Sweet and Deadly

Sweet and Deadly

eBook - 2007
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Newspaper reporter Catherine Linton ignored her investigative instincts when her parents died in a mysterious car crash six months ago - grief obscuring the warning signs that something was amiss. But when she discovers the beaten body of her father's nurse on Linton property, Catherine quickly realizes her parents' death was no accident. Though the sleepy Southern town that Catherine's family has called home for generations still prickles with racial tension and decades-old classism, Catherine never expected that Lowfield, Mississippi, could harbor a murderer. Now, it seems everyone has a terrible secret. But how many people in Lowfield would kill to keep them hidden? Catherine finds herself both the sheriff's lead suspect and the killer's next target. With the help of her handsome editor, Randall, and her quirky fellow reporter, Tom, Catherine must untangle the dark roots of the murders and stop the killer who wears a neighbor's face. Sweet and Deadly is the thrilling stand-alone mystery debut from Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series, as well as the award-nominated Aurora Teagarden Series, Lily Bard Series, and Harper Connelly Series.
Publisher: [United States] : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2007
ISBN: 9781625671110
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Nov 02, 2016

The main character is not easy to warm up to, and unlike Sookie Stackhouse, she is not someone I'd like to meet. It is a good story, but not as engaging as one would hope.

Aug 25, 2016

Although Charlaine's writing is much more entertaining now, this is well written and the story flows well. A very good early effort and still easy to read.

Apr 29, 2012

I think this is the first book written by Charlaine Harris. Tame, but a well written story and enjoyable.

LaimaA Feb 09, 2012

Not as engrossing as Charlaine Harris' later works. Also, the motive for the killings was a bit lame. Perhaps the lameness of the motive is a result of the date of the book or the fact that it's set in a southern state, but I just didn't really find it all that convincing.

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