Now All of Harris trademarks are present - charm and wit, pacy storytelling and likeable characters.'

- We Love This Book


'Midnight Crossroad - featuring an oddball cast including a witch, a vampire and a talking cat - soon has you under its spell.'



'A gently paced mystery with a supernatural slant, populated by endearing, varied and well-constructed characters...Definitely recommend.'

- Civilian Reader


'A slow burning novel which successfully juggles setting the scene for an ongoing series with a self-contained story.'

- Sci-Fi Bulletin


'I can see many nights being lost to the wonder of Midnight. 4 /5 Backwards Compatible Fans might be sad to say good-bye to Sookie, but they'll be so intrigued by the denizens of Midnight they won't have time to mourn.'

- A Knife and a Quill


'Midnight Crossroad is another compelling book by Charlaine Harris. I love her storytelling style and the wonderful characters she creates Following the Nerd I was blown away by Midnight Crossroad. It's a wholly immersive, stunningly written adventure that I couldn't put down. The characters are spot on and unforgettable, the plot is exciting - the only negative thing is that I have to (very impatiently) wait for book two!!!'

- Carly Bennett Blogspot


'The inclusion of a mystery that starts simply and then winds out of control so that no one can be trusted makes this is a blast to read. Everyone is your friend in Midnight, but you don't know everything about anyone. I can't wait for Midnight to come again. Overall grade: A.'

-Sci-Fi Pulse


'If you have read anything by Charlaine Harris I can guarantee you won't be disappointed. If you haven't read anything by Charlaine Harris, then Midnight Crossroad might be the book to get you started.'

- Fantasy Book Review


'This gentle mystery shows an author confident in her writing and perhaps heralds the arrival of the best stage of her work - one where she writes primarily because of the sheer love for writing. An excellent read.'

- Book Geek Says


'The characters are fascinating, the world she created is very intriguing and there is SO MUCH mystery ... so much, in fast, that you just HAVE to relocate from Bon Temps to Midnight, Texas.


Comments on Portrait of a Woman:


'A sinster read for lovers of the vampire series to get their teeth into.'

-Manchester Evening News


'A pleasurable and enjoyable read...I can't honestly wait for my my next visit to Midnight.'

-Gav Reads


'It's fun, a page turner that you'll romp through in no time.'

-Piper at the Gates of Fantasy


'Midnight Crossroad is an unforgettable kick-start to a fresh and very exciting new series.'

- Fiction Facination


'Harris is back with a vengeance! TW Books This book appears to have it all.'

- Escapes of a Bookworm


'It's clear from the start that this is an author at the peak of their ability.'

-SF Book


'If you like your soap-opera with fangs and magic, then this will delight you.'

- Starburst Magazine


'An excellent start to what looks to be an intriguing and very entertaining series'

- Reader Dad

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781473208988
Publication date: 16/10/2014
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780575092846
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780575092846
Publication date: 8th May 2014
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,

About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series, adapted for HBO as True Blood, as well as three other exceptional series - The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, The Lily Bard Mysteries, and the Harper Connelly Series. She is married, with children, and lives in Central Texas.   CLICK HERE to read our 'Ask the Author' interview with Charlaine Harris.

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