Book #30 was Grave Sight, the first book in Charlaine Harris’ Harper Connelly series. The back of the book reads:
Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. The way Harper sees it, she’s providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living-but she’s used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her stepbrother Tolliver as her manager and sometime-bodyguard, she’s become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it’s always urgent-even if the dead can wait forever.
Harper and Tolliver are interesting characters. A little dark, a little moody, a little lonely. Dedicated to each other. This series appears to be a bit more serious than Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series, but this initial book is just as good. I had almost guessed what the deal was with the relationship between Dell and Teenie, but there was a twist there I wasn’t expecting! I also read the little bit of the second book that was at the end, which I rarely do, and I think the second book will be as good as the first.
Page count: 293 | Word count: 69,601
2007: The Bone Collector (Jeffery Deaver)
2006: Visions in Death (J.D. Robb)
2005: Jackdaws (Ken Follett)