Charlaine Harris‘s latest supernatural mystery, DAY SHIFT, is out tomorrow in the UK in paperback! The second novel in the Midnight, Texas series, it is published by Gollancz. Here’s the synopsis…
Welcome to the most intriguing mystery you’ll read this year.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas.
It’s a quiet little town, perched at the junction between Davy Road and Witch Light Road, and it’s easy to miss. With its boarded-up windows, single traffic light and sleepy air, there’s nothing special about Midnight… which is exactly how the residents like it.
So when the news comes that a new owner plans to renovate the run-down, abandoned old hotel in town, it’s not met with pleasure. Who would want to come to Midnight, with its handful of shops, the Home Cookin diner, and quiet residents — and why?
But there are bigger problems in the air. When Manfred Bernado, the newest resident in town, is swept up in a deadly investigation suddenly the hotel and its residents are the least of the towns concern. The police, lawyers and journalists are all headed to Midnight, and it’s the worst possible moment…
DAY SHIFT is the stand-alone follow-up to MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD. The third novel in the Midnight, Texas series — NIGHT SHIFT — is due to be published in May 2016.
Here is just a small selection from the many great reviews DAY SHIFT has received…
‘Superstar Harris is back with the second installment of her fresh new series that explores the mysteries of Midnight, Texas. Harris excels at building a rich cast of characters who are like icebergs, with much lying beneath the surface. Having secondary characters from the Sookie-verse pop in just adds to the intriguing vibe!’ — RT Book Reviews
‘Outsiders swarm the sleepy streets of Midnight, Tex., as supernatural superstar Harris returns with another practiced out-of-the-ordinary mystery…Harris continues to open up her setting, layering in more secrets as well as revealing some answers, and, in a nod to her fans, dropping the S-bomb to link this series with her famous Southern Vampire Mysteries series.’ — Publishers Weekly
‘Fresh, innovative and damn good fun to read!’ — Upcoming4Me
‘A rewarding read, a solid story with some great characters in one of the most promising urban fantasy series I’ve seen since the Dresden files.’ — SF Book Reviews
‘The reigning master of ‘‘rural fantasy’’ returns to the tiny village of Midnight, Texas (familiar from Midnight Crossroad) with a new story of magic and mystery, with local psychic Manfred Bernardo embroiled in a murder case that brings unwelcome publicity to the town. Harris’s customary warmth and humor shines throughout.’ — Locus
Zeno represents Charlaine Harris in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.