Synopses & Reviews
Theres more to Sookie Stackhouse than you ever knew
The #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris spawned a hit TV show and captivated fans around the worldincluding other authors. Now this group of writers, specifically chosen by Charlaine, pays tribute to the southern, mind-reading belle who gets mixed up in the world of vampires and magical creatures” (The Kansas City Star) with a collection of fifteen all-new stories about your favorite residents of Bon Temps.
With contributions by
Toni L. P. Kelner
Jeanne C. Stein
"For fans mourning the end of Harris's popular Southern Vampire Mysteries series, Harris and Kelner (Games Creatures Play) have assembled a collection of stories that take place on the periphery, in the cracks, or between previously chronicled events. Series protagonist Sookie herself is nowhere to be seen; these 15 offerings feature secondary characters and breathe life into other corners of the setting. Vampire Bubba reclaims a touch of his musical past, werewolf Mustapha fights for his life, ex-bartender Desiree Dumas tries to escape her sordid history, diary entries reveal Sookie's grandmother's long-held secrets, and Eric Northman finds himself 200 years in the future, still unable to escape Sookie's influence. Standouts include Rachel Caine's 'Nobody's Business,' about the romance between officers Kevin Pryor and Kenya Jones; Suzanne MacLeod's 'The Bat-Signal,' featuring werebat Luna Garza; and 'The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars' by Dana Cameron, which gives vampire Pam the spotlight. These aren't game-changing tales, merely unseen adventures that give Sookie's world a little more complexity and depth, but they're entertaining and sometimes revelatory. In some ways, this feels like a farewell tour of the series, involving a jam session with top-notch musicians playing as the credits roll. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
"This wildly entertaining anthology features well-known authors delving into the lives of existing characters found in Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels...Crisp storytelling, sharp dialogue and great pacing are highlightsof what, for Sookie fans, will be an anthology to die for." —RT Book Reviews
Praise for CHARLAINE HARRIS and her Sookie Stackhouse novels:
“Its the kind of book you look forward to reading before you go to bed, thinking youre only going to read one chapter, and then you end up reading seven.”—Alan Ball on Dead Until Dark
“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
“[An] entertaining series…It[s] easy to understand why these oddly charming books have become so popular.”—The New Orleans Times-Picayune
“Its a bit hard to imagine having vampires and werewolves lurking around every corner, but Harris has a way of making the reader buy it hook, line, and sinker.”—The Monroe (LA) News-Star
“I love the imaginative, creative world of Charlaine Harris!”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The Sookie Stackhouse series seamlessly mixes sensuality, violence, and humor.”—Boulder Weekly
“Its impossible not to love the wry, sexy Sookie, surely one of the most winning heroines to guide us through the dark side in a long time. Maybe ever.”—BookPage
“[A] bubbly brew of supernatural twists and whimsical whodunit.”—Publishers Weekly
“Great heroine and great supernatural adventures.”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
“Harris creates a small Louisiana town peopled by quirky, vivid characters readers will want to revisit again and again.”—Crescent Blues
About the Author
is the author of the #1 New York Times
bestselling fantasy/mystery series featuring Sookie Stackhouse (the basis for the HBO series True Blood
), the New York Times
bestselling mystery series featuring lightning-struck corpse locator Harper Connelly, and other acclaimed novels.
TONI L. P. KELNER writes the Family Skeleton Mysteries as Leigh Perry and, under her own name, is the author of the Where Are They Now?” Mysteries and the Laura Fleming mystery series. She has won an Agatha Award and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and has been nominated multiple times for the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Derringer awards.