Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO's True Blood, NBC's Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.
Praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels
"It's the kind of book you look forward to reading before you go to bed, thinking you're only going to read one chapter, and then you end up reading seven."--Alan Ball, executive producer of True Blood "Vivid, subtle, and funny in her portrayal of southern life."--Entertainment Weekly "Charlaine Harris has vividly imagined telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse and her small-town Louisiana milieu, where humans, vampires, shapeshifters, and other sentient critters live...Her mash-up of genres is delightful, taking elements from mysteries, horror stories, and romances."--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The series continues to be inventive and funny with an engaging, smart, and sexy heroine."--The Denver Post "Blending action, romance, and comedy, Harris has created a fully functioning world so very close to our own, except, of course, for the vamps and other supernatural creatures."--The Toronto Star
In this engrossing installment of the best-selling "Southern Vampire" series, Sookie Stackhouse from Bon Temps, LA, is ensnared in another mysterious death and the politics of every supernatural group in town, from the werewolves to the vampires to the magical fae. Sookie's life is in an uproar-she and her vampire husband, Eric, are on eggshells, all the worse when she finds him feeding on another woman, a young "were" whose intoxicating scent is irresistible. When this stranger winds up dead on Eric's front lawn, all worlds collide as Sookie scrambles to clear his name-and her own. Audie Award-winning narrator Johanna Parker's dynamic Southern tones are seamless with Harris's prose. VERDICT Though this book is much less sexy than previous novels in the series, Harris delivers another trademark mystery with fantastic characters and nonstop action. True Blood fans will not be disappointed. [The Ace hc, published in May, was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Jamie-Lee Schombs, Middletown, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.