With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.

Harper Connelly (series) by Charlaine Harris

Fans of paranormal mysteries will enjoy the Harper Connelly novels by Charlaine Harris, famed author of the Sookie Stackhouse / True Blood series. Harper is a twenty-something woman with an unfortunate family history. After surviving a lightning strike as a teen, she finds herself with an inexplicable ability. As an adult, she travels the country using this acquired 6th sense to locate the bodies of missing people and determine cause of death with the assistance of her stepbrother, Tolliver. Each installment in the series focuses on a different case and the turmoil her "gift" creates in Harper's life.

The four titles in this series are

If the Harper Connelly series interests you, feel free to request the books and check them out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.