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An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, Bk 3)
An Ice Cold Grave - Harper Connelly, Bk 3
Author: Charlaine Harris
Hired to find a boy gene missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver head there -- only to discover that the boy was only one of several who had disappeared over the previous five years. All of them teenagers. All unlikely runaways. All calling for Harper. Harper soon finds them -- eight victims, buried in the ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425224243
ISBN-10: 0425224244
Publication Date: 10/7/2008
Pages: 288
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 459 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, Bk 3) on + 125 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I love this series. The stories keep getting better. Happy about what is happening with Harper and Tolliver (have to read to find out). I recommend this book, so many great characters and as always you have to wait until the end to figure out who did the killings. Barbara
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Helpful Score: 5
Fans of paranormal mysteries should snap this up.
This is a tale of murder and beyond. An unusual premise. .
A winning heroine. Her most challenging and heartbreaking
job to date. Thank goodness there is LOVE in the air.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great book, most sets that have more then two books to it kind of get redundent well this set dose not. It just gets better and better. This is my Second Set i have read by her.
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Helpful Score: 4
First Line: The eastern seaboard is crammed with dead people.

Struck by lightning as a teenager, Harper Connelly has the ability to find the dead and experience the last few seconds of their lives. This ability has become her livelihood, as she and her stepbrother/manager, Tolliver Lang, travel from place to place. Harper relies upon word-of-mouth to bring her business, usually from police departments she has dealt with in the past.

In this third book in the series, Harper and Tolliver find themselves in Doraville, North Carolina, at the behest of a citizen and the local police. Too many young boys with no reason for running away have disappeared, and some townspeople are beginning to think that a serial killer may be at work. After finding eight bodies, Harper is attacked, and the police insist that she and Tolliver stay in town to help with the investigation. Will they be able to find the serial killer before he strikes again?

This is my favorite of Harris' mystery series. The plots are intriguing, and Harper is a fascinating character. There is a sexual tension between Harper and Tolliver that has made some folks uncomfortable, but Harris clearly explains that the two are not related by blood. They just happened to grow up in the same lousy home together.

The murders in An Ice Cold Grave are upsetting, and the way the killer is unmasked is heartbreaking. It sounds ghoulish to say that I enjoyed this book a great deal, but I did. Harper Connelly is an edgy, unique character of whom I've yet to get my fill.
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Helpful Score: 3
So far this is the best book in the series.
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reviewed An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, Bk 3) on + 42 more book reviews
An Ice Cold Grave
This is the third book in the Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris. Harris is also the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series.
In An Ice Cold Grave Harper is hired to find a boy missing in Doraville, North Carolina. What Harper finds are eight bodies, victims of a serial killer. With the body found, Harper and Tolliver would like nothing better that to get out of town; they are not publicity seekers. Events conspire to keep them around, Harper is attacked, and Harper finds herself involved in the search for the killer.
This book in the series is refreshing in that there isn't the hostility to her talent normally encountered. Law enforcement is skeptical at first but come to recognize the reality. Even the pastor sees that she uses her ability for good and assumes that it is a God given talent.
The flamboyant psychic Xylda Bernardo, along with her grandson Manfred makes another appearance. She contributes a rather poignant moment to the story. There are actually a number of poignant events in this story including the resolution of one of the major plot threads.
The relationship between Harper and Tolliver also takes a step forward. If you haven't read the previous books - Grave Sight and Grave Surprise - I recommend you start with the first. Previous characters and events are referenced and you won't understand the background of a major event that occurs in this book.
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I like this series. I am still not a fan of Harper, but the stories are good and the mysteries dont give themselves away too early. Its a quick read and I will happily grab the next in the series. Harris knows her stuff, I havent read anything of hers yet I didnt enjoy.
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I enjoyed the first book in the series, liked the second one and really enjoyed the third one! They just get better and better--this one was a bit disturbing but really good mysteries are. I am a fan of all her series but this one has really got my attention now!

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