An Ice Cold Grave (#3)

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The voices of the dead become inescapable clues for lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly in this newest installment from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris…

Harper Connelly heads to Doraville, North Carolina to find a missing boy—one of several teenage boys who have disappeared over the last five years. And all of them are calling for Harper. She finds them, buried in the frozen ground. All she wants is to get out of town before she’s caught in the media storm—until she herself is attacked and becomes part of the investigation. Soon Harper will learn more than she cared to about the dark mysteries and long-hidden secrets of Doraville—knowledge of the dead that makes her next in line to end up in an ice-cold grave…


“Harris’s greatest strength is creating realistic, fully-rounded characters with just a sentence or two […] Fans of paranormal mysteries will snap this book up.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“Exciting […] Harris dependably delivers fear with charming down-home finesse.”

Publishers Weekly

“Harris’ series makes the most of its unusual premise, using the paranormal elements to good effect. She has also created a winning heroine.”


“In the third installment of Harris’ eerie and mesmerizing series, big changes are afoot for plucky psychic heroine Harper Connelly [...] What more could you ask for than a creepy mystery and a chilling drama?”

RT Book Reviews

“This is the third in the series, and it just keeps getting better and better.”


“Harris’ unadorned, visceral prose deftly describes her locales and her characters. The violence, while hard-hitting, never exceeds what’s called for to set up the scene. This satisfying whodunit is recommended for any mystery fan seeking an original female character operating in a vividly evoked provincial setting.”

Mystery Scene

“Harris always writes a good mystery. The usual twists and turns keep the reader turning the pages. An added bonus this time is that Harper’s relationship with Tolliver moves forward.”


“Harris lightens the darkness with hope. She combines great description with chases, violence, and even chit-chat to make a very enjoyable whole.”


“This is the kind of small town, dark thriller that Stephen King excels at and Harris proves no slouch herself, crafting an atmosphere more chilling than an Arctic wind.”

Death Ray Magazine

Awards & Accolades


#25 New York Times Bestseller List (2 weeks at #25)