There are many references to other series and characters that I can't exactly be sure why I like Midnight Crossroad. This one had a pace that was just what I imagine Texas is like, a leisurely mosey. It takes place in a very small town but it does have a bit more violence than your usual cozy mystery. Snuggly, which I thought was hilarious the resident witch who runs a small shop and holds classes for those interested in the craft; Bobo, owner of Midnight Pawn, who has some family secrets that people would kill to uncover; Olivia, whose identity and profession are a complete mystery; Madonna Reed and her husband Teacher, who run the local diner; the Lovell family that runs the local Gas N Go; Joe and Chuy, the gay couple that owns the nail salon and antique shop; the Rev, your not-so-average clergyman who tends the pet cemetery; and Lemuel, the vampire that can suck energy as well as blood, who lives below Midnight Pawn. This is flat, simplistic writing. A place where everybody knows your business and keeps to theirs for the most part. Does a bar like the Cartoon Saloon really exist, and if it does, where can I find it? So he finds himself hanging out in the local diner run by a woman called Madonna, who has a baby and is married to the local handyman.
Well, I've never found anything else quite like Charlaine Harris's cozies. Should have been an interesting read. This is a little town in West Texas out in the middle of nowhere, with maybe a couple hundred total residents, most of whom live in outlying ranches. Season 2 moved to Fridays at 10:00 pm. Both made a living as psychics, with Manfred having more actual talent than his grandmother, but both having actual flashes of psychic skills. Sadly, Harris is no longer on my insta-buy list for authors I'll blindly buy hardcovers of. The supernatural series is only three episodes in, but we're all already totally hooked — which should come as no surprise really, considering the show is based on a series of books written by the same author who brought us Sookie Stackhouse and inspired True Blood.
What happens when a witch, a vampire, and a psychic walk into the Home Cookin restaurant in Midnight, Texas? Midnight Crossroad is another compelling book by Charlaine Harris. Actually, everyone in Midnight has some sort of secret. A lot of room was left for this story to evolve and that aspect left it feeling rather unpolished to me. I can't be sure if I would feel the same about Manfred if I didn't read series which I liked. Stay away from this if you don't like mysteries solved by people who shouldn't be solving mysteries one of Harris's protagonists in another series is a cleaning lady, and yet the worst one is a librarian. Football, because we were all one team and we were all colors. At least one of the books from Lily Bard is completely retold here.
Some of the items in the pawn shop are possibly more magical than they look. A favourite book of 2014, for sure. The description given of Lemuel made his romantic pairing with Olivia, to me not only highly unlikely but also cringe-worthy. 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 simply enjoy a good adventure. Football and karate saved me. The pace was extremely slow in the beginning chapters and took some real digging in to get through. The main character is a psychic.
It all seems promising, and the first half of the book lives up to that promise. Oh man, how can I trust Ms. I like I was hugely disappointed in this new book. But one thing Manfred learns pretty early on is that Midnighters take care of each other. She's a self-professed Whovian, as well as a Supernatural, and Sherlock Holmes junkie, She enjoys sharing books, tips, recipes and hosting the.
First of all take the Sookie of it all out of your brain. Bobo is having a hard time living down his family's legacy of racism and hatred, and now his girlfriend has disappeared and he is heartbroken. The locale also very frequently was an unspoken character in the book. Of course events are set in motion that lead to the spilling of a lot of them. While the book didn't exactly make me want to tear my hair out in agony, I definitely found myself wondering if I could find my receipt to return it. More reason to buy the next novel in the series to see if Mama and Daddy took the leader to the woodshed? She's an author who has a lot she wants to say about the American South and this new balance gives her the opportunity for social commentary while still having fun with the fantastical elements.
I've read the Harper Connely books, but they didn't hold the same magic Sookie did I still get mad when I think of those books, talk about destroyed expectations so this series is more like them than Sookie. Maybe it's just me, but most people I meet have names like, Matt, Brad, etc, but we get Fiji, who has a crush on Bobo. In her thirties and curvalicious, Fiji is a proud witch and hopelessly in love with her good friend, Bobo. Plus, this is just a trilogy! Hey, at least I was reading in my spare time rather than watching tv, so I suppose the book served at least some purpose. This one had a pace that was just what I imagine Texas is like, a leisurely mosey.
Names are downright bizarre — Fiji reminds me a water, Bobo reminds me of clowns, Lemuel makes me think of pale colored beans, Creek? But soon there are dead bodies and a murder that readers must attempt to solve with little moments of information gleaned from various town residents. I will continue the series. The story is told from the 3rd person a departure from her previous works - primarily from the perspective of Manfred Bernardo who's a stranger to the area who has just moved to the town at the start of the book. Harris now lives in Texas with her husband and two rescue dogs. If the whole point of this novel is solving the murder of a character, I would have liked to know more about her, enough to actually care she was dead. Dry writing, boring characters, boring murder mystery. It does work, just, because the Aurora Teagarden and Lily Bard books happened before the invention of True Blood and the subsequent outing of the vampires, so it is easy to believe that events in those books could have happened in a world crawling with paranormal creatures, it's just that the characters of that world lived in blissful ignorance of that fact.