I love Charlaine Harris’ books and have followed her since the Sookie Stackhouse collection. I opened “Sweet and Deadly” one morning during the Covid 19 quarantine and could not put it down until the end. I am a avid reader but I have never before been able to be so focused or entertained by a story. Brava, Ms. Harris. The story follows the return of a woman to her childhood home after the death of her parents. She begins work at her local news paper and settles into a quite, private life until she discovers the dead body of her father’s, the town former physician, nurse. Soon another body hits the ground and she, the sheriff and killer are off to find or destroy evidence which will lead to the culprit. The story is beautifully written and well thought out. I did determine the identity before the climax but it was toward the end of book. The ending was sophisticated and strong until the end.