Synopses & Reviews
Oozing originality and charm, the first in a series of irresistible vampire murder mysteries. Small town Louisiana has a big problem — or rather a number of big problems. And now some of them have come knocking on Sookie's door....
Sookie is an unassuming cocktail waitress in an (outwardly) unremarkable town. She's quiet, keeps to herself and doesn't get out much. Attractive as she is, her hidden 'talents' send men running. For some reason her mindreading skills are just a bit threatening . Then the unreadable Bill appears on the scene. Tall, dark and handsome, Bill seems to be the man of her dreams. Except he's not technically human. Bill is a vampire and a vampire who keeps seriously bad company, some suspected — unsurprisingly &,mdash; of murder. Things get a bit close to home when a co-worker is murdered and Sookie starts wondering whether she will be next .
"An author of rare talents." Publishers Weekly
"Harris writes neatly and with assurance." The New York Times Book Review
"A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend of vampire and mystery that's hard to put down, and should not be missed." Susan Sizemore
“With…an audacious wink of her eye, Harris creates a world that is both a weird possibility and a wild ride.”—The Anniston Star
“Vivid, subtle, and funny in her portrayal of southern life.”—Entertainment Weekly
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Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea.
Since Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has so few living relatives, she hates to lose oneeven her cousin Hadley, undead consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. Hadleys left everything she had to Sookie, but claiming that inheritance has a high risk factor. Some people dont want her looking too deeply into Hadleys past or Hadleys possessions. And theyre prepared to do anything in their power to stop her....
For years, Charlaine Harris has delighted fans with her mystery series featuring small-town waitress-turned-paranormal sleuth Sookie Stackhouse. And with HBO launching an all-new show, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse will be bigger than ever.
About the Author
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author for both her Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series and her Harper Connelly Prime Crime mystery series. She has lived in the South her entire life.