Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas #1) (Paperback)

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Welcome to Midnight Pawn, one of the few businesses in a small West Texas community marked by the stoplight at the corner of Witch Light Road and the Davy Highway. Few pass through, and fewer stay – and most of the latter share two traits: a craving for privacy and secrets to hide.  Newcomer (familiar to readers of the Harper Connelly series) Manfred Bernardo, who has just relocated to the rental house next to the pawnshop, empathizes with his neighbor’s concerns even as he endeavors to transition from outsider to resident. Readers and Manfred learn much more when the discovery of a murdered corpse and resultant official and unofficial investigations bring a number of hidden stories to light. Recommended for fans of Charlaine’s supernatural and suspense stories.



— From Maryelizabeth's Past Reviews



Take a trip to the small town where only outsiders fit in with the first novel in Charlaine Harris’ paranormal mystery series.

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 the Davy highway. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There’s a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There’s a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own...

About the Author

Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.

Praise For…

Praise for Charlaine Harris and Her Novels of Midnight, Texas

“[Harris is] the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed.”—Houston Press

“[An] out-of-the-ordinary mystery.”—Publishers Weekly

“More addictive and more satisfying than a class A drug.”—SFBook

“A little magic, a little mystery, and a lot of imagination make for a story that is both fun and edgy.”—Kirkus Reviews

“As intimate and deep as the Stackhouse novels.”—Library Journal

“Move over Bon Temps, Midnight, Texas, has arrived.”—Fresh Fiction

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425263167
ISBN-10: 0425263169
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: A Novel of Midnight, Texas