Midnight Crossroad is the first book in a new series by Charlaine Harris. There are planned to be only 3 novels in the Midnight, Texas Trilogy according to Charlaine Harris' website. This series features characters who have appeared in previous series by Harris.
Midnight, Texas, is a very small town, and many people and businesses have deserted it. The few that are left are a strange lot. There is a newcomer to town, who happens to be Manfred Bernardo from the Harper Connelly novels. Manfred arrives just in time for some drama surrounding a woman who disappeared from town a couple of months before.
The book reminds me a bit of J.K. Rowling's A Casual Vacancy, there isn't a main character and it is more of an ensemble piece. Except, of course, some people in Midnight have bigger and more peculiar secrets than a typical small town. Manfred himself is a psychic and there may be a vampire, there definitely is a witch, and perhaps a shifter for good measure.
There is a character from the Lily Bard series, although I didn't remember him until much later in the book, when it was given away. I haven't read that series in forever. But I was pretty sure of the one from Aurora Teagarden, but I cheated and looked it up online before the book gave it away.
There is a twisty murder mystery and all kinds of twisty secrets. Midnight Crossroad was a fun read and I raced through it. Now that I've gotten to the end, I will have to read it again to pick up more clues for book two!
I highly recommend Midnight Crossroad, if you're a fan of Charlaine Harris' already or urban fantasy, or paranormal mystery you will enjoy it!
I'm going to give Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris, 4 stars.