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Visting vampires, feuding faeries, deadly romance. No-one throws a party like Sookie Stackhouse...This is the penultimate, wonderful, twelfth Sookie Stackhouse novel.
CHARLAINE HARRIS is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty-five years. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she is the author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, basis for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Aurora Teagarden original movies; the Midnight, Texas series, now a brand-new TV series; the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series, basis for the HBO show True Blood; the Lily Bard mysteries; the Harper Connelly mysteries; and the co-author of the graphic novel trilogy Cemetery Girl. Harris now lives in Texas with her husband and two rescue dogs.
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.