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Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestseller and a multiple award winner The Sookie books are Southern mysteries, 'one of the best of the breed, concocted out of just the right mix of humour, intrigue and excitement' BOOKLIST Alan Ball (SIX FEET UNDER) is bringing Sookie Stackhouse to the small screen; Anna Paquin goes blonde to play the telepathic barmaid in TRUE BLOOD, with British hunk Stephen Moyer as Sookie's on/off lover Bill the vampire and Alexander Skarsgard, thrice voted Sweden's sexiest man, as Eric, the Viking vampire. 'Harris outdoes herself, packing the story full of romantic tension and supernatural action. Harris provides many fun twists, which paves the way for a shock ending that will delight longtime fans' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Starred Review 'A great addition to one of the more entertaining series in the paranormal genre' MONSTERS & CRITICS

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Charlaine Harris is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of supernatural romantic mysteries starring Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic bar maid, and a cast of vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night. She has several other NT Times bestselling series, including the Harper books, about a girl who can hear the dead. She is married, with children, and lives in Arkansas.


Vampires started the craze of coming out to the ordinary human world. Now weres and shapeshifters have done the same. In a highly publicized TV interview, a gorgeous young woman explains that there are those who appear completely human but have a second nature within, which she then demonstrates by turning into a wolf. Some mortals are shocked and become belligerent. The issues of minority rights and hate crimes become a real problem when Crystal, a pregnant werepanther and estranged wife of Sookie Stackhouse's brother Jason, is found nailed to a cross. In the midst of this horror, Sookie finds her own life endangered by a rebellion in the land of the Fairies. It seems her fae great-grandfather's princely power is being challenged, making Sookie a target of the rebels. Then there is Sookie's love life. The handsome, formidable vampire Eric has tricked Sookie into a much closer relationship with him, not that she minds too much. Three strong story lines lead to an intensely gripping finale. The ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is one of the best. Librarians, be warned: buy multiple copies.-Patricia Altner. Biblioinfo.com. Columbia, MD Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse braces herself for trouble when another group of supernatural beings goes public in her disjointed eighth adventure (after 2008's From Dead to Worse). Following the vampires' lead, the shape-shifters decide to step out of the woodwork and announce their existence to the world. While the initial reveal goes smoothly, the brutal crucifixion of a young werepanther behind the local bar makes Sookie wonder if the people of Bon Temps, La., are as tolerant as she thought. Meanwhile, the FBI is asking questions about Sookie's uncanny ability to locate survivors after an explosion, and trouble is brewing among the secretive fae. Harris tries to cram too much into a single story, and even die-hard fans of Sookie's adventures in print and on HBO's True Blood will complain about the plot gaps. (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Harris serves up a palatable mix of fantasy, horror, humour, romance and mystery." - The Cairns Post [The novel s] implications are intriguing, and work to construct the contemporary Southern Gothic narrative as more than simply a headlong tale of terror. - ASIF Harris is a prolific writer and Sookie is one of her enduring characters. Harris prose is tight, modern and quite funny. [A] great supernatural, romantic thriller." - CairnsPost.com.au Harris has carved her niche in the plethora of paranormal series writing, with a strong heroine. - ASIF

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