A Secret Rage & Sweet and Deadly Omnibus

In A Secret Rage, former New York City model Nickie Callahan moves back to the South—before quickly learning that Knolls, Tennessee isn’t the quiet town she remembers from her youth. Someone is attacking women, and when the violence affects Nickie personally, she resolves to catch the assailant at any cost.

In Sweet and Deadly, newspaper reporter Catherine Linton returns to the sleepy Southern town where she grew up after learning of her parents’ deaths in a car accident. She soon stumbles on the startling revelation that it wasn’t an accident at all—and that there are plenty of secrets hidden in places she least expects.

Blending small-town Southern intrigue and harrowing suspense, these two crime novels will be sure to please fans of Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, which have been adapted by Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and the Midnight, Texas series, recently adapted for television by NBC.


“Harris writes neatly and with assurance, and she avoids the goo that makes many equivalent books so sticky.”

The New York Times Book Review

“A first-rate mystery with [a] special character […] as convincing as it is surprising in its final resolution.”

Washington Post Book World

“Not many novels, and no mysteries, have shaken me as brutally as A SECRET RAGE […] Far more than the story of a crime, this is a scream of fury, of brutal humiliation […] It strips bare the latent rage concealed within the gentlest of exteriors.”

The Los Angeles Times

“A SECRET RAGE is a good mystery, well-written and compelling. I stayed up until 4:30 one morning in order to finish it […] But more than this, the book is a powerful study of rape and its consequences […] I don’t want to give anything away by describing the climax and ending of this book, but it is certainly a powerful vision of women fighting together against a common enemy.”

The Boston Globe

“Packs a perennial punch. It offers a rarity in popular fiction: an unromanticized portrait of a Southern Girl.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

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