cover image All the Dead Shall Weep

All the Dead Shall Weep

Charlaine Harris. Saga, $28.99 (256p) ISBN 978-1-982182-52-6

Bestseller Harris’s action-packed fifth Gunnie Rose alternate history (after The Serpent in Heaven) proves what a powerful force newly reunited sisters Lizbeth and Felicia are when working together. Shortly after Felicia arrives in Texoma to visit her gunslinger sister, Lizbeth’s new husband, Eli, mysteriously takes off with his brother, Peter. Lizbeth is sure Eli has left her forever, their quiet new life not enough for him. Felicia extends her visit to support her sister, and suitors soon flock to her, trying to win her hand before the fast-approaching Wizards’ Ball, where powerful marriage alliances are arranged. After one of these suitors attacks Lizbeth, however, the sisters realize there’s more to their visitors than meets the eye. With an unknown militia also trying to take over the town, Lizbeth and Felicia forge a closer relationship as they take on their many enemies together. Harris keeps things close to home and dials in on her heroines’ relationship without sacrificing any of the high-octane action the series is known for. The result may be the best Gunnie Rose adventure yet. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky. (Sept.)