Now best known for her New York Times-bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels, Charlaine Harris garnered an unusual degree of acclaim with her first novel -- the story of a murder that embroils a small-town reporter in a mystery that hits close to home.
Catherine Linton came home to Lowfield, Mississippi convinced that the untimely deaths of her parents in a car accident was no accident -- but nobody believed her. So she stayed, taking a job at the local paper, to try to both convince the sheriff that she was right-and maybe convince herself she was wrong. After all, her father had been the town doctor, loved (she always thought) by all. To think he was killed was to think that one of her friends or neighbors has harbored some deep resentment toward him. Then she finds the dead body of the women who had been her father`s nurse for many years. Obviously murdered. Now Catherine knows that she was not wrong about her parent`s death. Someone in Lowfield has a terrible secret, a secret worth killing for. Not once, not twice, but -- when another body is found -- three times. And the killer won`t hesitate to add more victims to the list, as Catherine gets closer and closer to the truth.
Harris, Charlaine American writer. Charlene Harris was born on November 25, 1951 in Tunica, Mississippi, and spent her childhood there. Already as a child, she composed horror stories with ghosts, and by the time she entered the university (the private liberal arts university Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee) she was writing poetry and plays. After graduating in 1973 with a bachelor`s degree in English and Communication, she changed several low-paying jobs, and then got the opportunity to stay at home and write books. Since 1978, Charlene has been married to Hal Schultz, this is her second marriage. Charlene and Hal have three children - Patrick, Timothy and Julia. Charlene now lives in Magnolia, Arkansas, with her husband, children, three dogs and a duck (the duck, she said, is not allowed into the house). Charlene Harris` first novel, Detective Sweet and Deadly, was published in 1981 by Houghton Mifflin. The novel tells the story of a journalist from a southern US town ...
Harris, Charlaine American writer. Charlene Harris was born on November 25, 1951 in Tunica, Mississippi, and spent her childhood there. Already as a child, she composed horror stories with ghosts, and by the time she entered the university (the private liberal arts university Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee) she was writing poetry and plays. After graduating in 1973 with a bachelor`s degree in English and Communication, she changed several low-paying jobs, and then got the opportunity to stay at home and write books. Since 1978, Charlene has been married to Hal Schultz, this is her second marriage. Charlene and Hal have three children - Patrick, Timothy and Julia. Charlene now lives in Magnolia, Arkansas, with her husband, children, three dogs and a duck (the duck, she said, is not allowed into the house). Charlene Harris` first novel, Detective Sweet and Deadly, was published in 1981 by Houghton Mifflin. The novel tells the story of a journalist from a southern US town who is trying to solve the mystery of the murder of her parents. In 1984, the same publishing house published the second detective novel by Harris "A Secret Rage", its plot is tied to rape. After the childbirth break, Charlene began writing a detective series about the Georgia librarian Aurora Teagarden, and her very first novel, Real Murders, was nominated for the Agatha Award -1990. ... The second cycle, much darker, is the "Shakespearean" books about Lily Bard, which are set in the fictional town of Shakespeare, Arkansas. Lily Bard is a young cleaning lady, the victim of a terrible crime, forced to cope with its consequences. The cycle ended with the novel "Shakespeare`s Counselor" in 2001. Charlene Harris` real fame was brought by a series of books about a waitress from the fictional town of Bon Temps in Louisiana (the first translators of the cycle into Russian transliterated the name according to English, and not according to French rules like Bon Temps). Sookie Stackhouse - a telepath with an admixture of elven blood, a friend of vampires, werewolves and other supernatural beings - is constantly involved in many adventures. The first book of the cycle "Dead until dark" won the "Anthony Award", was nominated for the fantastic "Locus" -2002 (21st place in the "fantasy novel" category) and the detective "Agatha Award" -2002 , the second book "Living Dead in Dallas" was awarded The Lord Ruthven Award -2003 (awarded for books about vampires) and reached the final of the "Sapphire Award" -2003 (third place). Books about Sookie have been translated and published in Japan, Greece, Germany, Spain, France, Russia; the rights to film them are sold. According to Harris, she was most influenced by Jane Austen`s Pride and Prejudice and Barbara Paul`s The Fourth Wall, which changed Charlene`s mind about what a woman should be. Other influential writers include Laurell K (aye) Hamilton, Katy Munger, Dennis Lehane, Andrew Vachss and Harlan Coben. Charlene Harris - President of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance; “The last time I asked, this“ organization ”consisted of Joan Hess and me” :)), Board Member of the Sisters in Crime in Crime, member of Mystery Writers of America and American Crime Writers League. Until recently, she was the senior church head of the Episcopal Church of St. James. Harris was involved in weightlifting and studied karate. She is a drunken reader and a moderate film-goer. In 2005, Harris published Grave Sight, which opens a new series about Harper Connelly, an out-of-this-world girl who can find corpses; already published three novels of the cycle. Detective, Declaration of love . Charlene Harris` official website . [collapse collapsed title = Bibliography:] 1981 - Sweet and Deadly 1984 - A Secret Rage Aurora Teagarden - Aurora Teagarden Series 1990 - 1. Real Murders - Famous Assassins Club 1992 - 2. A Bone to Pick - Your Move, Mister Killer 1994 - 3. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse 1995 - 4. The Julius House 1996 - 5. Dead Over Heels 1999 - 6. A Fool and His Honey 2002 - 7. Last Scene Alive 2003 - 8. Poppy Done to Death Lily Bard - Lily Bard / Shakespeare Series 1996 - 1. Shakespeare`s Landlord - Much Ado About One Dead 1997 - 2. Shakespeare `Champion - Everything Is Good That Starts With Murder 1998 - 3. Shakespeare`s Christmas 2000 - 4. Shakespeare`s Trollop 2001 - 5. Shakespeare`s Counselor Sjo Sookie Stackhouse and Vampire Bill - Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series 2001 - 1. Dead Until Dark - Dead Until It`s Light 2002 - 2. Living Dead in Dallas - Living Dead in Dallas 2003 - 3. Club Dead - Club of the Dead 2004 - 4. Dead to the World - Dead asleep 2004- 4.1 ... Fairy Dust - Elven Dust 2007- 4.2. Dracula Night - Dracula Night 2004- 4.3. Dancers in the Dark - Dancers in the Dark 2005 - 5. Dead as a Doornail - Dead as a nail 2005 - 5.1. One Word Answer - One Word Answer 2006 - 6. Definitely Dead - Ultimately Dead 2006 - 6.1. Tacky 2007 - 7. All Together Dead - All around are dead [= Completely dead] 2008 - 7.1. Lucky - Lucky 2008 - 8. From Dead to Worse - Worse than dead 2008 - 8.1. Gift Wrap - Gift wrapped 2009- 8.2. Bacon 2009 - 9. Dead and Gone - Dead and Forgotten 2009 - 9.1. The Britlingens Go to Hell 2010- 9.2. Dahlia Underground 2010- 10. Dead in the Family - Dead in the family / Dead relatives 2010- 10.1. Two Blondes - Two Blondes 2011- 10.2. Small-Town Wedding 2010- 10.3. A Very Vampire Christmas 2011- 10.4. Dying for Dayligh 2011- 11. Dead Reckoning - Dead Reckoning / Dead Reckoning 2011- 12.1. Death by Dahlia 2012-12. Deadlocked - Deadlocked 2012-12.2. Playing Possum 2013- 13. Dead Ever After - Dead Forever Harper Connelly 2005 - 1. Grave Sight - Day of the Dead 2006 - 2. Grave Surprise - Dead Man`s Gift 2007 - 3. An Ice Cold Grave - Dead Man`s Revenge 2009 - 4. Grave Secret - Dead Man`s Secret [/ collapse]